Here is the second tune as I promised (Geantrai) TG4 - Charlie Lennon & Johnny Óg Connolly. The first You can find here:
Composed By Charlie Lennon as is the First one.
“Murphy the Big Man” by Charlie Lennon ~ anyone know who’s Murphy?
Thanks dinn, giving due credit is a basic consideration appreciated.
Are there any tales attached to the two tunes, as I suspect there are since in both cases there are names in the titles? 😏
In the cd it says:
The first tune in Gmajor is dedicated to Seosamh Ò Neachtain,the sean nòs dancer from Spiddal,Connemara, who can create a flow of steps which match in an unique way the nuances of a given dance tune.The piece was originallywritten for viola,but alsoworks well on the fiddle in the lower octave.The Second tune is in rememberance of a staunch friend,Sèan Murphy,who played with me in the Liverpool Cèilì Band in the 1960’s,and who was taken from us at a relatively early age in the 1970’s.Go ndèana Dia trocaire ar a anam.Both tunes suit the combination of the reeds on Johnny’s box and the string sound of the fiddle