Also known as
An Dornán Rósanna, Basket Of Oysters, Bunch Of Currants, The Bunch Of Currants, Christmas Comes But Once A Year, I’m A Silly Old Man, I’ve Got One Daughter To Marry, The Shady Lane, Spring In The Air, Spring Is In The Air.
This is another tune I got from Karen Tweed’s book…Its crooked, but its a cool one. Haven’t really found a tune that goes with it, though.
Lovely tune. It’s almost a minor version of The Chorus Jig - related to The Humours of Ennistymon.
The Chorus Jig - also known as Queen of the Rushes. I notice it hasn’t been posted yet, so I’ll do it now.
"Karen Tweed’s Irish Choice"
by Karen Tweed
Publisher: Dave Mallinson Publications, 2001
Mel Bay A128
93 Irish session tunes compiled by piano accordionist Karen Tweed, for all instruments, with chords, tips and anecdotes. These tunes are also available on two of her CDs: "The Silver Spire" & "Drops of Springwater".
This is found in O’Neills, on a couple of occasions, with different titles (but v/small variations)
I play it with over the ocean, and seamus cooleys
Over the Ocean/Bunch of Roses/Seamus Cooley’s
This is also a close relative to "greensleeves & Yellow Lace" as to be found in Playford’s Dancing Master" dated 1721. the ‘A’ music is virtually the same but the main differences are in the ‘B’ music but the characer of the tune is retained. itis also in G minor.
Just wondering what your thoughts are on this? In their album entitled Spring in the Air, James Kelly and Paddy O’Brien play this in between two slides. When I play this it *sounds* like a slide but the ABC above suggests 6/8 jig. The main reason for my question is that the Leeds Ceili Band are playing it in a jig set for a competition and do not want to be penalised for mixing two differing signatures. Any help much appreciated.
Re: The Bunch Of Roses
"The Shady Lane", a third setting and name in O’Neill’s 1001
This is the way our session plays it, based off of the Kelly, O’Brien & Sproule version. Very similar to the other setting posted but different enough that I figured I’d post. Really love the melodic structure of this tune and those crucial F#’s.