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 Post subject: Tune ID
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 10:51 am 
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Hi,


I came across the great YouTube clip of a flute player named Madonna Heron:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y6vkk4SrL30

The first tune in the set sounds very familiar. I am sure I have at least one recording of that tune by another player, but searches through my iTunes library for “The wild irishman” are drawing a blank. Is there another name by which this tune is more commonly known?

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 11:10 am 
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It's a version of Lucky in love, I would think.

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Could it be the Galtee Reel?


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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 12:04 pm 
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Not Lucky in Love; Not The Galtee. It is actually The Wild Irishman. I don't have another name for it, but it's pretty commonly played in sessions, certainly in the West of Ireland. It's in Bulmer and Sharpley as The Wild Irishman, but the tune by that name in the session.org is a different, commonly played tune.

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Ah feck, you're right. Thing is, I do play it but can't put my finger on it immediately.

[Thinks hard, plays tune and manages to place it..]

Flowers of Red Mill.

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Mr.Gumby wrote:
Ah feck, you're right. Thing is, I do play it but can't put my finger on it immediately.

[Thinks hard, plays tune and manages to place it..]

Flowers of Red Mill.

Yep. I've never heard that name for it before. Strange how these things happen, isn't it? I mean, you know, I only know it by one name, somebody else only knows it by another etc etc

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It has that name on Catherine & John McEvoy's recording but I already had it when that came out. Fluteplayer's tune, Patsy Hanly, probably.

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Mr.Gumby wrote:
It has that name on Catherine & John McEvoy's recording but I already had it when that came out. Fluteplayer's tune, Patsy Hanly, probably.

Aye. Makes sense.

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It [ ie - the first reel ] was recorded as "Flowers Of Red Mill" by John McKenna in 1928. The insert booklet notes from the double-CD issue "The Music And Life Of John McKenna" released a few years back say of this reel :
"No known published sightings prior to the McKenna recording"

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The Flowers of Red Mill.....of course! Thanks for the ID. It was driving me nuts!

BTW, check out Patsy Hanley’s take on this tune:https://www.itma.ie/digital-library/sound/flowers-of-redhill-hanley

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