FTX-077 - THE JOLLY TINKER

MICHAEL GORMAN - Irish Fiddler

 

Like Michael Coleman, Gorman (1902-69) was a pupil of the Co Sligo fiddler, James Gannon. This is the earliest recording made by Peter Kennedy, 1952, when Michael was a railway porter at London's Liverpool Street Station - here he talks about his life and the music, tune variations, Sligo, his teacher and Michael Coleman's 'Jamesy' Gannon. He explains the "Alphabetic" notation system and gives helpful instruction on Irish fiddle techniques - there are a total of 20 tunes with six of them slowed down for more detailed analysis

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Photo by Peter Kennedy 1950

GANNON'S SLIP JIG - MERRY SISTERS - FARREL GURNEY - DOCTOR GILBERT - JOLLY TINKER - BONNY KATE - Mrs McLEOD'S (with variations) - BARN DANCE - POLKA MAZURKA - VARSOVIANA - VALETA - THE LANCERS QUADRILLE (5 figures) - O'DWYER'S - TELL HER I AM - THE KID ON THE MOUNTAIN

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