T: The King Of Meenasillagh
|: dBAG |\
FGEF D2 EF | GEFD EDEG | FGEF D3 g | fdec :|
fddc dfaf | eAA/B/A cdeg | fddc dfaf | eABc dcde |
fddc dfaf | eAA/B/A cdeg | fdfa gfed | cABc |]
Also known as Rí Mhín Na Saileach.
There is 1 recording of this tune.
The King Of Meenasillagh has been added to 13 tunebooks.
This is from the playing of James Byrne, giving the lead-in as he has taken it, but on the following YouTube he starts with the first bar ~ |: FGEF D2 EF | ~
James Byrne 1988 - Two Reel from Donegal -
first tune of the set: "Rí Mín na Sailleach" ("The King of Meenasillagh") / "The Curly Haired Boy"
Seeing as there is some confusion as to what tune is really "The King of Meenasillagh", here is a rough-and-ready ABC of it. I originally learned it from "The Brass Fiddle". Of course, the flute can’t recreate all the great droning effects. That video of James Byrne from 1988 is marvellous stuff.
T: King of Meenasillagh, The
T: Rí Mhín Na Saileach
FGEF D2 EF | GEFD EDEG | FGEF D2 Dg | fdec dBAG |
FGEF D2 EF | GEFD EDEG | FGEF ~D3 g |fdec dBAg ||
fddc dfaf | eAAE Aceg | fddc dfaf | eABc dcdg |
fddc dfaf | eAAE Aceg | fdfa gfed | cABc d2 d |]
# Posted on August 28th 2010 by LongNote
Sorry, I forgot to correct a mistake in that transcript ~ the repeat. However, LongNote did have repeats shown for both parts, though this is a single reel, 16 bars, as I know it and have heard it…
Beautiful tune! Another recording of Byrne playing the tune is on Cairdeas na bhFidileiri at http://www.cairdeasnabhfidileiri.com/meen-jamesbyrne.htm