Cormac, as far as I know, the second tune is also just “Jim Ward’s”. All that Durran has said was they were learnt from the eponymous bloke himself.
Ciaran’s Capers - Altan - 2nd Tune
Just curious if the second tune played on this track was ever posted to this site? There seem to be a few tunes called only “Jim Ward’s” - if the second tune they play on the track referenced by Pádraig above is indeed on this site, could someone kindly direct me to it.
A version of this tune - the first tune in the “Ciaran’s Capers” selection - has just been posted by “zoronic”. He found it played by a Scottish accordion player with the title “Athernie Lodge” :
“Ciaran’s Capers” is the title for the CD of the medley of 2 tunes, not necessarily the original title of either. I’m sure I’ve heard the 2nd as well, and I would think that both of these tunes are much older than Ciaran, or indeed , Jim Ward who was Ciaran’s source.
Gets more complicated…
A flute player - who is also a Highland piper - at our session last Monday asked me if I knew the 6/8 march “Auld Adam”, and played the beginning of it - it is nearly identical to this tune. I have a pipe band recording of it somewhere, which I’d have to look for, but I had a listen to snippets of it played on “iTunes” on 3 different recordings. The original has 4 parts, and Ciaran Curran’s version is changed a bit, but I’ve no doubt that it’s the tune he [ half ] recorded with “Altan”. So where the title of “Athernie Lodge” came from, apart from being posted under that title on “Youtube”, I don’t know. “Athernie Lodge” is listed on 5 recordings here - it would be interesting if someone could have a listen and check.
… there are several mistakes in the “abcs” posted here by “Padraig”.
Re: Jim Ward’s
In the posting by “Padraig” there is a bar missing in the 2nd part.
I believe the 4th bar should be same/similar as 4th bar in the 1st part
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