Dermot Grogan’s (reel)
I accidentally found a generously long sound clip of Kevin Henry’s flute playing while searching the internet yesterday. This is the first tune of the set he plays.
I know Dermot Grogan is an accordion player originally from a village called Kilmovee in Mayo and now residing in New York. Does he play flute? It seems a flute player of the same name appears on Wodden Flute Obsession CD.
As always, my transcription of the tune is not very accurate but modified a little to suit my fancy. It’s basically the same though. Listen to Kevin Henry’s mighty playing of the tune by yourself. http://www.bogfire.com/music_cd_mp3s/track01.mp3
Hiroyuki, thanks for posting the link. Do you have names for the other tunes on that track?
Yes, Dermot plays flute too.
I found the sound clip at: http://www.bogfire.com/kevin_henry_music.html The second tune is called "Paddy Jim Frank," and the last one is "Old Swallow’s Tail." So, Will, could you transcribe the second one for me? I’ve never heard it before. It might have already been posted on this site though.
I found abcs for Paddy Jim Frank’s on JC’s tunefinder, with "The Killavil Sessions" (Ceoltoiri Coleman) listed as the source. But those abcs don’t quite match your clip of Kevin Henry.
I’ll do some more checking around and then post Paddy Jim Frank’s here, if it’s not already.
Paddy Jim Frank’s
Compare the second part of this tune with that of "The Flowers of Red Mill": https://thesession.org/tunes/2867
I’ve just found this reel is very similar to what Mary Bergin recorded as "Gus Jordan’s."
Dermot Grogan’s, X:2
Source: Kevin Henry
Transcription: Gian Marco Pietrasanta