Joe Tam’s #1
Some years ago, Aberdeen City Library had a CD called “Nomads” by singer, bouzouki, guitar and fiddle player John Faulkner. He had 2 reels on it, both his own compositions, both called “Joe Tam’s”. If I remember correctly, Joe Tam was his young son. I’m sure he duetted with Dermot Byrne on accordion, and I always thought they were 2 fine compositions. Last year, they were resurrected by those 2 very fine musicians Andy Morrow and Tom O’Connell, and I thought it time to post them. 2 of the trickiest reels I’ve ever had to transpose, but I hope you’ll agree it was worth it. This is the first. I’ll post the second tomorrow
And the second one………..
"Joe Tom’s" / "Joe Tam’s" ~ rescued duplication
Key signature: E Dorian
Submitted on June 14th 2008 by Josie48.
T: Joe Tam’s
T: Joe Tom’s
~E2 BE cEBE | ~E2 DB, A,B,DF | ~E2 BE cEBE | cdAG FEDF |
DEBE cEBE | ~E2 DB, A,B,DF | EFGB Acde |[1 faed cAFD :|[2 faed cAFA ||
~B3 e fB ~B2 | cBAF Bcde | f2 ba faaf | .g/.f/e fd efga |
bf ~f2 affa | fegf edcA | ~B3 c dcde |[1 fded cAFA :|[2 fded cAFD |]
"variations bar #7 & 8 (repeat)" EFGA Bcde | faed cAdc |]
Joe Tom’s (#1)
Track 2 of Tony O’Connell & Andy Morrow’s fine duet recording consists of 2 reels simply titled "Joe Tom’s". This is the first one. Especially towards the ending of part A the two musicians tend to play slightly different runs, which makes the tune somewhat hard to transcribe. In the A-part I have probably leaned more towards the concertina, whereas part B contains more notes I heard from the fiddle. The variation shows the playing of the fiddle at the end of part A.
# Posted on June 14th 2008 by Josie48
The reason for this, as you’ve probably already guessed, is the different spelling here and on the O’Connell/Morrow album. So the search engine did not reveal your earlier entry. For the same reason the tune title in the recording section does not link to your entry either.
After reading your interesting comments on the two tunes to me it appears very likely, that "John Tam’s" would be the correct reference. However, they are two really great tunes!
# Posted on June 15th 2008 by Josie48
Tam’s vs. Tom’s
since the name of this tune is Joe Tom’s on composer John Faulkner’s CD (as well as all other "known" recordings) I thought it to be oK to correct the tunename to Joe Tom’s