This is the second of the two ‘Branohm’ tunes by Maire Breathnach, and my favourite of them - I suspect this is the one that Netallica was after. I seem to remember hearing it on a Solas album played after ‘The Flowing Bowl’, which I think is already in The Session. Excuse my inarticulacy, but the first part reminds me of little waves lapping a sandy beach.
Your memory serves you well David. This tune is labeled "Maire Breathnach’s #1" on Solas’ self-titled cd. It’s the second tune on the first track, indeed after The Flowing Bowl and followed by the Doon and The Mason’s Men.
Yes, that’s the tune! thank you, David! :-))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Branohm is so far my favourite tune, and it fits perfectly on the guitar.
p.s.- I play the the same sesion as netallica.
anybody got a decent bowing pattern for the first few bars of this tune, especially the ascending scale-y part in the second measure? No matter what I try, it always feels awkward, and I am loathe to simply play that phrase u-d-u…
the 1st part is nice in mixolydian as well.
Cool tune— symetrical— the A part descends in dorian; the B ascends in mixolydian. A real stomper.
if you wanna hear this played solo, email me— I have Vancouver local Jenny playing it on banjo, as well as the Solas version.
Played by “Capercaillie”….
Good man, Kenny!