I believe this is one of Simon Bradley’s tunes written for Anna-Wendy Stephenson.
I learned it last summer at a session in Sandy Bell’s Pub (Edinburgh) from the playing of Damian Helliwell (mandolin) and Kathryn Nicoll (fiddle).
This is a fairly malleable tune, open to lots of variation. I tried to get the version here as basic as possible, distilled by my own listening of the minidisc recording. If anyone knows Simon’s version please post it.
By the way, Anna-Wendy plays fiddle in the trio Fine Friday. If you haven’t heard of them yet, they are well worth checking out. http://www.finefriday.com/
Tuesday night, wasn’t it? And Michael Gill was playing bouzouki there, wasn’t he?
I might be completely wrong.
Ah…I think I hear Audrey playing bodhran in the background, so it was probably a Friday night. She’s a lovely old lady that comes every Friday night.
Is this the Michael originally from Leeds that sometimes weilds a Overton low C whistle?
Sorry, it seems I was wrong. There are young folks playing fiddle and mandolin on Tuesday, but I can’t remember their names. I met many people called Kathryn, Damian, and Michael in different places, and all mixed up. Good tune, by the way.
Ah ha. I think I met Audrey a couple of times when I was back in Bell’s, a few years back.
|f it’s the same lady then she is indeed very friendly & charming & just the sort of person every session should have.
Does she, or didn’t she, play a strange kind of a snare drum head as a bodhran?
Last time I saw her, she said she had just ordered a real bodhran though.
I wonder, did she ever get it?
She was an all around session percussionist making rhythm noises with all kinds of things in addition to the bodhran. ; )
This Jig is played by Simon Bradley - fiddle and Iain MacLeod - mandolin, on the Footstompin’ Records compilation "Flowers of Edinburgh" which was released around 1999. The liner notes have it listed as a march. http://www.footstompin.com/music/live/flowers_of_edinburgh