Ril Gan Ainm
From the banjo playing of 16 yo Seamus Egan. That’s the nameless reel on track 3 of his first album. He writes "The second is one which I have no name for, nor do I recollect who I learned it from." Any info would be appreciated.
This kind of simple, effective tunes sometimes turn out to be modern compositions. I’m thinking about Ed Reavy, Sean Ryan and Joe Liddy. Or just an old traditional tune?
Speaking of the banjo
Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn do a nice version of this tune on their disc as well.
I have both Angelina’s solo album and Angelina and Martin’s duet album, but I don’t think they play this on either of them.
"10 thumbs" - if you’re correct, then do AC and MQ have a name for it, then ?
Bill Black gives the name "Flynn’s Reel" for this one in his collection http://www.capeirish.com/webabc/collections/misc/miscAM-tunes.txt
Though the version he’s transcribed is a bit different.
He writes that it is composed by one "Eamon Flynn (VT)". I assume VT is Vermont?
It’s not on the AC and MQ album (at least I can’t hear it there).
I learnt this tune yesterday from a friend and found the title and composer by submitting the first few bars to TunePal.
The composer playing the tune. It cuts off before the B part unfortunately. Starts around 1.14.
As originally written by Mountcollins, Co. Limerick native Eamonn Flynn. Flynn played box and fiddle in Boston’s Connacht Ceili Band with such greats as Tommy Sheridan, Larry Reynolds, and fellow composer Brendan Tonra. A version recorded on Flynn’s CD "Down by the Glenside" in E dorian can also be found on Seamus Connolly’s new tune archive here: