This version is by Sean McGuire.
Gun in the thatch
Does anyone know if this is another version of the Tune "Chattering Magpie" or are they considered distict tunes. They’re certainly very similar.
Is there a defined boundary between what are two variants of a tune and what are two distinct tunes? What’s more, does it matter? I would say that this IS a version of The Chattering Magpie, but it is different enough from the ‘standard’ version to be called by a different name. But that’s only my opinion.
To my ear this version is much simpler than the version played by Liam O’Flynn, which is a fantastic version, I don’t know how you add another version of a tune on this site, but I think Liam’s version is a far better tune.
Here’s a setting taken off a private session recording.
T: Chattering Magpie, The
A|:BGAF DGGF|G2 ge fdcA|BGAF DGBG|E/F/G AB c2 dc|
BGAF DGGF|G2 ge fdcA|BGAF DGBG|E/F/G AB c2 Bc||
dggf g2 gf|d~g3 fgaf|dggf ~g3a|bgag fdcA|
dggf g2 gf|d~g3 fgaf|d~g3 dgBg|bgag fdcA||
The Chattering Magpie
The version #3 is what I’ve been playing. Paul McGrattan and Chris Droney individually recorded almost the same versions except for a couple of phrases.