This tune was posted last year in G major under Gan Ainm.
The setting slainte gives is interestingly different from the way I learned it. My version is closer to how Dervish plays it on their cd Harmony Hill:
T:Whinny Hills of Leitrim
D:Dervish: Harmony Hill
|:FAA FAB AFD|FAA FAB d2 A|FAA FAB AFD|
|1 ~f3 edc B2 A:|2 ~f3 edc B2 e||
|:~f3 efe d2 e|~f3 def gfe|~f3 efe d2 A|
|1 BAF DFA B2 e:|2 BAF DFA B2 A||
I came across almost the same version in Seamus Eagan’s "When Juniper Sleeps" and later found Grey Larsen’s setting is also similar to it. I’ve never heard the tune played in a real session, so I thought this version is more popular.
“The Blackhaired Girl on the Whinney/Whinny Hills” ~ a family affair
Key signature: G Major then D Major
Submitted on November 16th 2001 by jomac.
Key signature ~ just the one ~ D Major
Submitted on December 2nd 2001 by keko.
Submitted on April 7th 2003 by Bannerman.
Submitted on September 9th 2004 by Bill Reeder.
Recorded in 1928
T: Leitrim Town
T: From the playing of John McKenna
R: slip jig
FAA FAB AFD|FAA ded B2z|FAA FAB AFD|efd edc B2z:|
~f3 efe ded|~f3 def gzb|afd gfe dBA|BAF EFA B2z:|
The pauses are where McKenna took a breath from his flute playing, of course. Minor variants occur in the fourth bar: efe edc, or efe ecA. I have a recording of Harry Bradley playing this setting, no surprise there. Not sure where the recording is from.
Akin to The Barony: https://thesession.org/tunes/520
What whinney hills?
Can anybody tell me what this title refers to?
"Whinny" = full of ‘whins’ = gorse.
The Whinny Hills Of Leitrim, X:4
This setting is a bit closer to the version Matt Molloy plays on Heathery Breeze.
The Whinny Hills Of Leitrim, X:5
Version I got from my teacher Tiarán Ó Duinnchinn in the Armagh Pipers Club