Question regarding a tune named The Druid’s Mountain

Question regarding a tune named The Druid’s Mountain

Today I was strolling through the tunes and found this piece: https://thesession.org/tunes/8419#comment807880

Now I wonder, ain’t this tune called The Druid’s Mountain? I bumped into this name looking at the video added.

Anyways, I loved the sound of this jig but I only have a tin whistle in D (because I am still a starter ^^). Now my question, next to the real name of it, is anyone able to add a tune score suitable to play on a tin whistle in D. Myself I am new to playing tin whistle and Irish music and I have zero experience with writing ABC or reading from that alone (I need them dots :P). I would love to learn this tune if its possible 🙂

Thanks in advance!

p.s. I didn’t want to hijack the tune post with this perhaps silly question :P

Re: Question regarding a tune named The Druid’s Mountain

B minor sits perfectly on D whistles.

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Not the notes on 4th and last bar :/. I can’t go higher than second octave D. Which means the 1st note showing on tune is highest I can go.

Re: Question regarding a tune named The Druid’s Mountain

The first note in the tune is a b, not a d. And the tune fits perfectly well on a d whistle. Maybe find a fingering chart or something?

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And you don’t have to read the ABC Code. Click on the link Sheet Music below the ABC and then you have the dots.

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I’m quite sure that it’s played in Am/with Am fingerings (but on an Eb flute), which means that it doesn’t go as high.

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I am totally lost now.

That second octave D indeed had to be a B. I have a fingering sheet that I got with my whistle (Generation Flageolette), but this doesn’t go any higher than a 2nd octave B and lower than a 1st octave D (I am lucky if I even get that B out of it but that aside).

What Am says no clue, I am new so this doesn’t say me anything. If I look at them dots I see notes that I cannot play according my chart for my whistle. Thats why I always looked for other versions in tunes that was in the range I could play.

So atm I still see a tune I cannot play :/

Re: Question regarding a tune named The Druid’s Mountain

The version on the Deanta album isn’t playable on a D whistle.

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I guess DrSilverSpear’s comment says it all ^^.

Btw it didn’t need to be the exact Deanta version, I just liked the sound of this jig (melody/rrhytm or how its called) 🙂

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Actually, this tune… I checked the producers page of Deanta and found the following:

The Druid’s Mountain = The Druid’s Spell / The Misty Mountain

Is The Misty Mountain this tune and is it the ending of the Deanta version? https://thesession.org/tunes/256

And if thats the case (listening at it sounds similar in my ears but I am not 100% certain), does anyone have any tune info on The Druid’s Spell supposing the 1st link added (https://thesession.org/tunes/8419#setting29598) was The Druid’s Mountain. Or is it only the 1st part of the Deanta tune written out there in that tune topic (meaning this won’t exactly help me either lol)?

Re: Question regarding a tune named The Druid’s Mountain

If there’s still any confusion:
Druid’s Spell - https://thesession.org/tunes/8419#setting29598 (Am)
Misty Mountain - https://thesession.org/tunes/12184 (D)

https://thesession.org/recordings/789

Original compositions by Clódagh Warnock (fiddler in the band). The keys above are the fingerings they use, but on instruments pitched/retuned a semitone higher, but they’re still playing in Am and D, so to speak.

Re: Question regarding a tune named The Druid’s Mountain

Ok clearer, Misty Mountains I can play on my whistle, so I just need to find a way to transpose Druid’s spell to D (concert pitch) as happened for Misty Mountains. No clue how to do so but lol.

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If you play it in Am, it IS the concert pitch.

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hmmm how I play that note above 2nd octave B then on a D whistle? It’s nowhere in my fingering chart..

Re: Question regarding a tune named The Druid’s Mountain

You just finger the notes the exact same way you would in either of the other octaves. Just blow harder. I have to warn you however it’s pretty shrill without proper breath control.

Edit: for the D lift the Top finger and blow with a lot of force. For the C lift all of your fingers off or cross finger depending if you want a c nat and blow with a lot of force.

Re: Question regarding a tune named The Druid’s Mountain

Thanks! Question being fully answered 🙂

Re: Question regarding a tune named The Druid’s Mountain

Not a problem. 🙂