Post by Dick Glasgow on Nov 3, 2008 12:02:53 GMT 1
No, sorry Rick, he's just another Dublin musician with the name ~ Tom Walsh
I know the Accordion playing Tommy who wrote that tune, in fact I actually learned this tune from him playing at sessions I used to go to, way back in the 70s, before the likes of Jackie Daly recorded it & it became famous in ITM circles.
You can find out more about this tune, & Tommy, on this page:
Dublinman Thomas Walsh vividly remembers his first trip to the island and how he wrote the tune that made him famous: I composed 'Inisheer' after spending the best holiday of my life on the island. There was no electricity on the island at that time, which was new to a Dub like me. I found the people and the island had something special which I never experienced before. I went for three days and came home three weeks later, due to a lack of money. I composed 'Inisheer' the next day while I was walking in the Phoenix Park dreaming of what I had left behind, and the peace and tranquility it gave me.