OK guys - whose the fastest gun in the West? Who can put the common name on this well known reel - first?
It is on Tommy McMahon & Bernard O’Sullivan’s LP.
Limestone Rock? But the B part is different
Did ‘Darach De Bruin’ not compose the Limestone Rock, Donough?
Sorry, wrong c at the end of the 4th bar, of 2nd part, should have written it like this:
dgg/g/g agfe|dgg/g/g fdcA|dgg/g/g agfe|d^cde fd=cA|
dgg/g/g agfg|abag fefg|afge fde^c|d/d/deg fdcA||
Funny, you two don’t know this is a very popular tune called The Steampacket: https://thesession.org/tunes/690
Slainte - yes, but as Donough points out, the A-part has something of The Limestone Rock about it. It took me until the B-part to recognise it as The Steampacket. It’s amazing how much difference a few notes can make.
Anyway, the notes may be the same, but they’ve got different names, so they’re different tunes. Identical twins look the same, but they’re not the same person.
I think this is just a setting of the Steampacket, and that the name has nothing to do with whether it’s a different tune or not.
Yes. I still believe this is just one of many versions of the Steampacket. Liam Kelly recorded a version similar to this on one of Dervish’s albums.