Neilidh O’Boyle’s strathspey

Also known as Jimmy Lyons’, Jimmy Lyons’ Highland, Jimmy Lyons’ Highland Fling, Neilidh O’Boyle’s Highland, Rosses Highland, The Rosses Highland Fling, The Rosses Highland, Rosses Highlands, The Rosses Highlands, Stumpie.

There are 19 recordings of a tune by this name.

Neilidh O'Boyle's has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Neilidh O'Boyle's
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B/c/d dB efge|de(3dcB A2A2|B/c/d dB efge|dBAc B<GG2:|
(3Bcd gb (3agf ~g2|(3Bcd gb a2 a2|(3Bcd gb (3agf ge|dBAc B<GG2|
(3Bcd gb (3agf ~g2|(3Bcd gb a2 ga|aggf gage|dBAc B<GG2||
ABC
X: 2
T: Neilidh O'Boyle's
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B<dd>B e>fg>e|d>e (3dcB A2 A2|B<dd>B e>fg>e|d>BA>c B<G G2:|
B>dg>b (3agf g>d|B>dg>b a2 a2|B>dg>b (3agf g>e|d>BA>c B<GG2|
B>dg>b (3agf g>d|B>dg>b a2 g>a|(3bag (3agf g>ag>e|d>BA>c B<GG2|]
ABC
X: 3
T: Neilidh O'Boyle's
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B<dd>f e>fg>e|d>e (3dcB A2 A>c|B<dd>f e>fg>e|d>BA>c B<GG>c:|
B>dg>b (3agf g2|B>dg>b a<A A>c|B>dg>b (3agf g>e|d>BA>c B<GG>c|
B>dg>b (3agf g2|B>dg>b a2 g>a|b>ga>f g>ag>e|d>BA>c B<GG>c||
ABC

Nine comments

Tune requested bu tufbo

Source: Altan "Harvest Storm"
Transcription: g.m.p.

This is the first tune of a three higlands set recorded by Altan under the collective name "The Rosses Highlands".

Altan Set

Does anybody know how the other two tunes of the Altan set are called? I like this set a lot and would love to play it.

And possibly 2nd…

http://www.thesession.org/tunes/96
The "abcs" to the 2nd tune may be in the "Comments". Before anyone else tells you this, if you have the recording, you’d do far better learning the tunes by ear. Takes longer, but more worthwhile in the long run. Good luck.

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Learning by listening

Thanks a lot for the information on the 2nd and 3rd tune. Indeed I had learnt to play some parts of them by listening, but couldn’t finger out some others, so thanks indeed! Also, I always like to read the comments and know as much as possible about the tunes, I find it makes them even more enjoyable.

Here’s Scottish Band Dòchas’s version:

K: Gmaj
|:B<dd>B e>fg>e|d>e (3dcB A2 A2|B<dd>B e>fg>e|d>BA>c B<G G2:|
B>dg>b (3agf g>d|B>dg>b a2 a2|B>dg>b (3agf g>e|d>BA>c B<GG2|
B>dg>b (3agf g>d|B>dg>b a2 g>a|(3bag (3agf g>ag>e|d>BA>c B<GG2|]

Donegal fiddler Neilidh O’Boyle is cited as the source.