The Heather Breeze
The Heather Breeze (Reel)
John may have gotten this tune from the fiddle player John Doherty (c 1895 – 1980) who was known to play it.
Details: Bundles of heather/furze on men’s backs. Location: Great Blacket Island, County Kerry. Date: c 1924.
Credit: The Photographic Collection, C015.18.00001 © National Folklore Collection, UCD. Link.
John Kelly Senior playing The Heather Breeze on the concertina
Details: Filmed in John Kelly Seniors home house in Rehy West, Kilbaha, County Clare. John Kelly playing The Heather Breeze.
Credit: ‘Donncha’s Travelling Roadshow’ Programme with Donncha Ó Dulaing for RTÉ, c 1979.
Notated from above recording.