Major Moran’s (reel)
Learned from Roscommon fluter Patsy Hanly’s playing: http://www.lafferty.ca/music/irish/flute-geezers/patsyh1.mp3 (Found on Rich Lafferty’s flute tape page: http://www.lafferty.ca/music/irish/flute-geezers/) I recently heard John and James Carty play it on the radio and got its name. I don’t know much about the tune, so any info will be appreciated.
great tune! thanks for posting it. Don
I recently realised this reel can be a 3-part version of the Primrose Lasses: https://thesession.org/tunes/789
They have their similarities, but can you really say that one is a version of the other?
Who says one is a version of the other? I just wrote it "can be." Seems I should teach you English.
Hope you won’t take it the wrong way. I just don’t use the smiley.
Maybe you meant "could", then, sensei? ;-)
Anyway, this is duplicated https://thesession.org/tunes/4287
This is a Roscommon tune
Different enough in the last part, right? Since Catherine McEvoy recorded this version very recently, it’s going to be more popular. A bit of reserach shows that the title refers to Johnny Moran, a fiddle and flute player from Elphin, Co. Roscommon.
Watch and listen to John McEvoy and John Wynne play this tune together:
Just because a couple of bars are different doesn’t mean it’s a completely different tune. It’s just a different setting of the same tune, that’s all :-P
Yeah, they obviously derive from the same tune. That suggests this is a relatively old tune rather than a recent composition. Thanks for adding the info.
Here’s a new link to Patsy Hanly’s mighty playing of this reel: http://www.lafferty.ca/files/flute-geezers/patsyh1.mp3
From Rich Lafferty’s Flute Geezers Page: http://www.lafferty.ca/music/irish/flute-geezers
I like playing a couple of other N. Connaught reels after it:
The Flowers of Red Mill: https://thesession.org/tunes/2867
The Pretty Girls of Mayo: https://thesession.org/tunes/1954 (2nd version)