Flying To The Fleadh slip jig

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Flying To The Fleadh
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
Bc|:~d3 Bcd cBA|~B3 c2d e2g|~f3 efg fed|~e3 a2e dce|
~d3 B2d cBA|~B3 c2d e2g|~f3 efg fed|1 ede a2e dBc:|2 ~e3 a2e d2e||
|:~f3 efa fed|~e3 a2e dcA|~B3 c2d e2g|~f3 c2A cde|
~f3 efa fed|~e3 a2e dcA|B2d c2e d2f|1 edc aec d2e:|2 edc aec B2c||
|:~d3 ~c3 dcB|~c3 ~B3 cde|~d3 ~c3 def|edc aec B2c|
~d3 ~c3 dcB|~c3 ~B3 cBA|B2d c2e def|edc aec B2c:|
ABC
X: 2
T: Flying To The Fleadh
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:~f3 efa fed|~e3 a2e dcA|~B3 c2d e2g|~f3 c2A cde|
~f3 efa fed|~e3 a2e dcA|BFd cFe dGf|1 edc aec d2e:|2 edc aec B2c||
|:~d c3 dcB|~c B3 cde|~d c3 def|edc aec B2c|
~d c3 dcB|~c B3 cBA|BFd cFe def|edc aec B2c:|
ABC
X: 3
T: Flying To The Fleadh
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:~f3 efa fed|~e3 a2e dcA|~B3 c2d e2g|~f3 c2A cde|
~f3 efa fed|~e3 a2e dcA|BFd cFe dGf|1 edc aec d2e:|2 edc aec B2c||
|:~d3 c3 dcB|~c3 B3 cde|~d3 c3 def|edc aec B2c|
~d3 c3 dcB|~c3 B3 cBA|BFd cFe def|edc aec B2c:|
ABC
X: 4
T: Flying To The Fleadh
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
ded Bcd cBA|~B3 c2d efg|~f3 efg fed|~e3 aed cde|ded Bcd cBA|
~B3 c2d efg|~f3 efg fed|1 edc aec B2c:|2 edc aec d2e||
|:~f3 efa fed|~e3 aed cBA|~B3 c2d efg|~f3 cAF Ace|~f3 efa fed|
~e3 aed cBA|B2d c2e d2f|1 edc aec d2e:|2 edc aec B2c||
|:dFF cFF dcB|cEE BEE cde|dFF cFF def|edc aec B2c|dFF cFF dcB|
cEE BEE cBA|B2d c2e d2f|edc aec B2c:|
ABC
X: 5
T: Flying To The Fleadh
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
ded Bcd cBA|B3 cAd efg|f3 efg fed|e3 aed cde|
ded Bcd cBA|B3 cAd efg|f3 efg fed|1 edc aec B2c:|2 edc aec d2e||
|:f3 efa fed|e3 aed cBA|B3 cAd efg|f3 cAF Ace|
f3 efa fed|e3 aed cBA|BFd cAe dAf|1 edc aec d2e:|2 edc aec B2c||
|:dFF cFF dcB|cEE BEE cde|dFF cFF def|edc aec B2c|
dFF cFF dcB|cEE BEE cBA|BFd cAe dAf|edc aec B2c:||
# Added by JACKB .
ABC
X: 6
T: Flying To The Fleadh
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
~d3 Bcd cBA | ~B3 cFd efg | ~f3 efg fed | ~e3 aed cde |
ded Bcd cBA | ~B3 cFd efg | ~f3 efg fed |1 edc aec ~B3 :|2 edc aec d2e ||
|: fdA dfa fed | ~e3 aed cBA | ~B3 cFd efg | ~f3 cAF Ace |
fdA dfa fed | ~e3 aed cBA | BFd cFe dGf |1 edc aec d2e :|2 edc aec B2c ||
|: dFF cFF dcB | cEE BEE cde | dFF cFF def | edc aec B2c |
dFF cFF dcB | cEE BEE cBA | BFd cFe dGf | edc aec ~B3 ||
ABC

Six comments

Flying to the Fleadh

I love this slip jig. I heard Grainne Hambly play it at a festival last summer. I transposed it from a session tape I made of a friend in Cincinnati.

According to Grainne’s liner notes for her Between the Showers CD - This slip jig is one of the compositions of uilleann piper Patrick Davey, from Belfast. It was composed in August 1995, on the occasion of the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil held in Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Variation for B & C parts ….

As suggested by a friend. Note the turns in the 7th bar of each part.

|:~f3 efa fed|~e3 a2e dcA|~B3 c2d e2g|~f3 c2A cde|
~f3 efa fed|~e3 a2e dcA|BFd cFe dGf|1 edc aec d2e:|2 edc aec B2c||
|:~d c3 dcB|~c B3 cde|~d c3 def|edc aec B2c|
~d c3 dcB|~c B3 cBA|BFd cFe def|edc aec B2c:|

Correction to variation. Dropped a few beats. Sorry

|:~f3 efa fed|~e3 a2e dcA|~B3 c2d e2g|~f3 c2A cde|
~f3 efa fed|~e3 a2e dcA|BFd cFe dGf|1 edc aec d2e:|2 edc aec B2c||
|:~d3 c3 dcB|~c3 B3 cde|~d3 c3 def|edc aec B2c|
~d3 c3 dcB|~c3 B3 cBA|BFd cFe def|edc aec B2c:|

A lovely, lovely tune. I learned it a few years ago from my harp teacher Kathy DeAngelo who learned it from Grainne Hambly.

I found it very difficult at first and dropped it from my repetoire for a long time. I have since re-learned it and am very glad I put all that time into it the first time around.

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Closest to Grainne Hambly’s version

ded Bcd cBA|~B3 c2d efg|~f3 efg fed|~e3 aed cde|ded Bcd cBA|
~B3 c2d efg|~f3 efg fed|1 edc aec B2c:|2 edc aec d2e||
|:~f3 efa fed|~e3 aed cBA|~B3 c2d efg|~f3 cAF Ace|~f3 efa fed|
~e3 aed cBA|B2d c2e d2f|1 edc aec d2e:|2 edc aec B2c||
|:dFF cFF dcB|cEE BEE cde|dFF cFF def|edc aec B2c|dFF cFF dcB|
cEE BEE cBA|B2d c2e d2f|edc aec B2c:|

harp version

I learned this version last summer from New Hampshire harper Fiona Graham, who is a student of Grainne’s. Lots of arpeggios. I particularly like the ~B3 cFd efg phrase in both the A and B parts as well as the BFd cFe dGf phrase in the B and C parts. This tune took quite a while to get under my fingers.