Annotation:Bag of Potatoes (2) (The)

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X:1 T:Bag of Potatoes [2], The M:4/4 L:1/8 S:Session tape Augusta 2000, James Kelly, Tony Smith, Mick O'Connor R:Reel Z:Transcribed by Steve Bennett K:Ador A2eA A2eA|ABcd ecdB|G2BG AGBG|GB (3BBB GBdB| A2eA A2eA|ABcd ecdB|ABcd efge|dBGA BAGB:|| |:a2ea ageg|agbg agef|gedc BGBd|gfga bgeg| a2ea ageg|agbg ageg|dBde gage|dBGB BAA2:||

BAG OF POTATOES [2], THE (An Mála Fataí). AKA and see "Bag of Spuds (The)," "Eddie Dunne's Favourite," "Sligo Dandy." Irish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Mulvihill): AABB (Sullivan): AABB' (Breathnach). Frequently called "Bag of Spuds (The)." The tune was called "Eddie Dunne's Favourite" on a 1926 78 RPM recording by Frank Quinn, according to Philippe Varlet, who says it was "a very popular and oft recorded tune in the 1920s." Eddie Dunne was a melodeon player in New York City. His son, Eddie, Jr., was a noted step dancer who also recorded on the tenor banjo with Frank Quinn. The tune was recorded by the Laictin Naofa Céilí Band (Junior Crehan, Josie Hayes, Willie Clancy, Jim Ward, P.J. MacMahon and others from the Miltown Malbay, Clare, area). Unrelated to "Bag of Potatoes (1) (The)." Researcher Conor Ward finds the tune similar in many respects (but perhaps not cognate) to the "Knotted Chord (1)," with which "Bag of Potatoes (2) (The)" should be compared.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 111, p. 46. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 146, p. 44. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 109, p. 29 (appears as "The Bag of Spuds"). O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 321. Sullivan (Session Tunes, vol. 3); No. 62, p. 25 (appears as "The Bag of Spuds").

Recorded sources : - Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 167, Peter Horan & Gerry Harrington - "The Merry Love to Play" (2007. Appears as "Bag of Spuds"). Coleman Music Center CHC 009, flute player Sonny McDonagh (1925-1991) - "The Coleman Archive, vol. 2: The Home Place" (2005). Columbia A3679 (79 RPM), piper Tom Ennis & fiddler James Morrison (1922). Green Linnet GLCD 1211, Kevin Crawford - "In Good Company" (2001. Appears as "Bag of Spuds"). Intrepid Records, Michael Coleman - "The Heyday of Michael Coleman" (1973). Talcon Records KG240, Paddy Cronin - "The House in the Glen" (197?). Topic Records, Festy Conlon & Tim Lyons - "The Breeze from Erin."

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]
Hear the 1922 recording by Tom Ennis and James Morrison at the Internet Archive [2] [3] (Medley of "Bag of Potatoes," "Templehouse Reel," "Pigeon on the Gate")

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