From Michelle O’Brien, Aogan Lynch & Gavin Ralston, track 11, 1st tune. This transcription is a bit of a mixture of the concertina and fiddle settings. I think the tunes might be listed back to front in the liner notes because Lady Elgin’s Courtship is a very old tune and it’s definitely the 2nd tune in the set, not the 1st, which by a process of elimination means that this one must be Finbarr Dwyer’s.
I was prompted to post this because it’s currently in vogue at my local session. It attracted my attention because it sounds really unusual. At first I didn’t like it much, but it’s grown on me, and now I like it.
They only play the 1st bar as posted 1st time through. The rest of the time, they simply play |E3F ~G2F2|. I like it better the way they play it the 1st time though, so that’s why I chose to transcribe it that way.
Don’t think so, Dow…
I had a listen to this track last night. The 2nd tune is "The Donegal Traveller", which Finbarr Dwyer recorded
[ as "Gillespie’s", if I remember correctly ]. I reckon they got their 2nd tune from his recording, and named it after him. If what you’ve posted here is the first tune, then I can’t see why it’s not "Lady Elgin’s Courtship".
Your 2nd reel…
Great detective work, Kenny. I’ve renamed my submission according to the track listing.
I was confused after finding a transcription of a Bb reel called "Lady Elgin’s Courtship" at JC’s tunefinder. The A-part is almost the same as the Donegal Traveller - check it out. Either this is just a really weird coincidence, or there’s more to the story.
Anyone got info on the composer? I don’t have the liner notes.
Great tune dow - we should play it next time.