Not sure if this is the common name for this tune or not. The jump from the low E to the high e makes for some tricky bowing. The interplay between triplets & quarter notes makes this one rhythmically fun as well. I could be wrong but this one sounds Northern to my ear.
I know it as Paddy Killoran’s though with not quite as decorative a high part.
Longnote, I took this from a tape of an old session. I don’t know who was playing but the setting was very ornamented. I thought it was a great setting & I wasn’t sure if I should dumb it down or post it as is. In a session it wouldn’t be played with as many ornaments.
I think this tune is on Ron Lister’s cd, isn’t it?
I dunno, I don’t own that one
This tune was "The Wexford Lasses" in the O’Neill collection.
Paddy Killoran recorded it with flute player Mike Flynn way back when, on a track on which it followed "Last Night’s Fun."
Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco recorded it under the O’Neill title on the Rounder LP compilation "Traditional Instrumental Music from the East Coast of America, vol. 1," since reissued on CD as "Traditional Irish Music in America: The East Coast."
Noel Hill & Tony Linnane did it.
Also on Paul McGrattan and Paul O’Shaughnessy’s "Within a Mile of Dublin."
Seamus Ennis’s go thorough this is quite impressive. Very rhythmic, and his reg use reminds me of the bebop drummers from Bird’s time.
The first beat is unusual enough to warrant a comparison with The Blackbird of Clough’s…
Paddy Killoran’s, X:2
This setting appears in O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland - 1001 Gems (1907), p. 114, no. 634, as The Wexford lasses, Cailini Loca Gcarman.