I first heard these on a recording by Nollag Casey and Arty McGlynn and very well played
them. They called them Brady’s because I think they got them from Paul Brady.
Later on meeting Lucy Farr she informed me that they were her compositions and she
them with her Céilí band in London in the 1960’s. (I can’t recall the name of the band).
was the piano player in that band and no doubt had much to do with the recording as
gave me a cassette tape of the recording. I was very impressed with the tunes and the
in which the Céilí band played them. Lucy informed of the names of the tunes.
I have interpreted and transcribed the tunes from that tape.
They should be played relatively fast with heavy emphasis on the note which comes in on
Some of the notes which are a crotchet and a half in length can be rolled – I didn’t
show that in
the notation. I would compare Lucy’s playing of these tunes to the way the Sliabh
musicians Dennis Murphy, Julia Clifford and Billy Clifford would play slides. Of course
this is no
surprise as Lucy often played with Julia in London. There is a weave or maybe a wave
effect in the
playing of the tunes. The rests in bar 6 of Music on the Wind are very abrupt giving the
great lift. The long low D’s should be played with good volume and crescendo decrescendo
within each crotchet and a half D – particularly in the last bar of Music on the
Refer track 20 of the CD Music on the Wind for my arrangement with the Moloney