2 Brendans, 2 Banjos, 1 Fiddle (and a mission to session in one year)
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.