Sporting Nell (1)

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SPORTING NELL [1] (Neil Spórtúil). AKA - "Sporting Nellie." AKA and see “Gorman's Reel (5),” "Johnny Gorman's (2)," “Long Strand (2)," “O'Gorman’s Reel,” "Old Gorman's Reel." Irish, Reel (whole time). D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is associated with Johnny Gorman, a professional uilleann piper and fiddler from County Roscommon. Gorman, or Jack the Piper as he was known, was from Derrylahon and became an itinerant musician who roamed the counties of Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon and Leitrim, playing and teaching until his tragic death outside Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim in 1917. Gorman was also an influence on the great Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman, who incorporated the piper's ornamentation into his own fiddle playing.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - piper Mick Crehan, flute player Michael Gavin & fiddlers John & James Kelly (Ireland) [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 194, p. 87. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland vol. 2), 1974; No. 26.

Recorded sources : - Green Linnet SIF 1034, Billy McComisky – “Makin’ the Rounds" (1981).Green Linnet GLCD 1093,Billy McComiskey & Sean McGlynn (et al) – “The Big Squeeze” (1988). Green Linnet GLCD 1228, Téada - "Give Us a Penny and Let Us Be Gone" (2004).MMC CD52,Tommy McCarthy – “Sporting Nell" (1997).Outlet Records SOLP 1041, Mick Crehan, James & John Kelly, Michael Gavin ‑ "Irish Traditional Music" (1980).

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



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