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I was looking through the requests there and someone requested this tune. I can’t find who it was now, they seem to have disappeared off the page [does that normally happen when a request is fulfilled?].
Anyway, this is not a very common tune. It’s in O’Neill’s 1001 No. 30 in a different version but I learned this one from Joe Derrane’s recording Give us Another. It’s a quare old tune. Those F naturals in the second part give it a feeling like no other tune I’ve heard. I suggest getting or at least hearing, Joe’s recording of the tune before learning it. Those double octaves are deliberate and sound fine when played properly but I’m thinking that one may not be entirely convinced if they never heard the tune being played first.
It’s a difficult tune on banjo because of the cross-picking but good practice. Keyless flutes won’t like the F naturals or octave jumps so I think this is more of an accordion tune than anything. Well, I think its a nice addition amongst the usual junk here if I dare say it myself.
It sounds like a tune that had a song associated with it or was written as a song melody - or is that just me 🙂
Yes, possibly. Interesting point Donough.
The O’Neill’s verson is fairly close to this one, and yes, it’s a nice little tune. I play tenor bj, and it’s not hard, and I like the naturals thrown in. It’s a pitty this one isn’t more popular. I think if it got round more, people would like it enough to become more standard.
kinda in the same league as the woodcock: