This is Tamalin’s version to Fair Wind; Dervish also play in their "Out on the Road" set- it’s the third tune, after Repeal of the Union. They play it in G major, I think, and slightly different. But I prefer the John McSherry way, so… :-) Enjoy!
Good tune, I learned this in G. A works just as well. A real nice rattler on the Banjo.
A little nice tune. Easy to play yet very "dancant"(?)
I love this little gem, I play it in D sometimes as well.
Belfast band "Tamalin" recorded it in A.
T:A Fair Wind
S:Dervish: "Midsunner’s Night"
~G3F ~G3A|BAGA BAAB|~G3E ~G3A|1BAGE EDDE:|2BAGE EDDc||
BcdB ~G3A|BcdB cAAc|BcdB ~G3A|1BAGE EDDc:|2BAGE EDDE||
GE~E2 ~c3A|BAGA BAAB|GE~E2 ~c3A|1BAGE EDDA:|2BAGE EDDE||
sounds a lot like "Rip the Calico", doesn’t it?
Err…so much so that I think it *is* Tear the Calico…well spotted!
i really like the third part
This does sound like Rip the Calico and yet definately is NOT Rip/Tear the Calico, at least not the Calico version the Bothy Band played.
The C-part of Fair Wind is the same as the B-Part in Rip the Calico, the other parts are different.
(The Fair WInd is also on Danu’s "Danu" album after Joe Bane’s.)
I always think it’s going to be this tune when it comes up in the session. It sounds almost identical until the third part.
Same as Fair Wind in A major
This tune is in G major and it’s also listed in A major.
I learned it from Jack Gilder’s lovely playing in A.
It does not come up when you input Fairwind—too bad.
A fun tune, It also appears on "Midsummers Night" by dervish
Thank you, Bobbi, very kind of you to say, but I play it in G.
Here’s a nice example from YouTube from a flute player in Spain who says he learned it from from Breandan O’Hare.
We play this tune in G at our sessions in Wellington (NZ) but know it as Maeve’s Return… slight variation but pretty much the same.
BTCpz: If you make allowance for the different tonality (D rather than G) the 3rd part of this reel is virtually the same as the 2d part of Rip The Calico; https://thesession.org/tunes/719 ..you might like that tune too.
"For they have swallowed wind, and they shall rip the calico"
An earlier post: https://thesession.org/tunes/936 The Fair Wind
The Fair Wind is in A but A Fair Wind is in G
A Fair Wind (duplicate: Gmajor version) https://thesession.org/tunes/2057
Tannahill Weavers setting and more tune names
I learned this tune from the Tannahill Weavers recording under the name "Mulhaire’s" or "The Rough Road", and for the longest time I couldn’t find it on the Session.
The Tannies play it in D, to fit the GHB, while the local session I go to sometimes has played it in G. I’ve submitted settings in both keys.