This tune might sound a bit like the double jig setting of Give Us a Drink of Water, but actually it’s another composition of Paddy O’Brien of Tipperary. At first I was trying to transcribe it from the playing of East Galway flute player Sean Moloney, but ended up listening to Eileen O’Brien’s playing of it too in order to fill in the missing notes in Moloney’s playing.
Moloney pairs it with another O’Brien tune, the Coming of Spring, which was posted by Will a couple of years ago. Eileen O’Brien also plays the two tunes together, but in reverse order. You can actually listen to her playing the tunes with Deirdre McSherry: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/story/1015109.html (Weds 18th August 2004)