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Tune Req: Oliver Goldsmith's Lament

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T J 12 May 02 - 04:30 AM
MMario 12 May 02 - 08:04 AM
Noreen 12 May 02 - 08:37 AM
GUEST 09 Jun 14 - 06:15 PM
GUEST,kenny 10 Jun 14 - 06:20 AM
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Subject: Oliver Goldsmith's Lament
From: T J
Date: 12 May 02 - 04:30 AM

A friend of mine, here in NZ, tells that he once heard the tune "Oliver Goldsmith's Lament" and he has been looking for it ever since. Any info most welcome.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Oliver Goldsmith's Lament
From: MMario
Date: 12 May 02 - 08:04 AM

it's on a cd called "Duck Baker / My Heart Belongs To Jenny -a collection of Irish tunes arraneged for solo guitar"


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Oliver Goldsmith's Lament
From: Noreen
Date: 12 May 02 - 08:37 AM

Hmmm, and no other information on it can I find! Surprising, as I have heard of the tune.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Oliver Goldsmith's Lament
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jun 14 - 06:15 PM

This is a tune composed by Seamus Shannon from Roscommon first recorded on an album Seamus brought out in the 1970s called Sounds Traditional hope this answers your question


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Oliver Goldsmith's Lament
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 10 Jun 14 - 06:20 AM

"Guest" above is correct - composed by accordion player Seamus Shannon. The best piece of whistle playing I ever heard was Finbar Furey playing this at a Thurso Folk Festival, 1978, I would think. I do still have the recording.
Someone posted a version on "thesession.org" - I'd need to check the accuracy of the transcription, which can be a bit "hit-or-miss", but here it is, anyway :

http://thesession.org/tunes/10857

It's listed as on 11 recordings there - I certainly have heard it played by Seamus Creagh on fiddle [ you can get it on "iTunes", I think ] - Mick Mulvey on flute, and also Raymond Roland as part of Le Cheile", on accordion. A wonderful piece of music.


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