And now for something completely different…
An Irish reel. Penned by the great Vincent Broderick. I first learned this at a session by ear & knew right away it had to be a Broderick tune.
I love broderick tunes - and this is a great one, I usually play coachmans whip before it - do you know that one? Its also a Vincent Broderick tune.
Flagstone of Memories/Coachman’s whip seems to be a popular set. Maybe Vincent Broderick himself put that set together. End of the Rainbow/Crock of Gold seems to be another common Broderick set.
Dont know End of the Rainbow but I like the Crock of Gold.
I know I learned Flagstone of Memories from the Turoe Stone Collection, a book of tunes all composed by Broderick. The first 3 reels in the book are The Coachman’s Whip, The Flagstone of Memories, then the Tinker’s Daughter. Perhaps that explains their appearance in the set. Also, the Tinker’s Daughter sounds nice after Flagstone of Memories, and I haven’t actually commited The Coachman’s Whip to memory, so I can’t comment on that.
the second part recalls that of Far From Home:
On the cassette that accompanied the Turoe Stone book when it was first published the following reels were played as a set by Vincent himself The Fox On The Prowl, The Flagstone of Memories and The Tinker’s Daughter (which is commonly referred to and known as Vincent Broderick’s in Galway).
Flagstone Of Memories, X:2