Dermot Grogan’s reel

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Dermot Grogan’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Dermot Grogan's has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Dermot Grogan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A2eA A2eA|GBdg egde|gedB GABd|1 e2dB A2AG:|2 e2dB A2Bd||
eaaf g2ag|eaaf g2fg|eaag a2ab|gedB GABd|
eaaf g2ag|eaaf g2fg|eaag bgaf|1 gedB A2Bd:|2 gedB A2AG||
X: 2
T: Dermot Grogan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
eaag e2ag|eaae g2fg|eaag a2ab|gedB GABd|
eaag e2ag|eaae g2fg|eaag bgaf|gedB A2Bd:|

Nine comments

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.

Hiroyuki, thanks for posting the link. Do you have names for the other tunes on that track?

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I found the sound clip at: 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.

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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