Composed by Josie McDermott. From his playing at the 1978 Ballisodare Folk Festival in Co. Sligo. Don’t know why this isn’t better-known - the only recorded version I’m aware of is by Marcas O’Murchu. His version is slightly different with a lot of his own variations.
Josie played this on a C-whistle, as does Marcas.
Kenny, you might be interested to know that Marcas has a new CD coming out in the next couple of weeks! I’ll bring one to Campeltown, just in case.
Thanks , Dick - hoping to get to Cambeltown.
I meant to say that Josie McDermott plays those single-note D triplets in the first part of the tune with stacatto tongueing which was a feature of his whistle-playing.
Kathleens Wedding. Kathleen Lawries Wedding
I learnt this tune a few years ago when a friend of mine found it on The session. The main reason being that I happen to know Kathleen who’s surname became Boyle after the wedding. I have just borrowed a book of 50 tunes from her husband Tommy Boyle called "Forget me Not" which has been complied by Seamus Connolly. This tune is in the book and there are quite a few differences between the two versions. Anyone wishing to learn the tune could do well to have a look at the other version if they can get hold of the book
Pumpkinseed - could you photocopy and bring to next Horse and Jock or scan and email this other version?