Scatter The Mud jig

Also known as Doran’s Fancy, Frehan’s, Jack Walsh’s, The Maid Of Tramore, Maids Of Tramore, The Maids Of Tramore, Neil Killeen’s, Noon Day Feast, The Noon Day Feast, Noonday Feast, Rambles With Rory, Scattering The Mud, Spatter The Mud.

There are 74 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Arthur Darley’s (a few times), Delia Keane’s (a few times), Elzic’s Farewell (a few times), Jerry’s Beaver Hat (a few times).

Scatter The Mud has been added to 421 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Scatter The Mud
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
Bd|:eAA BAG|EAA ABd|eAA BAB|d2A Bcd|
eAA BAG|~E3 AGE|GAB dge|dBA ABd:|
eaa g2e|dBG GBd|eaa g2e|dBG ABd|
eaa g2e dBG AGE|GAB dge|dBA ABd|
eaa g2e|dBG GBd|eaa fga|bag a2b-|
b^ab g2e|dBG AGE|GAB dge|dBA ABd||
# Added by seara .
ABC
X: 2
T: Scatter The Mud
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
Bd|eAA BAG|EAA ABd|eAA BAB|dBG GBd|
eAA BAG|EAA AGE|GAB d2e|1dBA A:|2dBA A3|:
aba g2e|dBG AGE|aba g2e|dBd g3|
aba g2e|dBG AGE|GAB d2e|dBA A3:|
ABC
X: 3
T: Scatter The Mud
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
eAA B2A|eAA ABd|eAA BAB|dBG GBd|
eAA B2A|eAA AGE|GAB dge|dBA A3:|
eaa egg|dBA ABd|eaa egg|dBG GBd|
eaf g2e|dBA AGE|GAB dge|dBA ABd:|
ABC
X: 4
T: Scatter The Mud
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
ecA B2 a|ecA BGE|ecA B2 A|dBG GBd|
ecA B2 a|ecA BGE|EGB dge|[1dBG A3:||[2dBG A2 d||
eaa egg|dBA ABd|eaa egg|dBG GBd|
e2 f g2 e|dBA AGE|EGB dge|[1dBG A2 d:||[2dBG A3||
ABC
X: 5
T: Scatter The Mud
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
Bd|eAA BAG|EAA ABd|eAA BAB|dBG GB/c/d|
eAA BAG|EAA AGE|GAB d2e|dBG A:|
ce|~a3 g2e|dBG AGE|~a3 g2e|dBd ~g3|
~a3 g2e|dBG AGE| GAB d2e|dBG A:|
ABC

Sixteen comments

Scatter the mud

another version from the album
Jack and Charlie Coen _The Branch Line

Bd|eAA BAG|EAA ABd|eAA BAB|dBG GBd|
eAA BAG|EAA AGE|GAB d2e|1dBA A:|2dBA A3|:
aba g2e|dBG AGE|aba g2e|dBd g3|
aba g2e|dBG AGE|GAB d2e|dBA A3:|

Scatter the Mud

I’ve been feeling this jig is too repetitive and boring to play, but I got in trance with it this afternoon. The version I picked up from Kevin Burke’s playing is:

eAA B2A|eAA ABd|eAA BAB|dBG GBd|
eAA B2A|eAA AGE|GAB dge|dBA A3:|
eaa egg|dBA ABd|eaa egg|dBG GBd|
eaf g2e|dBA AGE|GAB dge|dBA ABd:|

Eileen Ivers plays the similar one.

Emerald Rose version

Here’s how Emerald Rose plays it. Quite different, but nice.

ecA B2 a|ecA BGE|ecA B2 A|dBG GBd|
ecA B2 a|ecA BGE|EGB dge|[1dBG A3:||[2dBG A2 d||
eaa egg|dBA ABd|eaa egg|dBG GBd|
e2 f g2 e|dBA AGE|EGB dge|[1dBG A2 d:||[2dBG A3||

Re: Emerald Rose version

Somewhat similar to Kevin Burke’s version. Especially the second part.

oops. First and fifth should be |ecA B2 A|

Scatter the Mud question

I was listening to this (it’s amazing):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YVfKKCsF7k


and was wondering if anybody knew where there was sheet music for this version fo scatter the mud which has many more parts than the standard A minor 2 part one I hear at sessions. Does this tune in multi-part form have other names perhaps?

Re: Scatter the Mud question

Well IMHO it is ‘scatter the mud’ with a good few variations and a little playing about with the timing. I can’t really hear a separate third part.
I really like his playing and the reel which sounds to be ‘new mown meadows’ as stated on the site is a lovely session tune.

Re: Scatter the Mud question

Sounds like the regular two part Scatter the Mud to me.

Just learned this one today from banjo legend Brian McGrath. Great, simple tune.

I edited the tune to show ‘Scatter The Mud’ as the primary name for this tune. If this bothers anyone apparently it can be changed back just as easily.