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REDICAN'S MOTHER. AKA and see "Back of the Haggard (3)," "Barony Jig (1)," "Colman's Lantern," "Fisherman's Jig," "Green Gates (2) (The)," "Leitrim Town," "River Lee (The)," "Trealock Lauder,” “Turlough the Brave," "Whinny Hills of Leitrim (1) (The).” Irish, Slip Jig. D Major. Standard tunng (fiddle). The tune is sometimes attributed to Dublin-born New York musician Larry Redican (1908-1975), however it appears under the title "Trealock Lauder" in O'Farrell's Pocket Companion (c.1800) and as the first strain of "Barony Jig (1)" in Frank Roche's publications, both predating Redican. Bronx flute player Jack Coen (b. 1928, County Galway) said that his friend Redican had the tune from his mother. Coen visited Mrs. Redican in Dublin in 1960 and remarked that she was 104 years old at the time and played the tin whistle up to the day she died. The “Redican's Mother” title honors the elderly woman, and is what Jack and brother Fr. Charlie Coen called the tune on their 1977 topic album.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Drumlin Records BMNCD2, Brian McNamara – “Fort of the Jewels” (2004). Green Linnet SIF 1057, Mick Moloney (with Jimmy Keane) - "There Were Roses" (1985). Green Linnet GLCD 1119, Cherish the Ladies - "The Back Door" (1992). Green Linnet SIF 3067, Jack and Charlie Coen – “The Branch Line” (1992. Reissue of Topic 12TS337). Topic 12TS337, Jack and Charlie Coen – “The Branch Line” (1977).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]




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