The tune’s namesake
I found this tune in O’Niell’s. It is simple, but very catchy. I learned it because my family comes from Edenderry, Co. Offaly, but I don’t know for sure that the tune is named for my hometown. Does anyone know if the tune is named after Edenderry, Co. Offaly? If not, what is the origin of the name?
Reminds me of one.
Looks and Sounds like you could play this and the flogging reel at the same time. Makes me wonder what came first.
fab tune picked up at portarlington festival this weekend in John Carty’s workshop.Simple melody but sounds great played briskly.
Hey, Horaldo! Carty is brilliant, eh? I saw him here in Philadelphia last April, and attended his workshop afterwards. Imagine my thrill when I heard him play this in his concert! For a second I hoped maybe he would say, "I got that tune from some guy on the session.org. Is he here tonight? C’mon up, lad, and tell us all about it."
But then I woke up.
He explained in the workshop that he learned it from someone, a piper from the north, I think he said, and he was proud because he thought he’d got a tune no one else would know; but then he played it out and someone told him it was in O’Neill’s.
The Edenderry Reel
I picked up this lovely wee reel from this youtube clip of Tommy Keane, Jacqueline McCarthy and Alec Finn. They’re playing it in E but I’ve submitted it in the more session friendly G major.
It’s the second tune.
The Edenderry Reel
Just spotted that it’s in O’Niell’s, here’s how it appears there
T: The Edenderry
|: B2 AG BGGA | B2 AG Bded | B2 AG BGGB | AGBG AGEG :|
| gfga gede | gabg agab | gfga gedB | A2 BG AGEG |
gfga gede | gabg a2 ga | bgaf gedB | A2 BG AGEG ||
also a great At the Racket clip:
This version is close to the Fullset version, great tune.
The Road to Edenderry
The Edenderry, X:5
Bit closer to the version that Caitlin is playing on her "solo" cd.