Gabe O’Sullivan’s reel
Also known as Gabe O’ Sullivans.
There are 2 recordings of this tune.
Gabe O’Sullivan’s has been added to 2 tune sets.
Gabe O’Sullivan’s has been added to 31 tunebooks.
D: Dervish “Spirit”
Z: John Norvell
Dervish plays everything up 1/2 step, but this was transcribed as if you were playing on an Eb flute, or tuning/capo up a fret on stringed instruments.
Dervish plays the “A” part twice the first time through then the B part, and then plays the A/B form as transcribed here thereafter.
The liner notes say: “The last reel we picked up from a great neighbouring band ‘At the Racket’, the tune being associated with Gabe O’Sullivan, flute player originally from Galway.”
Isn’t this Murphy’s Greyhound with the A and B parts switched around. I don’t know the tune super well, but here’s the link to the tune: https://thesession.org/tunes/4318
This is one of my favorite tunes on Spirit.
Re: Gabe O’Sullivan’s
Indeed it is “Murphy’s Greyhound” with parts swapped.