Added these for Jane 🙂 I’ll record when I have a chance, but don’t hold your breath!
This came from Katherine the day she substituted for Alex. She learned this tune in Martin Hayes advanced fiddle class at the Swannanoa Gathering in 2008. I’m afraid I couldn’t find the sheet music on the web. Seems that Joe Bane was a fairly prolific tune writer and a big influence on Martin Hayes. Love the F natural in the b part of the tune. Tough to finger though.
Note: Alex taught us 1 and 2 reversed from how Tes taught the tunes back when Katherine and I were playing in BRIMS trad. At the time Alex taught them, I wasn’t sure which was “right”. After a bit of recent research, I believe that what Alex taught as John Walsh’s #2 is John Walsh’s and that what she taught as John Walsh’s #1 is known as John Brosnan’s (also John Clifford’s and a few others). I think generally, people are less concerned with names of polkas, but given that there was quite a bit of uncertainty around this particular tune, I thought I’d attempt to at least raise the level of uncertainty to a higher level 🙂