Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Johnny McGreevy's (By Golly)

According to my sleuthing (mostly on thesession.org) this tune was recorded by Johnny McGreevy, who I guess says, "By Golly!" a lot, hence its other name.  He likely learned it from Jimmy Neary, a Chicago-fiddler who maybe wrote it (?) and brought it back to Ireland.

I learned my version from listening to Donal McCague's new recording, "Bits 'N Pieces."  It was also featured on Brian Macnamara's Tune of the Month.  Check it out here: http://www.piperbrian.com/music/music_tunes.html

The tuning on Donal's recording is raised one half step from standard, so that is they way I play it here.

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