Monday, 1 February 2016

The Stack of Rye (hornpipe): Brendan (eile)

The Stack of Rye (hornpipe)

I was first drawn to this lovely hornpipe when listening to an album entitled So There You Go (2012) by Cork banjoist Seán O'Driscoll. He named it the Clare Hornpipe, but I eventually figured out that it was, in fact, the Stack of Rye, composed by the fiddler Junior Crehan from West Clare. Junior's grandson, fiddler Kevin Crehan, has a beautiful recording of this tune (along with the Stacks of Barley, Wheat and Oats) on his 2001 album: An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg.

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