The Lisnagun jig

Also known as Brendan Ring’s, Lisagun, The Lisagun, Lisnagan, Lisnagun, Lissagan, Lissagun, The Lissagun, Mad Piper.

There are 29 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Lisnagun has been added to 135 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

X: 1
T: The Lisnagun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
cAG ~c3|deg ~e3|deg edc|dcA cAG|
cAG ~c3|deg ~e3|deg edc|1 dcA c3:|2 dcA cde||
~g3 edc|deg ~e3|deg edc|dcA cAG|
~g3 edc|deg e2c|deg edc|dcA cde|
~g3 age|deg ~e3|deg edc|dcA cAG|
cAG ~c3|deg ~e3|deg edc|dcA c3||
ABC
X: 2
T: The Lisnagun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
AFE ~A3 | Bce c3 | Bce cBA | BAF AFE |
AFE ~A3 | Bce c3 | Bce cBA|1 BAF A3 :|2 BAF ABd ||
|: e2 d cBA | Bce cBA | ece cBA | BAF AFE |
~e3 cBA | Bce cBA | ece cBA | BAF A3 |
~e3 cBA | Bce cBA | ece cBA | BAF AFE |
AFE ~A3 | Bce c3 | Bce cBA | BAF A3 |] *
cAG ~c3 | cdg ~e3 | cdg edc | dcA cAG | cAG ~c3 | cdg ~e3 | cdg edc | dcA ~c3 :|
~g3 age | deg ~e3 | deg edc | dcA cAG | ~g3 age | deg ~e3 | deg edc | dcA ~c3|
~g3 age | deg ~e3 | deg edc | dcA cAG | cAG ~c3 | cdg ~e3 | cdg edc | dcA ~c3 ||
ABC
X: 3
T: The Lisnagun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GED GFG | ABd B3 | ABd BAG | AGE GED |
GED GFG | ABd B3 | ABd BAG | AGE G3 :|
|: ded BAG | ABd B3 | ABd BAG | AGE GED |
[1 ded BAG | ABd B3 | ABd BAG | AGE G3 :|
[2 GED GFG | ABd B3 | ABd BAG | AGE G3 |]
ABC
X: 4
T: The Lisnagun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
AFE A3 | Bce c3 | Bce cBA | BAF AFE |
AFE A3 | Bce c3 | Bce cBA|1 BAF A3 :|2 BAF ABe ||
|: e2 c cBA | Bce c3 | Bce cBA | BAF AFE |
e2 c cBA | Bce c3 | Bce cBA | BAF A3 |
e2 c cBA | Bce c3 | Bce cBA | BAF AFE |
AFE A3 | Bce c3 | Bce Bce | Bce Bce | A3 |
# Added by Tom.M .
ABC
X: 5
T: The Lisnagun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
AFE ~A3 | Bce c2a | Bce cBA | BAF AFE |
AFE ~A3 | Bce c2a | Bce cBA|1 BAF A2E :|2 BAF A (3Bcd |]
e2 c cBA | Bce c2a | Bce cBA | BAF AFE |
e2 c cBA | Bce c2a | Bce cBA | BAF A2d |
e2 c cBA | Bce c2a | Bce cBA | BAF AFE |
AFE ~A3 | Bce c2a | B (3Bcd B (3Bcd | B (3Bcd .B2 z |]
ABC
X: 6
T: The Lisnagun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GED G3 | ABd B3 | ABd BAG | AGE GED |
GED G3 | ABd B3 | ABd BAG | AGF G3 :|
|: d3 BAG | ABd B3 | ABd BAG | AGE GED |
d3 BAG | ABd B3 | ABd BAG | AGF G3 :|
# Added by JACKB .
ABC
X: 7
T: The Lisnagun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: AFE A3 | Bce c3 | Bce cBA | BAF AFE |
AFE A3 | Bce c3 | Bce cBA | BAG A3 :|
|: e3 cBA | Bce c3 | Bce cBA | BAF AFE |
e3 cBA | Bce c3 | Bce cBA | BAG A3 :|
# Added by JACKB .
ABC
X: 8
T: The Lisnagun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dBA d3 | efa f3 | efa fed | edB dBA |
dBA d3 | efa f3 | efa fed|1 edB d3 :|2 edB dea ||
|: a2 f fed | efa f3 | efa fed | edB dBA |
a2 f fed | efa f3 | efa fed | edB d3 |
a2 f fed | efa f3 | efa fed | edB dBA |
dBA d3 | efa f3 | efa efa | efa efa | d3 |
ABC

Twelve comments

Lisnagun Jig

By Brendan Ring. I transcribed this off Trouble In The Kitchen’s EP "Down The Broom" and wrote in a couple of the variations they do. If you’re like me and you like your trad albums to sound trad, you need to buy their music now (check out their album "When The World Was Wide"), and watch this space because they’re making noises about touring Europe in the not too distant future.

I like this tune because it has a cheerful melody even though it has such a simple structure - not flashy but not boring. I will get their CD; i have only ever heard the guys playing on a SBS video recording some years ago.
Any idea what sort of a gun is a ‘lisna’. Is it the sort of gun you point at people when you want them to listen. -☺- Ouch

Tony O’Rourke told me it’s pronuounced something like LISH-na-gween…
Don’t know what it means though.

