This reel is normally played in D, but Tony’s arrangement is in C, with a capo on the second fret. [haiku url=”http://media.libsyn.com/media/igpod/McDermotts.mp3″ title=”McDermott’s”] Listen to McDermott’s
Joe Bane was a tin whistle and flute player from the Magherabaun area near Feakle in East Clare. Musicians such as Mary McNamara and Martin Hayes picked up a lot of tunes from him. This is a hornpipe, and Tony plays it in the key of F.
Another a 16-bar reel, the first part is in B Minor, and the second in D Major.
This tune is a 16 bar reel, normally played in the Key of G. Tony’s arrangement is played in an Open D tuning, so to play in G you’ll need to capo the 5th fret. Details on the tuning, and on chord shapes for Open D, are provided in the booklet (Book 3). The tuning is D A D F# …
The Fisherman’s Jig is in fact a slip jig. Slip jigs comprise only a small percentage of the Irish Music repertoire and you can attend session after session and not hear them at all. Tony often plays this with Na Ceannabhain Bhána (which we had in Lesson 16 in Book 1).