I learnt this tune a couple of days ago from Dave Garman at the Hibernia Centre, Bristol.
A simple enough tune, but with great potential for variation and ornamentation. Every time Dave plays it he does something different (a slide, a roll, a cut, a grace note, extra notes, double stopping, etc). A tune to be played with swing. So what I’ve submitted is a distillation of what he plays.
It has a Scottish feel to it (A maj, top two strings on the fiddle only) and the beginning is similar to the Atholl Highlanders. But Dave is Scottish anyway, so that’s perhaps not surprising.
Dave calls this tune "Sean Ryan’s Number One".
Oops! I mistyped Dave’s name - it should be Dave Garner.
“Seán Coughlin’s No. 2” ~ & definitely not “Sean Ryan’s”
Submitted on November 10th 2005 by Ptarmigan. ~ though in the wrong key… 😏
“Seán Coughlin’s No. 2” ~ courtesy of Brendan Begley
T: Seán Coughlin’s No. 2
S: Brendan Begley - button accordion
|: Acd |\
e2 e ecA eee ecA | dfd cec BcB Bcd |
e2 e ecA eee ecA | dfd cec BcB :|
|: A2 a |\
a2 f e2 e eee cBA | d/e/fd cec BcB Bcd |
a2 f eee eee cBA |[1 dfd cec BcB :|
“Sheán Coughlan’s No. 2” ~ “Music for the Sets - the Yellow Book”
"Music for the Sets - the Yellow Book"
Compiled by David J. Taylor
Dave Mallinson Publications, 1995
"Sheán Coughlan’s No. 2" ~ page 38
T: Sheán Coughlan’s No. 2
B: "Music for the Sets - the Yellow Book", David J Taylor, page 38
|: e3 ecA Aee ecA | dfd cec BcB Bcd |
efe ecA cef ecA | dfd cec BcB A3 :|
|: a2 f e3 efe cBA | dfd cec BcB B2 g |
a2 f e3 efe cBA | dfd cec BcB A3 :|