Week #353 ~ Tommy Cohen's Reel (Cottage in the Grove)

  1. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    This week we had a tie, so I'm casting the tie-breaker for Tommy Cohen's Reel AKA Cottage in the Grove. I'm not familiar with this tune.

    Here's a link to this tune on thesession.org where it say's it's also known as Sean Ryan's.

    Here is a link to what they call Cohen's Memories on thesession.org
    where they say it's also known as The Cottage In The Glen, Cottage In The Grove, The Cottage In The Grove, The Crosses Of Annagh, Joe Bane’s, Paddy Canny’s, Pink Bog, Tommy Coen’s, Tommy Coen’s Memories.

    I haven't compared these two links to see if they are the same tune!

    Most of the You Tube Videos seem to have this tune included in medleys.

  2. Jill McAuley
    Jill McAuley
    Here's another good version from the Music at Matt Molloy's recording...

  3. James Rankine
    James Rankine
    Eastman 504 Mandolin, Tom Buchanan Bouzouki and pictures of old Irish crofting life.

  4. Michael Pastucha
    Michael Pastucha
    Wonderful performance, great instruments and a very interesting video presentation.
  5. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    Very good playing,- and recording, James. Photos are fascinating too.
  6. Jill McAuley
    Jill McAuley
    Nice one James, loved the images on the video as well!
  7. gortnamona
    beautiful james
  8. Bob Michel
    Bob Michel
    Tommy Coen (1910-1974), the East Galway fiddler to whom this reel is attributed, also wrote the better known "Old Christmas Eve." So I thought I'd make a set of the two tunes. Played on a Breedlove Cascade and accompanied on a Terry McGee flute.

    Bob Michel
    Near Philly

  9. Michael Pastucha
    Michael Pastucha
    A mandolin tour de force as well as the flute... well done!
  10. Jill McAuley
    Jill McAuley
    Now I want to learn Old Christmas Eve as well!
  11. JL277z
    James and Bob, those are super-nice arrangements!
  12. Jill McAuley
    Jill McAuley
    Here's my version - on the tenor banjo, still without the Ajr, but my luthier called today and it's ready, hurrah!

  13. Francis J
    Francis J
    James, Bob, Jill, great versions. Here's mine on the old Foley number 446, gosh it's 17 years old now, time to start looking around again!

  14. Jill McAuley
    Jill McAuley
    Lovely stuff Francis!
  15. Michael Pastucha
    Michael Pastucha
    Love Jill's banjo picking.
    Great picking Francis... and at a mere 17 your mandolin is just getting broken in! (Any time is a good time for a another mandolin however!!!)
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