May 13th, 2007 at 1:20 pm (traditional irish flute, irish flute)
I hadn't played this tune for a long time until I thought I had been asked to record it here. Once I'd finished the process I realised that "The Green Groves of" is not a synonym for "Farewell to". I'll maybe take a trip to the airport and get some inspiration for the tune I was supposed to play.
(I think I had a mish-mash of farewell to green groves in Erin's Ireland earlier. I hope this particular tangled hank of yarn has now been been unravelled )
May 13th, 2007 at 1:18 pm (traditional irish flute, irish flute)
Tá súil agam go bhfuil an leagan ceart agam an iarraidh seo.
There are too many ways saying bye-bye to places.
May 13th, 2007 at 12:58 pm (traditional irish flute, irish flute)
Here's a good reel. I tried playing "The Green Groves of Erin" and ended up with a mixture of that and "Farewell to Erin". Thankyou Alex for pointing that out. Here's a tune as a compromise.
"Éirinn " should have 2 "n"s in the dative case anyway (I nearly said "in any case" - I hate languages). At least "Ireland" is less mutable.
I'm away to check my grammar and my tune versions.
May 13th, 2007 at 11:15 am (traditional irish flute, irish flute)
Here's a very popular jig. It's a nice tune which is good on the flute. I think I heard a good recording once of the Leitrim flute player Packie Duignan playing it on a record which was made of him and Seamus Horan.
May 13th, 2007 at 11:13 am (traditional irish flute, irish flute)
Here's reel from the Donegal fiddle player, John Doherty.
I got it from an old tape where he was introducing the tunes. This is the name he gave it.