This is a Sean Ryan tune, #239 in Volume II of Ceol Rince na hEireann, where it’s listed as gan ainm, and similarities to Eileen Curran are noted. It also appears in Ryan’s book of his own tunes, Hidden Ireland.
This tune is also on Laura Byrne’s CD, “Tune for the Road”. I typed in the alternate spelling for the name of the tune, but for some reason her CD didn’t show up. Anywho, in due time the CD will probably appear on the list, but for now I’ll just mention it here.
According to the liner notes of the above-mentioned CD, “Maura Connelly is an all-Ireland fiddle player from Edenderry, County Offaly. She played in Sean’s band in the 1960’s and now resides in County Kildare”.
I’ve heard a few Sean Ryan tunes and thought they were all very good but never really bothered to look for them on here but this will be a nice tune to have in the collection.
Ok, sure enough the CD I mentioned above is now on the list, so disregard the first paragraph of my previous post.
The first new tune of 2008 for me… a crackin’ reel!