This version is by Seamus Egan .
Album : Mick Moloney, Eugene O’Donnell, Seamus Egan :
" 3 Way Street ". ( green linnet GLCD1129 ).
Seamus Egan play this tune as a reel, but I prefer to play it as a slow reel.
This tune is in "Jerry Holland’s Collection of Fiddle Tunes" and it was composed by luthier Otis Thomas.
“Bill Nicholson’s 67th” ~ jig by Otis Tomas
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on February 2nd 2007 by Dow.
“The New Land” ~ waltz by Otis Tomas
Key signature: F Major
Submitted on November 22nd 2004 by CC.
Stringed Instruments by Otis A. Tomas"
Seamus Egan, fantastic flute playing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu26Y0DXyT8
I play the first part slightly different:
AFF2 ABdf | eBB2 EBdG | AFF2 ABdf | efdB ABdG | AFF2 ABdf |
eBB2 g2fg | gffg fdAF |G2GF GFE2 :||
The first part has real character. I like it! Not sure about the rest, perhaps it’s meant to be played by a musician with a strong will.
The Seamus Egan version differs quite a bit from the original but at least he starts on the A part.
On "A Session With", Jerry Holland starts on the C part and plays CCAABBCC. It works really well, though, on fiddle, sandwiched between the march "Old Faithful" and another Otis Tomas reel "Máire O’Keeffe".