This was a tune composed for the TG4 awards ceremony as mentioned already in relation to the TG4 reel. At the press launch of the announcement of the awards we were all paraded out in Ennis in Clare. My wife is from Gleann Draoi between Tulla and Feakle and many of her family and our Clare friends were present. There is a certain sound that I associate with East Clare and in particular I would be thinking if old friends Paddy Canny and P. Joe Hayes, uncle and father of Martin. So that is the source of the melodic and tonality quality of that tune. I was delighted to hear it fit Martin’s playing so well but then a master musician can make a slave of any tune and Martin is surely a master of music and fiddle.
I recorded the tune with Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh on the Triúr album.
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