Name That Tune

Name That Tune

I’ve just added a tune that one of our players here in Austin plays a lot. She got it in Ireland, and has no name for it. My ABC searches come up empty, here an on abcnotation.com. I’ve even tried in different keys! Anybody got an idea what it might be?

https://thesession.org/tunes/16328

Re: Name That Tune

Sounds like a variant of Elsie Marley.

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Thanks Jerry—that’s definitely the closest yet! The descending line in 6ths is a strong match. But the mode is different (mix) and the B section is pretty different. I’ll hold out hope there’s a closer cousin. Anybody else got ideas?

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First I thought of it as a distant cousin of King of the Pipers. The C part of this version isn’t too far from the B part of your tune - assuming we play it in D.
http://www.norbeck.nu/abc/display.asp?rhythm=jig&ref=240
https://thesession.org/tunes/31

The more I went through it in my head, the more it sounded like something I learned in the mid-nineties. Finally I got it:
Light and Airy - https://thesession.org/tunes/3563 (similar enough, don’t you think?)

I’m pretty sure that I learned it under this name, but where? I haven’t heard any of the albums listed in the discography. It feels like a tune I got from a book.

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Ding ding ding! That’s it! A thousand thanks Jeff. I’ll remove the Gan Ainm and add it as a setting on this tune. Thanks!

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Now I know where I learned it! It’s the first tune in a brilliant set with the band Patrick Street. The album is called All in Good Time, which is also the second tune in the set (see below).

Light & Airy - https://thesession.org/tunes/2907 (#2 is pretty close to what they play, BTW it has three parts)
All In Good Time - https://thesession.org/tunes/3986