Annotation:Man of Aran

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MAN OF ARAN. AKA and see "Man of Arran." Irish, Reel. B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Flaherty): AA'BB" (Black). The Aran Islands lie off the west coast of Ireland. The tune was composed by tin whistle player Darach de Brún, of the band Oisín, who writes: "The 'Man of Aran' was written in December, 1975, as a wedding present for a friend of mine Tommy Walsh and his wife Zoz. I called it the 'Man of Aran' because that was the name of the pub where he had his reception" (Tommy Walsh is a Dublin button accordion player and the composer of the popular air "Inisheer").

Source for notated version: flute player Colm O'Donnell (b. 1962, Aclare, County Sligo) [Flaherty].

Printed sources: Black (Music's the Very Best Thing), 1996; No. 91, p. 47. Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 17. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 199, p. 125.

Recorded sources: Gael-Linn CEF 083, "Donncha Ó Briain" (1979).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [1]

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