At 08:02 AM 6/23/2009 -0400, Don Meade wrote:
>Thanks Alan, but a 1949 recording date does not make it impossible for
>Chris Droney, who would have been 23 or 24 at the time, to have composed
>the "Bellharbour Reel" that is on The Flowing Tide (i.e., your no. 635).
>Many composers are at their most prolific at that age (Martin Mulhaire
>would be a good example).
I forgot to confirm that the tune called "The Bell Harbour Reel" and
attributed to Droney on his album "The Fertile Rock" is in fact Alan Ng's #
3018, i.e., "Chris Droney's Favourite" from his previous album.
I also wanted to point out that the Bulmer & Sharpley printed version (as
"Droney's Favourite") seems to be the earliest evidence of the tune, i.e.,
1974 (as opposed to 1986 on Alan's page).
Hard-to-find imported Irish CDs
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