Mr. Brennan’s Psychological Problems
Transcribed from Gráda: Endeavour, 2nd tune in Track 10 - which consists of 3 reels:
- The Champion
- Mr. Brennan’s Psychological Problems
- Snow Leopard
It’s sort of like the Musical Priest but not as well-written.
Yet another bloody awful new tune.Bring back musical Darwinism!
Well, weighing all the pro’s and con’s of newly composed, sometimes heavily "constructed" tunes, to me the aim of this database - for the existence of which I am very grateful (despite all its flaws) is making literally everything(!) that can be found in our favoured musical genre available in sheetmusic to a the global community. If we’d stick to Sally Gardens and the old tunes - that I also mostly prefer, btw - we wouldn’t really need a database, would we?
Therefore I find destructive comments without further details (why do you think, is this tune so awful…..?) a little bit offputting and not really helpful for others.
Survival of the fittest, right? Let’s see if this reel will become more popular in ten years. I bet it’ll be a fossil.
I doubt it - you can still see fossils.
Thanks for the transcription Josie!
We play this as:
- Glen Kabul
- Donegal Highland (minor version)
- Mr. Brennan’s
Not ten years yet…
…but I heard this one being played for the first time yesterday and I liked it very much, so it is not yet dead, let alone fossilized.
There may be old tunes like the musical priest or sweeny´s buttermilk that have some similar qualities, but one of these two tunes must have been there before the other one. So either the musical priest or sweeny´s buttermilk has been "Yet another bloody awful new tune." at that time. Right now both are alive and well and I enjoy both every time I hear them.
Re: Mr. Brennan’s Psychological Problems
bravesentry, Sweeney’s Buttermilk was composed by Brendan McGlinchey, who’s still alive and kicking, AFAIK. So that makes it "yet another bloody awful new tune" as well ;-)