A great reel from the playing of Liam O’Flynn.
Eel in the Sink
It sounds to me like a variant of The Eel in the Sink.
There is a typo in the last bar, there is for sure no high b at this point of the melody, it has to be B.
Identified on Chulrua’s "Down the Back Lane" as "Micho Russell’s" and played thus:
|EGAB c2dc|BGGG BGAG|EGAB c2eg|gedg eAAG|
EGAB c2dc|BGGG BGAG|EGAB c2eg|gedg eAAA||
a2ea aged|^cdef g2ag|eaab agef|gedg eAAA|
eaab aged|^cdef g2ag|eaag egde|gedg eAAG||
The B part similarities with Eel in the Sink are as striking as the A parts are rythmically different.
This tune is included by Josephine Keegan in her 2004 tunebook "A Drop in the Ocean" as Miss Cunningham’s Reel.
I’m not sure this is the tune that follows Palm Sunday
Which is the one that follows Palm Sunday on ‘At First Light’? It’s a lovely set but I’m not sure it is this version of Willie Clancy’s
Willie Clancy has several tunes named after him. The "Palm Sunday" set doesn’t have any reels in it, and certainly not this one.
Palm Sunday set
A quick search for the jig that comes after Palm Sunday on McGoldrick’s "At First Light" led me to this one:
Palm Sunday set
many thanks for the link, I’ll get practicing
I think also known as …
…. Jackie Fitzpatrick’s? Donal Clancy does a great version on guitar together with Boy in the Boat.
Two Tone CD by Kieran O Hare and John Skelton
If anyone has this CD it lists Willie Clancy’s as tune number 4 but this isn’t the same one, anyone know what the proper name of it is? I will try to post the abc’s later.
Willie Clancy’s, X:3
This is the setting of Willie Clancy’s that I learned, given to me as handwritten notation. I’ve always liked the triplets and the way the tune flowed. A great pipe tune.