Ríl Gan Ainm

Here's another reel which I've no name for.  If anyone can ainmate it then please let me know.  It can be found in Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2, number 221 with most of the notes matching the ones in this version.

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  • billy

    First up my money was on Tommy Coen’s, but then the turn was a bit different. I reckon that, or a version of that, or a near relative.

    Jun 7, 2007 at 12:20 pm
  • billy

    I had my money on Tommy Coen’s again, since the first part is pretty much (note wise at least) what I play, but then the turn was different - but hey it’s an Amin tune isn’t it - there only is one turn. Unfair? Anyway - I got my turn from the recording of the Morrison trio put out by Coleman archive people. There’s a nice version of Joey Doyle doing it on RTEs Bloom of Youth series, and didn’t Molloy play it on some recording? But maybe its a completely different tune, in which case ignore all of above.

    Jun 7, 2007 at 12:28 pm
  • billy

    Did I mention I had my money on Tommy Coen’s - me and computers, a dangerous combo.

    Jun 7, 2007 at 12:30 pm
  • pbar03

    Billy, this tune sounds very much like Tommy Coen’s on Music At Matt Molloy’s. But it is also very close to this one called Dermot Grogan’s played by Kevin Henry first in this set: http://www.bogfire.com/music_cd_mp3s/track01.mp3

    Jun 7, 2007 at 5:00 pm
  • billy

    Hey pbar03 - had a listen to it - I guess it must be on the CD, which I have but have never associated it with T. Coen’s - which by the way the Morrison Trio call Sean Ryan’s. Probably if you play both you might notice the similarities, but apart from a similar hook at the end - and the generic turn - I can’t quite see it - on first listen at least. But I’ll take your word for it.Or even THE RAINY DAY - it just occurred to me - God I’m brilliant how do I do it, but just listen to the version on the Rainey’s CD, where they play it with the Jolly Tinker. You see there just is one Amin tune, and lots of different names.

    Jun 8, 2007 at 12:35 am
  • Aodán

    The 1st person I ever heard playing this reel was John Ganley (R.I.P.) an old fiddler from Co.Roscommon in the early 1960s in Birmingham, England and he called it Tommy Coen’s No.2 ……. following Tommy Coen’s No.1 (subsequently known as ‘Christmas Eve’.

    May 22, 2009 at 11:52 am
  • Aodán

    John Ganley, fiddler from Co.Roscommon, was the 1st person I ever heard playing this reel…..he called it “Tommy Coen’s No.2″. That was in the early 1960s in Birmingham, England.

    May 22, 2009 at 11:56 am