Source: Eamon Cotter _ "Traditional Music from County Clare"
Transcription: Gian Marco Pietrasanta
Also played in D
…by Shaskeen. Eamon Cotter plays (or certainly used to play with) the Shaskeen Band.
“Mary O’Neill’s” - a rescued duplication as “Denis Igoe’s”
Submitted on June 12th 2011 by Loughcurra.
T: Denis Igoe’s
|: B3 e dBGA | B2 Ac BG ~G2 | B2 Be dBGA |[1 (3Bcd AB ~G3 z :|[2 B2 AB ~G3 z ||
|: ggdc Bcde | d2 ag fdaf | ggdc Bcde | dBcA BG G2 :|
No gaping differences, but here also are the notes for this ~
# Posted on June 12th 2011 by Loughcurra:
I noticed this wasn’t listed here (as far as I can find with name and ABC searches) although it is on trad archive from Lesl Harker’s transcriptions of tunes from Mike Rafferty.
& from the given link ~
DENIS IGOE’S REEL. Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. Denis Igoe is a piper who lived for a time near flute player Mike Rafferty in New Jersey before moving back to Galway [Harker].
Source for notated version: New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].
Printed sources: Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 93, p. 29.
Watch the Young Tulla Ceili Band play the tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MmgHw2uFTE (2:40 ~)
For me this tune represents Irish music at its simplest best.
The striking beauty packed in such brief lines, is the result of a sure-footed economy of means (if you’ll excuse this bushismic turn of phrase), the pure product of a strong tradition served by one of her many clear sighted heirs -long may they live!- and that’s only the skeletonny dots, I’m talking!
Here’s a variation on the 1st part:
B3e dBGA|B2Ac BEED|B3e dBAc|1BdAd bGGA:|