From James Byrne: The Road to Glenlough. Some suggested bowings included. The liner notes indicate it comes from the repertory of Francie Byrne. Basically, a version on Sporting Nell.
I think this is the untitled reel recorded between the Emyvale and the Merry Sisters on one of Altan’s early recordngs, "Red Crow": https://thesession.org/recordings/display/23
Yes, I hadn’t noticed that. Not identical, but basically the same tune.
T: The Sportin’ Belles
T: Sporting Nell/The Long Strand (Donegal Version)?
D: Altan - The Red Crow
ADDB cBcB|ADDF EDCD|ADDB cBcG|A/B/AGE DcBc|
ADDB cBcB|ADDF EDCD|ADFD E/F/GcG|1 A/B/AGE DcBc:|2 A/B/AGE FEDB||
|:c2gc acgc|c/c/cgc BcdB|c2gc acgc|A/B/AGE EDDB|
c2gc acgc|c/c/cgc BcdE|FGAB ~c2Bc|1 cAGE FEDB:|2 cAGE DcBc||
Was wondering if this is a Donegal version of Sporting Nell/The Long Strand https://thesession.org/tunes/3169.
I’ve just transposed this up a tone and it sits much better on the fingers, both on the flute and the fiddle. I would guess that was how it was written; but perhaps I presume too much.