Mary McNamara’s (reel)
From Liam Farrell and Joe Whelan’s duet playing. It somewhat sounds like Lad O’Beirne’s, but has an extra part and different bits here and there. It’s paired with another 3-part reel, the Temple Hill, and the same set was recetly played by Clare flute player Christy Barry on radio: http://www.clarefm.ie/main/kitchen%20sessions3.html
The title probably refers to the East Clare concertina player, but I suspect it has a much more interesting one.
The Premier Reel
This is The Premier Reel, by Paddy O’Brien. It’s in his book of compositions, p.41. I’ve heard this played at my local session, but haven’t got round to learning it myself. I’d forgotten about it actually. Maybe I’ll give it the attention it deserves. The original version is as follows, with a nice C# accidental which is absent from slainte’s version.
T: The Premier Reel
C: Paddy O’Brien
zE|DG~G2 DGBG|EA~A2 EAcA|BGBd ~g2fg|(3efg dB AGEG|
DG~G2 DGBG|EA~A2 EAcA|(3Bcd gd edBG|FGAF G2:|
|:Bc|d2^ce dGBd|gfgd efge|dB~B2 GBdB|A2GB AGEG|
BddB dega|bg~g2 agef|gfgd edBG|FGAF G2:|
|:Bc|dg~g2 egdB|GBdB BAAB|dg~g2 edBd|(3efg fa gfga|
bg~g2 egdB|c2AG FAce|dg~g2 edBG|FGAF G2:|
Cheers for the info.
I’ve been wondering about the title of this tune for a while. It’s a nice one and now that Dow mentioned it, it does have a Paddy O’Brien stamp on it.
The Premier Reel
Watch Orlaith and Brogan McAuliffe play this tune on the flute and concertina, accompanied by Colm McGonigle on the harp: http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_397_2_orlaith_and_brogan_mcauliffe_and_colm_mcgonigle
Re: The Premier
Noel Battle playing it on the mouth organ(first tune) followed by Trip To Cullenstown.