Lios means a ringfort .
Con is related to the Irish word for hound ; Cúchullain is Cullen’s Hound. It shares a common root with the word canine.

Liosnagun, then, is an anglicisation of Lios na gCon or "Fort of the Hound"

Mad Piper?

I think this is the same tune as the Mad Piper - except the Mad Piper is paid in G or Emin

“Lisagun” ~ duplication

Key signature: A Major
Submitted on November 3rd 2006 by gian marco.
~ /tunes/6316

X: 1
T: Lisagun, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: A Major
AFE ~A3 | Bce c3 | Bce cBA | BAF AFE |
AFE ~A3 | Bce c3 | Bce cBA|1 BAF A3 :|2 BAF ABd ||
|: e2 d cBA | Bce cBA | ece cBA | BAF AFE |
~e3 cBA | Bce cBA | ece cBA | BAF A3 |
~e3 cBA | Bce cBA | ece cBA | BAF AFE |
AFE ~A3 | Bce c3 | Bce cBA | BAF A3 |] *

*gm gave the B-part as repeating ~ :|

The Lisagun (jig)
Source: "With Every Breath by John Wynne"
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

# Posted on November 3rd 2006 by gian marco

LISNAGUN ~ I think this is the correct spelling and here’s the info courtesy of Fiddler’s Companion. Great tune as well Gian ~

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/LIAM_LITE.htm

LISNAGUN JIG, THE. AKA – “Lisnagan Jig.” Irish, Jig. C Major. Standard. AAB. Composed by Brendan Ring. Green Linnet SIF 3112, Nomos – “I Won’t Be Afraid Anymore.”

X:1
T:The Lisnagan Jig
L:1/8
M:6/8
Z:Bernard Chenery
K:C
cAG ~c3 | cdg ~e3 | cdg edc | dcA cAG | cAG ~c3 | cdg ~e3 | cdg edc | dcA ~c3 :|
~g3 age | deg ~e3 | deg edc | dcA cAG | ~g3 age | deg ~e3 | deg edc | dcA ~c3|
~g3 age | deg ~e3 | deg edc | dcA cAG | cAG ~c3 | cdg ~e3 | cdg edc | dcA ~c3 ||

# Posted on November 3rd 2006 by Donough

Donough, you may be thinking of the Brendan Ring recording, Troublesome Things. Mr. Ring likes the tune so much, he records it twice on the sam CD! The first track is a medley of three tunes on whistle, closing out with the Lisnagun (Tyrell’s Pass and the Coolinarne Jig are the others). Later he pairs it with Brian O’Linn on pipes.

# Posted on November 3rd 2006 by CelticHeartbeat

Donough, Trouble In The Kitchen recorded it, and I assume you have their album, so maybe it’s that.

# Posted on November 3rd 2006 by Dow

You can hear this tune deftly executed on fiddle by out own ‘pitnekit’ (Marco Fonseca) on The MIghty Craic Online. He also plays it as a reel.

# Posted on November 3rd 2006 by NameChangesRConfusing

I learned this tune from Brendan Bulger’s self-titled album, played in a set with Knocknagow. Great tune.

# Posted on November 6th 2006 by wordnerd129

“Lisnagun” ~ in triplicate ~ rescued

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on September 29th 2007 by PaddyCmusic.
~ /tunes/7794

X: 4
T: The Lisnagun Jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|: GED GFG | ABd B3 | ABd BAG | AGE GED |
GED GFG | ABd B3 | ABd BAG | AGE G3 :|
|: ded BAG | ABd B3 | ABd BAG | AGE GED |
[1 ded BAG | ABd B3 | ABd BAG | AGE G3 :|
[2 GED GFG | ABd B3 | ABd BAG | AGE G3 |]

From Adam Smith ~ My brother got this from his accordion teacher, Adam Smith in Monkstown, Dublin yesterday. There was no name for it. It reminds me a little of Anthony Frawley’s.

# Posted on September 29th 2007 by PaddyCmusic

love this tune on Tabache "Are You Willing?". They call the set - "Jig of Brown Ale"

Posted by .

A bit of a different (simpler) version to the ones about, this is how I learned it:

X: 1
T: Lisagun, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: A Major
AFE A3 | Bce c3 | Bce cBA | BAF AFE |
AFE A3 | Bce c3 | Bce cBA|1 BAF A3 :|2 BAF ABe ||
|: e2 c cBA | Bce c3 | Bce cBA | BAF AFE |
e2 c cBA | Bce c3 | Bce cBA | BAF A3 |
e2 c cBA | Bce c3 | Bce cBA | BAF AFE |
AFE A3 | Bce c3 | Bce Bce | Bce Bce | A3 |


Apologies if there are any terrible mistakes there, I’m not great at the ABC thing!

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above*, rather

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Our variation on Lisnagun

This is the setting we play - used as a center tune in a 3 tune set.

Brendan Ring Version

I think he plays this tune with a F Whistle… in the key of Bbmajor.