Farewell to Whalley Range

I’ve recently been turned on to a great tune called Farewell to Whalley Range.

See the mandolin tablature and standard notation here:  Farewell to Whalley Range

See the video of the tune being played by its composer below…

We played it during the last session in Marshall this past Tuesday.

Note the photo from the session…Notice Tim…guitarist/bazouki player for the band Noonday Feast (see: http://www.noondayfeast.com).

Tuesday night session in Marshall, NC at Goodstuff.  With Tim Potts of Noonday Feast playing guitar.

Tuesday night session in Marshall, NC at Goodstuff. With Tim Potts of Noonday Feast playing guitar.

Here is a clip of Dónal Lunny & Michael McGoldrick to play along with.

Farewell to Erin & Teampall An Ghleanntain

A new session started up in Marshall, NC.  I think its on every Tuesday.  You might want to call Good Stuff in Marshall to find out.  That is where it’s hosted.

I heard two great tunes my last time out.  Here are the tabs.

Farewell to Erin Mandolin Tablature and Standard Notation.

and another

Teampall An Ghleanntain Mandolin Tablature and Standard Notation.

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Here is the Bothy Band playing Farewell to Erin

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and here is Elly Marshall, David Surette and Owen Marshall starting off a set with Teampall An Ghleanntain.


Jigs and Reels from our Show on Saturday

This past Saturday, I performed a few jigs and reels with the band Noonday Feast, here in Asheville.

The above video is of the tune Attfield’s Lament, which I posted a few months ago.  This tune picked up another name recently.  Farewell to Prince Rhaegar.

Below you will find a great couple of non traditional but well written tunes called, Waves and Tides and Crow Hill.

Plenty of mandolin/bazouki content here.  These are original compositions by Noonday Feast.

A Jig and A Reel on Youtube

More than two months later, I still haven’t posted those recordings I thought I’d get around too.  Work has been particularly busy.  However, I needed a break and I needed to play some more mandolin.  I got the idea to record some tunes from the Asheville Celtic Mandolin Collection song book.

Here you will find, The Maple Leaf and Banish Misfortune.

I realize I’ve recorded Banish Misfortune before on this YouTube channel, but it was worth redoing.

As always, both of these tunes were recorded with a metronome.

Jaquelyn’s First, Roscommon Reel & Dunford’s Fancy

Haven’t yet had a chance to post the previous sets mentioned.  Yet, yesterday morning a particular mood came over me and I made a recording of Jacquelyn’s First, a single reel, and Roscommon Reel.  I also found the time to tab out Dunford’s Fancy, a tune by the Waterboys.

Here is the mandolin (tab) tablature and sheet music for the above mentioned tunes.

Dunford’s Fancy Mandolin Tab

Jacquelyn’s First Mandolin Tab

Roscommon Reel

Here is the recording of Jacquelyn’s First and the Roscommon Reel.

PS- You’ll notice on the tab for Jacquelyn’s First, it says “capo 1st fret”.  I started playing it a half a step higher at first on the octave mandolin.

O’Keefe’s Strawberry Slide Irish Fiddle Tune

This weekend, I was left alone.  With nothing to do and no one around, I decided to spend the weekend with my octave mandolin.  Originally I set out to make a little recording of O’Keefe’s Slide with some non-standard back up chords.  However, the recording just kept going…and going…and going.

Here’s something I call O’Keefe’s Strawberry Slide.

Enjoy!

Next up:

I found some old recordings of a practice D. Murray and W. Byers and myself preparing for the AB-Tech Benefit Gig the first year we were asked to play.

I’ll be posting two sets.  Out of the Ocean/Morrison’s/Mug of Brown Ale and Garret Barry’s/Hag at the Churn/Rose in the Heather.