This should, by right, be spelled Gearóid because it arose out of playing at home with my friend Gearóid Ó Duinín. He plays the guitar and is from Cúil Aodha. There was a ‘Station” in the house and we had a barrel of draft Guinness in situ for the five yearly celebration. Gearóid and I were ‘testing’ the quality and playing a few tunes. Between tunes I noticed that he would strum or pluck the same four notes - a kind of testing the tuning of his instrument if you like. As will happen from time to time, he left the room to go the to the toilet and i started to fiddle with those four notes. They are the first four notes of this tune, which had come to me by the time Gearóid returned to the room. A mutual friend of ours, famous fiddle player, Corkman, Yank and wonderful raconteur. Paddy Cronin insists on calling Gearóid ‘Jearóid’ and in a ‘tipping of the hat’ to him we often repeat his version of Gearóid’s name.
I recorded the tune with Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh on the Triúr album.
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