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Author:  piperjoe [ Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:32 am ]
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Hi All.

Anyone have, or know a source for, the sheet music to this great reel?

Couldn't find it on The Session. :-?

Piper Joe

Author:  benhall.1 [ Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:48 am ]
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piperjoe wrote:
Hi All.

Anyone have, or know a source for, the sheet music to this great reel?

Couldn't find it on The Session. :-?

Piper Joe

Never heard of it. I just Googled it and found that it's on a McDades album. Did they write it?

Author:  piperjoe [ Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:18 pm ]
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That's possible. They play it on one of their CDs and on You Tube. It's a ripper! :thumbsup:

Piper Joe

Author:  benhall.1 [ Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:08 am ]
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piperjoe wrote:
That's possible. They play it on one of their CDs and on You Tube. It's a ripper! :thumbsup:

Piper Joe

It does look as if it's one they wrote. That would explain why it's not notated anywhere. I have no time over the next few days, or I would notate it for you. Remind me towards the end of next week if you want me to have a look at this. (Assuming no-one else has stepped forward in the meantime.)

Author:  piperjoe [ Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:58 am ]
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benhall.1 wrote:
piperjoe wrote:
That's possible. They play it on one of their CDs and on You Tube. It's a ripper! :thumbsup:

Piper Joe

It does look as if it's one they wrote. That would explain why it's not notated anywhere. I have no time over the next few days, or I would notate it for you. Remind me towards the end of next week if you want me to have a look at this. (Assuming no-one else has stepped forward in the meantime.)


Thanks Ben...I'm still looking but might have to take you up on your more than kind offer...I owe you a pint (or two). :thumbsup:

Piper Joe

Author:  MichaelLoos [ Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:17 am ]
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Here you go:
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I find the first part very similar to the first part of "The Dunmore Lasses", and the second part to the second part of "Paddy Ryan's Dream".
If you want to play it on the pipes, you will have to transpose it down to E minor.

Author:  piperjoe [ Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:29 am ]
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Bless you...you are truly a saint! :thumbsup:

I owe you a pint, or two!

Piper Joe

Author:  benhall.1 [ Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:30 pm ]
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piperjoe wrote:
Bless you...you are truly a saint! :thumbsup:

I owe you a pint, or two!

Piper Joe

Ah. He got there first! Ah well. Pints will have to be for a another time. :)

Author:  oleorezinator [ Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:13 am ]
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She was that angry?

Author:  An Draighean [ Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:40 pm ]
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oleorezinator wrote:
She was that angry?


In Ireland, a boiling fowl is just about the cheapest meat you can buy at the butcher. They're knackered old laying hens I suppose; so tough that boiling for soup or stock is about all they're good for - though in my (cheap) youth, I would roast them in the oven.

Author:  oleorezinator [ Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:23 pm ]
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An Draighean wrote:
oleorezinator wrote:
She was that angry?


In Ireland, a boiling fowl is just about the cheapest meat you can buy at the butcher. They're knackered old laying hens I suppose; so tough that boiling for soup or stock is about all they're good for - though in my (cheap) youth, I would roast them in the oven.

Back in the precambrian age (the very late 1950's)
as a very young child, I'd help my grandmother
feed the hens and collect the eggs never making
the connection that the chicken soup was from
old henny-penny. I have a feeling that I've eaten
a rooster or two along the way as well. So yep in
my part of the world they're known as stewing hens.

Author:  An Draighean [ Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:46 am ]
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oleorezinator wrote:
Back in the precambrian age (the very late 1950's)
as a very young child...


My standard response to anyone who asks my age is "Pleistocene".

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