The Trip To Herve’s reel

Also known as The Trip To Hervé’s, Trip To Harvey’s, Trip To Herves, The Trip To Herves.

There are 23 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Glen Of Aherlow (a few times) and The Man Of The House (a few times).

The Trip To Herve’s has been added to 11 tune sets.

The Trip To Herve's has been added to 369 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Trip To Herve's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FAAF ABde|faaf dafd|B2dB AFDE|FEED E2DE|
FAAF ABde|f2af dafd|B(3BBBd AFEG|1 F(3FFFE DBAG:|2 F(3FFFE DEFG||
AB(3BBB d2BA|EFFE FGFE|DEFG A2DE|FGA2 FGAF|
AB(3BBB d2BA|EFFE FGFE|DEFG ABAG|FGEG FDEF|
GABc d2BA|EFFE FGFE|DEFG A2DE|FGA2 FGA2|
B2FA2EF2|DEED EFGA|B2FA2EF2|DEED EFGA||
# Added by SPeak .
X: 2
T: The Trip To Herve's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FAAF ABde|faaf dafd|B2dB AFDE|FEED E2DE|
FAAF ABde|f2af dafd|B3d AFEG|1 F3E DBAG:|2 F3E DEFG||
|:AB3 d2BA|EFFE FGFE|DEFG A2DE|FGA2 FGAF|
AB3 d2BA|EFFE FGFE|DEFG ABAG|FGEG FDEF|
GABc d2BA|EFFE FGFE|DEFG A2DE|FGA2 FGA2|
B2FA2EF2|DEED EFGA|B2FA2EF2|DEED EFGA||
|:ab3 d'2ba|effe fgfe|defg a2de|fga2 fgaf|
ab3 d'2ba|effe fgfe|defg abag|fgeg fdef|
gabc' d'2ba|effe fgfe|defg a2de|fga2 fga2|
b2fa2ef2|deed efga|b2fa2ef2|deed efga||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: The Trip To Herve's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FAAF ABde|faaf dAFA|BBdB AFDE|FEED EFDE|
FAAF ABde|faaf dafd|ABBd AFEA|1 EFFE DBAG:|2 EFFE DEFA||
A-B2c d2BA|EFFE FGFE|DEFG A2DE|FGAA FGAF|
ABBc d2BA|EFFE FGFE|DEFG ABAG|FAEG FDEF|
GABc d2BA|EFFE FGFE|DEFG A2DE|FGAA FGA2|
B2FA AEFF|DEED EFGA|BBFA AEFF|DEED EFGB||

Thirty-one comments

This is a fun tune by Michael McGoldrick.

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Lovely tune. I’m in the midst of learning it. I was told the name of it was ‘Morning Rory’ (sp?).

This tune is called Trip to Herves. The album title is "Morning Rory".

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The more I hear this tune the more I loathe it. The 1st part’s okay but the 2nd part is really annoying, particularly that syncopated bit at the end. When someone starts it up in a session I get a panic attack when and feel claustrophobic, and get the urge to suddenly leap up and rush out of the room, lashing out and roaring at the other musicians as I leave.

This tune came up in almost every session I was at in Ennis.

It has a Dow repellant installed in it. This could explain why we’ve never seen Dow in Ennis. :-D hahaha

Resist it Jack! Once you weaken your defences against this "Ennis" tune, you open yourself up to hundreds of clone tunes, all with annoying syncopated bits, and all played by young trad idols who reach proficiency in their chosen instrument at 3 years old. Don’t go there!

Annoyances

I can live with the 3-3-2 bars at the end. Its the gratutious B triplets that annoy me. I must go to one of Dow’s session sin sydney and play this. I’d put up with the B’s to see the lashing and roaring. Ever considered the Foxhunter’s jig in 2-2-2-3 Dow? That might have an even more impressive effect.

The more I hear this tune the more I enjoy it.

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Trip To Herves

This is the same tune on the ‘Upside Down’ album by Sharon Shannon, Mike McGoldrick, Jim Murray, and Dezi Donnelly. I think Mike starts with Lafferty’s then goes into this reel.

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I second Dow’s comment on this tune: "The more I hear this tune the more I loathe it. The 1st part’s okay but the 2nd part is really annoying…." I’ll never ever bother to learn this. It won’t stand the test of time, anyway.

