T: The Laughing Spoons
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By Carl Hession
Also known as The Loughing Spoons, Na Spúnóga Ag Scigireacht.
There are 5 recordings of this tune.
The Laughing Spoons has been added to 2 tune sets.
The Laughing Spoons has been added to 21 tunebooks.
What sort of spoons “Lough”?
This tune seems to be a bit of a mixtureof other tunes. Where did it come from?
Yes what is a loughing spoon? Donough, this came from the CD Tony O’Connell and Andy Morrow with Arty McGlynn. Check it out on the session website. Accroding to the CD cover notes the tune was written by Galway musician Carl Hessian. I like the whole set and play it on concertina. Enjoy yourself….
Loughing is obviously a typo. Carl Hession’s original irish title is Na Spúnóga Ag Scigireacht which translates as Giggling, Sniggering, Jeering = Laughing Spoons.
The laughing spoons seem to be a reminiscence of Paddy Fahey’s jig; https://thesession.org/tunes/532
in its major setting (as played on Planxty’s Words & Music for instance)