Paddy McMahon’s (jig)
Source: Jimmy Noonan - The maple leaf
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta
Flowers of Antrim
Tola Custy has a slightly different version of this that I learned off of the recording he made with Cyril O’Donoghue called, "Setting Free." The title he gives it is, "The Flowers of Antrim."
I was going to learn and post this tune! Mike Rafferty recorded it as The Shaskeen on "The Road from Ballinakill." I heard it on a rather old tape recording of The Leeds Ceili Band too.
I heard Mick, Louise and Michelle Mulcahy also play this jig as The Shaskeen on Culan some months ago. I can’t understand what Robbie Hannon says, but he mentions Eddie Moloney, possibly as the source of the tune.
Compare the Whistling Postman (aka. Charlie Mulvihill’s): https://thesession.org/tunes/587
Josie’s Visit: Another transcription with comments
T: Gan Ainm
f3 edB | BAF FEF | EDB, DFA | BAF Ade |
f3 edB | BAF FEF | EDB, DFA | Bdc d3 :|
f3 afe | dcd BAF | AFE DFA | BAF EFA |
B/2c/2dB AFA | DFA BAF | Ade faf | edc d3 :|
"From the playing of Joe Cooley"
I transcribed this from the playing of Joe Cooley. I had a tape given to me several years ago with few details on it. I’ve done an advanced search but cannot find it in the session archives. Can anyone put a name to it. I’m considering putting it as the lead tune in a set with Garrett Barry’s and Morrisons. Any thoughts and comments gratefully received. Thanks in advance.
# Posted on April 27th 2006 by hetty
A great jig Hetty - are there any more unusual tunes on that Joe Cooley tape? Unfortunately, there’s very little recorded music by Joe in existence.
# Posted on April 27th 2006 by Bannerman
I know this as the Shaskeen (https://thesession.org/tunes/5197) from the playing of Mike Rafferty.
# Posted on April 28th 2006 by whoosis
Great tune though it’s a duplicated post. It seems J. Cooley and Mike Rafferty are both from East Galway.
# Posted on April 28th 2006 by slainte
I would have thought that the advanced search would have uncovered this as the Shaskeen however thanks for that and yes there are some more worthwhile tunes on my cassette which I will look at and submit if not already here.
# Posted on April 28th 2006 by hetty
"Josie’s Visit by Brendan Tonra"
This is a composition of Mayo fiddler Brendan Tonra, a long-time resident of Boston, Mass. It’s often called after the Shaskeen band, but Brendan’s own name, commemorating Josie McDermott’s 1980s trip to the US I believe, was "Josie’s Visit." It was published in his collection "A Musical Voyage with Brendan Tonra."
# Posted on May 11th 2006 by blarneystar
Here’s a setting I got from a friend here on thesession.org in January of this year:
T: Josie’s Visit
C: Brendan Tonra
~f3 edB|BAF FEF|~E3 DFA|B/c/dB Ade|
faf edB|BAF FEF|~E3 DFA|BAF Dde:|
|:~f3 afe|dcd ~B3|AFE DFA|BAF EFA|
~B3 AFE|DFA B/c/dB|Ade ~f3|edc cde:|
Lovely tune, here’s a slainte’s version (the third tune)
six years ago, slainte said:
>> commemorating Josie McDermott’s 1980s trip to the US I believe, was "Josie’s Visit." It was published in his collection "A Musical Voyage with Brendan Tonra." <<
In that book, slainte, it says: "For my sister, Josie." Presumably Josie Tonra, not McDermott?
I’ve been meaning to look up the name of this tune for ages, hence the delay in making this comment…