Pat McGarrigle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>About 5 years ago, I got a photocopy of 13 of
Darach de Br?n's tunes from a friend who is also a friend of
Darach's. I only ever met Darach a few times in sessions in Dublin
around the mid-80s - he's from Dublin, as far as I know. I remember
seeing him in the Meeting Place in Dublin with a band called Dal
gCais around 1981 (I can't remember who else was in the band but
I think it included Tom McDonagh and Roma Casey). The Oisin
album you mention was their first - it came out in 1976 and there 2
more of his tunes on it (I just dug it out from my vinyl section -
haven't listened to it in years!). He calls the tune above 'Knitting the
Out of lurk mode (I'm only a week behind on IrTrad digests now)....
About 3 years ago I got a copy of this same tune set, in de Brun's
own hand, from an internet friend from Leeds, UK. It has several
nice tunes, but Knitting the Fog caught my fancy. So much, in
fact, that I recorded it a couple of months ago in a set of
reels for my forthcoming CD.
While in Dublin briefly last summer (97) I asked a few folks at a
couple of sessions about Mr. de Brun, and could not find any
information. I concluded that he is not sessioning widely
these days, or at least not at the pubs my contacts
frequented. But of course my polling was very limited.
Any information would be appreciated, as I'd like to contact him.
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