Yes, Slainte. I think I’ll avoid Ennis, then, and head for Tokyo for tunes instead :-/

When this gets played at our session, sometimes it gets a bloody stupid coda tagged on the end of it. This involves repeating that B2FA2EF2 bit a few times and then ending melodramatically on a low D like this: DEED EFGA|D4-D4-D4-D4. Problem is, some people don’t anticipate that this coda is coming, and drop out of the tune, so the tune sort of peters out with only a couple of people rounding it off. When I hear it played like this, it rots me to the core.

As a protest against the playing of this tune, a friend of mine from Ireland rewrote the last few bars. Now that’s how we play it when it comes up in a session, and we do it regardless of whatever anyone else is doing, much to everyone else’s annoyance and my own amusement. My friend’s last few bars goes something like |BF~F2 AF~F2|DEFD EFGA|BF~F2 AF~F2|(3Bcd AF EFGE||.

Fortunately I didn’t hear this played when I joined a couple of sessions in Ennis weeks ago.

I strongly believe the composer wrote this tune just for fun and never expected a bunch of people to play it together in sessions. The first part is just fine, so the second part is all the more annoying.

By the way, it sometimes gets played in Tokyo. Sigh…. Farewell to Whalley Range is a good pentatonic tune though.

Yes. Farewell To Whalley Range is nice.

I think this tune is great, including the second part. but the syncopated bit does ruin it.

"The more I hear this tune the more I loathe it." "Its the gratutious B triplets that annoy me." "The first part is just fine, so the second part is all the more annoying." "but the syncopated bit does ruin it." Downloaded to 132 tunebooks… so far. ;-)

Only 132 tunebooks? Not worth learning.

Of course, I’m joking. I actually hear it played almost every week.

You poor lad… 8-)

Can somebody explain to me, very slowly and clearly, exactly what’s wrong with this? As for McGoldrick writing it for fun, what other excuse do you need to write a tune?

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It. is. the. trite. syncopated. bits.

Disregard my other comment, I like the whole tune now…
*looks around with a worried look*

What key?

I’m a bit confused about the sheet music you can find here. Is there any way to transpose the tunes to other keys? I would like to learn this on my low D :) And as far as I can see, its not a low D Mike is playing, right?

No problem

McGoldrick is playing the tunes using a low whistle in the key of F, rather than D. This is purely for performance. If he was playing this in a session, he’d most likely play it on flute in D. The fingering is the same in both cases, it’s only the pitch of the instrument which changes. The sheet music here is accurate.

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Forget what I just wrote

I didn’t bother checking the sheet music before complaining about it. It was the key Mike plats the tune in, rather than the sheet music itself, that confused me. I’m quite excited about learning this tune now! Though, judging from previous comments in this thread, it seems a bit trick to lern. Any piece of advice?

using scottish reel meter (2/4) with a meter change to 4/4 for 2nd part for better legibility.

X:1
T:Trip To Herve’s
C:Mike McGoldrick
D:Morning Rory
Z:Bryant Foresman, 01/15/14.
N:see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39XY0MohSOE

N:Meter change to common time for 2nd part for optimal legibility.
M:2/4
L:1/16
R:reel
K:D
FAAF ABde|faaf dafd|BBdB AFDE|FEED E2DE|
FAAF ABde|faaf dafd|ABdB AFEA|1 EFFE D4:|2EFFE d4|]
M:4/4
~B3c d2BA EFFE FGFE|DEFG A2 DEFG ~A2 FGAF|~B3c d2BA EFFE FGFE|
DEFG ABAG (3FGAEG FDEF|GABc d2BA EFFE FGFE|DEFG A2 DEFG ~A2 FG Az|
(B2 F A2 E F2) DEED EFGA|(B2 F A2 E F2) DE(3FED DBAG|]

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I didn’t expect it to embed a link to the youtube video in the code—everything surrounding the embedded video is valid abc code that you can render.

Okay, jumping in feet first…..
This is maybe the tune that made me really seriously put some work in as a whistle player and made me aim higher. In fact, the whole ‘Live at Sidmouth’ CD. But:

I think this tune is maybe the worst session tune ever, because it sounds flat in Dmaj, which is what you’ll be playing it in. You need to be a very, very good whistle player (and to carry off the tune in its normal key, the syncopations and ornaments need to be really tight - they do sound good if you nail them. If not, it’s a profoundly horrible experience for all concerned.