Cottage in the Glen
This follows Tom Doorley’s playing on flute pretty closely. He puts a triplet into the first bar: |B2 AF D2 (3FGA| Also, fiddlers can play an open string "cran" on that roll on the A in the second bar, or pop a bowed triplet in.
The tune works well a slow to moderate tempos, though I’ve also heard it at more typical session speeds. It’s also known as simply Cottage in the Glen.
Lovely Molly (reel)
Source: Bradley Harry - "Bad Turns and Horse-shoe Bends"
Breathnach collected this tune as The Glenside Cottage off Cork fiddler Jack Connell. It’s in Vol. II of Ceol Rince na hEireann, as follies.
A || B2 AF DEFA | (3Bcd Ad Bdef | dBAF DEFA | (3Bcd AF FEEA |
| B2 AF DEFA | (3Bcd Ad Bdef | dBAF DEFA | (3Bcd AF FE E2 ||
| Beed BddA | Beef gfed | Beed Bdef | dBAF FEEA |
| Beed BddA | Beef gfga | bgaf gfef | dBAF FE E2 ||
The Glenside Cottage by Terry Bingham
T:The Glenside Cottage (Lovely Molly)
S:"Traditional Irish Music From Doolin Co. Clare" by Terry Bingham
A || B2 AF DEFA | (3Bcd Ad Bdef | dBAF DEFA |BdAF FEEA |
| B2 AF DEFA | (3Bcd Ad Bdef | dBAF DEFA |Bd AF FE E2 ||
| Beed AddA|Beef gfed | Beed (3Bcd ef | dBAF FEE2 |
| Beed AddA | Beef g3a | bgaf gfef | dBAF FE E2 ||
The Old Ruined Cottage
I’ve just realised there’s a striking similarity between this tune and "Within a Mile of Dublin": https://thesession.org/tunes/125 I might be exaggerating, but they are certainly related. There’re some more similar tunes, but I will comment later.
Funny, I was thinking it reminds me of the West Clare Reel….
Lovely Molly (aka. The Glenside Cottage)
I know a slightly different version as "The Old Ruined Cottage in the Glen": https://thesession.org/tunes/557
The Old Ruined Cottage in the Glen
This tune seems to be listed as "Lovely Molly" in O’Neill’s and "The Glenside Cottage" in Ceol Rince Vol II. See: https://thesession.org/tunes/2552/comments
Paul McGrattan plays this as Gan Ainm on his latest solo album "Keelwest."
Don’t hear it.
Hm, I don’t hear Within a Mile From Dublin with this tune at all. Interesting though.
Liam O´Flynn´s version
T:Old Ruined Cottage in the Glen, The
B2AF DEFA|BdAd Bdef|dBAF DEFA|BdAF FE~E2:|
Beed BddA|Beef gfed|Beed BddA|BdAF FE~E2|
Beed BddA|Bdef ~g3a|b2af gefd|BdAF FE~E2||
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Mick O’Brien have a go at it…
..but it would seem that Caoimhín didn’t know of the name(s) for this one, as it is listed ad "A Denis Murphy Reel".
T:A Denis Murphy Reel
S:Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Mick O’Brien - "Deadly Buzz"
|:A|B2 AF DEFA|BdAd Bdef|dBAF DEFA|BdAD FEE:|A|
Beed BddA|(B/c/d) ef gfed|Beed Bdef|dBAD FEEA|
Beed BddA|Beef gfga|bfaf gfef|dBAD FEE|]
You seem to be a big fan of Deadly Buzz jay!
Yeah, I guess I’ve been hammering y’all with posts from that CD. I’m A HUGE Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh fan, to be sure. He is (IMO) one of the most exciting young(ish) fiddlers to come along in some time. Where many younger players seem more concerned with technique, speed and endless jazz improv-y variations, his priorities are taste, rhythm and "the melody is king"! I would even go so far as to say you can "hear the turf in his playing". It has gravitas. It has the "nyah". But enough about all that- I’ve just a few more things to post from this CD, then I’ll be done with it. Not that I’ll be done listening to it, mind you…I can’t get enough!
I can’t get any response from midi would be grateful to find out what I am doing wrong. All the best. Brenda