This reel as taught by Patrick Ourceau at the East Coast Tionol fiddle workshop on 2 Oct 05 in East Durham, NY. Played a bit slower than normal dance tempo.
Patrick refers to this as “Tommy Coen’s No. 2”
This reel reminds me of one of the tunes I posted: https://thesession.org/tunes/4854 It’s in a different key.
This one was wrtiien by Tommy Coen.
This reel comes from Danu’s "When All is Said and Done" cd. They call it Sean Ryan’s, but cite it as "traditional." Sounds Scottish to me, and in the family of tunes that includes Bunch of Keys, Paddy on the Turnpike, Fairhaired Molly, etc.
Danu plays this one at a moderate, deliberate pace.
I didn’t see it on a quick look through the two Sean Ryan tunebooks. Google found it at
with a few small differences in the B part (the link to Moher is outdated):
T:Sean Ryans 
S:Queally, O’Donoghue - Trip Over the Mountain - www.moher.com
G2 dG (3GGG) dG | F2 cF dF cF | G2 dG (3GGG) dG | FGAc dAcA | G2 dG (3GG
G) dG | F2 cF dF cF | GF DEFG Ac |dAcA G2 z :||
dg (3gfg) dgge |f2 af cfaf |dg (3gfg) dgge|fdcA FGAc|dg (3gfg) dgge|f2 a
f cfaf| d3 e f3 g|[1 fdcA FGAc:||[2 fdcA FGAF ]||
Thanks for the info, Gary.
Also known as Tommy Coen’s, supposedly the composer of this fine reel:
Tommy Coen’s - alternate A part setting
Just got the Red Wellies CD and they play this tune a bit differently. First they play it straight up GDor all F naturals and B flats.
Best thing is this juicy variation on the a part the last time through.
N: from the red wellies - optional A setting
G2dG B,GG,G|~F2cF CFA,F|G2dG B,GG,G|FGAc dBcA|
G2dG B,GG,G|~F2CF A,FCG|FDCD FGAc|dBcA GA_Bc||
Tommy Coen’s #2
A composition of Tommy Coen (1910-1974), fiddle player from Salthill, County Galway.
Re: Tommy Coen’s
This tune is usually played in G mixolydian and is in the database here: https://thesession.org/tunes/5246. Where does this setting come from?
Re: Sean Ryan’s
This is Tommy Coen’s: https://thesession.org/tunes/5246. Maybe this should be merged. Seán Ryan used to play this tune a lot. It’s quite a mighty reel, isn’t it?
Duplicates / same tune - possibly to be merged?
Re: Tommy Coen’s
Tommy Coen’s has me hearing Cottage in the Grove,,,
Tommy Coen’s No. 2
I’m starting to go through some Sean Ryan recordings and I came across the track from the solo recordings he made in his kitchen - CD1 Tr2 - Tommy Coen’s Reels. I figured out that the first tune is Crosses of Annagh but the second tune I could not find here or on Anytune or anywhere else. It seems familiar and I won’t be surprised if this is a duplicate that I missed. If so, I apologize in advance.