It was the year 2013 and I was visiting Ireland for the first time. I was heading to a place called Glencolmcille in county Donegal for a week-long fiddle school. I arrived a day early and a friend who was picking me up asked if I wanted to make a pit-stop in Ballyshannon for a session first. Ah, hell yeah!
The session was supposed to start around 6pm but didn’t really get started until about 9pm and lasted until 5am the next morning. When in Ireland at an Irish session, you suck it up and save sleep for another time. Though it was a little hard to keep my eyes open towards the end, I have to say it was well worth it!
Lots of great musicians showed up including band members from Dirvish. This particular tune was one of the tunes I remember being played that night. (You can read more about that session here: Donegal & Ballyshannon, a true start to my trip).
I fell in love with the tune both because it’s both a rockin’ tune and will always remind me of my first Irish session in Ireland, where the music was mesmerizing, the hospitality was grand, and the craic lasted until wee hours of the morning.
Here it is:
Join me next week for tune #26 from A Tune A Week.
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