Christy Barry

John Dwyer's Reel | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

John Dwyer’s

“John Dwyer’s” is a popular session tune composed by John Dwyer of the famously musical family of west Cork (John is a brother of Finbar, Richard and Micheal). I learned this tune from Christy Barry, Terry Bingham and James Devitt, and I now particularly enjoy playing this reel with Adrian McMahon, a great young flute …

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George White's Favourite | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

George White’s Favourite

A reel I like very much, “George White’s Favourite” is a tune that I associate with Christy Barry, Terry Bingham and James Devitt. It was also recorded by Hugh & Colm Healy on their album “Macalla na hÓige”, for which particular set they were joined by Noel O’Donoghue and Eric Healy.

The Flowing Tide | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Flowing Tide (The)

“The Flowing Tide” is a hornpipe that is very much associated with the playing of the legendary Chris Droney, concertina player from Bell Harbour. I actually learned it from Christy Barry, James Devitt and Terry Bingham.

The Five Mile Chase | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Five Mile Chase (The)

“The Five Mile Chase” is a great session tune, and it usually comes after “The Boys of Ballisodare”. I associate this set with Christy Barry and James Devitt.

Christy Barry's Jig 2 | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Christy Barry’s Jig No. 2

This is the second tune of the Christy Barry’s set. It is also known as “The Butlers of Glen Avenue” and was composed by banjo player Anthony Sullivan, but it is widely known as “Christy Barry’s Jig No. 2”.

Christy Barry's Jig 1 | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Christy Barry’s Jig No. 1

“Christy Barry’s Jigs” are well known all over the world, this is the first one. Christy is a great flute and whistle player from Ennistymon, but he has been living in Doolin for many years. I have learned many tunes from Christy, who has always been so generous in the way he shares his music.

Boys of Tandragee | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Boys of Tandragee (The)

“The Boys of Tandragee” is a great jig that I got at a session with Christy Barry and Terry Bingham, in Gus O’Connor’s Pub. It can also be played in D minor, but E minor is the most common key.

The Banks of Newfoundland | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Banks of Newfoundland (The)

“The Banks of Newfoundland” is a very nice jig I heard during the Russell Weekend 2013 with Christy Barry and Terry Bingham. Terry got it from John Blake, Lamond Gillespie and Mick Leahy’s album “Traditional Irish Music From London”.

Anthony Frawley's | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Anthony Frawley’s

“Anthony Frawley’s” is a very common jig in the Doolin area. I don’t remember where or when I learned it, but I associate this tune with Christy Barry, Terry Bingham and Kevin Griffin who recorded it for a TG4 program during the summer of 2014.