I first heard this tune as Kevin Moloney’s on Mike Rafferty’s latest recording, but recently found a sound clip of Kevin Moloney and his nephew Sean Moloney playing it on this page: http://www.seanmoloney.com/music2.htm Obviously the clip is taken from their duet album "Bridging the Gap," which has been on my wish list for long.
The Moloneys of Ballinakill, East Galway, is a well-known musical family. Kevin’s brother Eddie, who was also Sean’s father, has been a big influence on many flute players like Mike Rafferty. And Kevin and Eddie’s father Stephen Moloney recorded ceili band style music with the Ballinakill Traditional Players in 1920s.
I haven’t got Kevin and Sean’s recording, so don’t know much about the tune. It’s actually a variant of "The Templehouse Jig": https://thesession.org/tunes/5216 I’m still not very sure if this should survive as a separate post on this site, or it should be banished to the comments section.
I finally got Kevin and Sean Moloney’s East Galway fiddle and flute duet album "Bridging the Gap" this morning. The sleeve notes say: "The first tune is one which Kevin learned from Tommy Whelan over 60 years ago. Ross is the townland in Ballinakill where Kevin was born and raised. I appears that nobody else plays this tune nowadays."
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