Murphy The Big Man barndance

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Murphy The Big Man has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Murphy The Big Man
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A3 B ADFD|ADFD CEEB|A3 B ADFD|CDEF G3 B|
A2 FD A,DFD|ADFD CEEB|AFDA BAGF|GECE D4:|
d2 Ad B3 A|GBef eB B2|d2 Ad BAGF|EFGA B3 c|
dABd AFGF|Eeef edBc|dfff B2 ec|dBAG FD D2:|
# Added by ceili .

Four comments

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