Tart ar an Ól
A version of this tune can be found in The Roche Collection, but I first heard it played by Eddie Moloney from Ballinakill, County Galway. Eddie, Tommy Mulhaire, and his son Brendan were among those who travelled on a number of occasions in the 1960s with Mulhaire's Céilí Band to perform in different towns around County Kerry. These performances were part of a series of concerts and music weekends organised by Diarmuid Ó Catháin, who was later to become president of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. I was thrilled when Joanie Madden, daughter of yet another Galway musician, Joe Madden, recorded the tune for me. Thanks, Joanie – keep up the great work that you and Cherish the Ladies do. We cherish you! Sláinte to you all!
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Madden, Joanie (flute) and Donohue, Gabriel (piano), “Tart ar an Ól,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed December 11, 2023, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/460.