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I asked the name of this tune several times at sessions before. It was about time I did somthing about. I enjoy the piece - that’s about all I can add.
Perhaps I should let in a few more details.
Folk very commonly change all those quarter notes to triplets and the Dotted quarters to rolls. The choices are all your’s but it sounds much nicer if you articulate it a little. I suggested in the first measure how I thought the rest of the A part should go.
Is this the one that Darach de Brun wrote? https://thesession.org/discussions/505
By Darach de Brun
I missed it the first time around - thanks Zina.
Yes, Darach de Brun - and there’s another one of his (‘The Maple Leaf’, I think - no connection with Scott Joplin’s tune of the same name), which goes nicely after this one.
Great tune indeed
Its my Dad that wrote this tune, Its absolutly brilliant.
“The Maple Leaf “- by Darach de Brun
Man Of Aran
First tune here by Tara Breen, Cathal King and Noel Ryan…….
Donncha O’Briain had the two of them in the first set of his album, lovely stuff
As played by Dervish
This is (more or less) the superb tinwhistle-version by Dervish on "Boys of Sligo":
T:Man of Aran
|:FBfe dB~B2|~e2ed cA~A2|FBfe dB~B2|cedc dB~B2|
fBeB dB~B2|~e2ed cA~A2|(3Bcd (3cde d2 (3efg|[1~f2fe dBBA:|[2~f2fe dBBc||
|:Adfd Adfd|cdec fcec|dAFD FAdA|cedc dBBc|
defd Adfd|cdec fcec|(3Bcd (3cde d2 (3efg|[1~f2fe dBBc:|[2~f2fe dBBA|]
Darach de Brún (d.2012) http://irishtunecomposers.weebly.com/darach-de-brun.html
Truly inspired 2
No doubt, the very beautiful and unbound energy of the tune spilled into the electric performance John McSherry and the Loose Connections gave 20 years ago. It was saved for posterity on this album: https://thesession.org/recordings/display/3297
We can’t hope to capture that energy in written, but, what the hey, here’s an impressionistic interpretation of John McSherry’s interpretation of the tune…
T: The Man Of Aran
C: Darach de Brún
FBfe dBBB|Aced cABG|FBfe dBBB|ABBd FGGG|
FBfe dBBB|Aced cA (3B/c/d/z|Jf3e dBBB|cedc dBAG|
FBfe dBBB|Aced cAAG|FBfe dBBB|ABBB JFGGG|
FBfe dBBB|Aced cAB/c/d|fafe dBBB|cedc dBBc||
dfff c/d/fed|ceec Jgeec|dfff dfed|cedc dBBB|
dfff dffd|ceec gfec|dze/f/g fBBB|Jf3e fedc|
dfaz dfed|ceee geec|dff2 dfed|cedc dBBB|
dffa dfad|ceec g2fe|d2e/f/g fBB2|fz(Jf2 f)edB||
"The Man of Aran was composed in 1975 as a wedding present for Tommy Walsh, a Dublin box player who composed the tune Inis Thoir (Inisheer)."
- Darach de Brun
cracking tune,my 2 spanish mates play this tune slightly different but they both work
Man Of Aran, X:5
a beautiful setting by the Academy of Irish Music, led by Noel Rice. I hope I did it justice in my transcription.
forgot to paste the link
Man Of Aran, X:6
Heard it like that from Doolin’
Re: Man Of Aran
I think Darach would have laughed his a=se off if he’d seen that :)
Re: Man Of Aran
Does this have anything to do with the old man of Aran that goes around and around?