I transcribed this from a tape of a performance by Brid Harper (fiddle) and Dermot Byrne (box) at a small club in Ireland. They followed this reel with "The Golden Keyboard" and ended with "Kiss Me Kate."
Breathnach Vol. 3
This appears as "Gan Ainm" as No. 86. It comes from Fred Finn and Peter Horan.
Peter recorded it as "American Reel" on The Sound of the Coleman Country. His version is a good bit different than the sheet music here, but close to Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds’ version.
Paul de Grae, who translated Breathnach’s notes*, also has "The Fantastic Reel"as an alternative title.
* see http://www.nigelgatherer.com/books/CRE/
The B part of this reel is very similar to the B part of "Tom Sullivan’s Polka" https://thesession.org/tunes/1820
Horan and McGann/Reynolds settings?
If anyone’s written out the setting Sol mentioned, I’d by interested to see them.
this reel sounds like a hornpipe, a rather nice hornpipe
…is very reminiscent of "The Sunny Banks".
yrneH, sorry I didn’t see your request when you posted it. Since I posted that comment I went and forgot the tune, so it will take me a bit to relearn and get the notation down for you. The good news is I just found a really nicely recorded version of Peter playing it solo in my collection.
In the meantime, Peter’s version is probably closer to https://thesession.org/tunes/10851 than to this setting.
Great reel, lovely with Martin Wynne’s no.4 and Josephine Keegan’s "the curlews"
I just added the alternate title "Glencolmkille" as seen in the Elvie Miller / Naomi Morse Grapevine CD. I add their setting too !
I have posted this version of the tune that was listed as Gan Ainm on the Open the Door For Three Album (track 7)
The classic recording of this reel by Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds
is track 7 of this record: https://thesession.org/recordings/450
This is how I have the tune. I got it from Peter Horan’s playing of it originally, but have probably strayed a bit. Couple of obvious spots where he folded the tune up an octave to get it to sit on the flute.