From the playing of the young Clare band “Turas”. Apparently this is a composition of guitar player Alphie Duggan, probably best known as Tommy Peoples’ accompanist on “The Quiet Glen”. It’s one of those hornpipes that sounds more like a slow reel. Nice tune, it’s taken me a while to get round to posting it.
OK, it’s official. My name is Jason and I’m addicted to this tune. There. I said it.
I like the second part. G-lidian a very rare mode in irish music.
It is indeed rare. But this isn’t in G lydian, it’s in G major with some C# accidentals, which is very common in Irish music. That’s an important distinction, especially for backers.
Aoife Granville has a slightly different version which I think works a little better, certainly on the flute:
T: Falcarragh, The
dc |: BGcG dGeG | defa ~g3 f | gece dBGB | Add^c ded=c |
BGcG dGeG | defa ~g3 f | gece dBAc |1 (3Bcd BA G3 A :|2 (3Bcd BA G2 ga ||
bd^cd adcd | gdBA ~G3 f | gece dBGB | Add^c dega |
bd^cd adcd | gdBA ~G3 f | gece dBAc | (3Bcd BA G3 ga |
bd^cd adcd | gdBA ~G3 f | gece dBGB | Add^c ded=c |
BGcG dGeG | defa ~g3 f | gece dBAc | (3Bcd BA G3 A ||
Martin Nolan’s Version
From Martin Nolan’s Travel N Style CD. A lovely version.
I really appreciate what you do Jack. Thanks. It’s fun to sit at the computer and try out these tunes…. you are a great contributor.