This is an old Northumbrian jig (from the Lockey Manuscripts, if that means anything to anyone) - and one of my favourite tunes from that part of the world. I got it form Kathryn Tickell’s album "On Kielder Side". On the Northumbrian pipes, which are usually pitched in F, it would be played in G-dorian, but I have transposed it up a tone to make it sit better on "Irish" instruments. It works well in its original key on fiddle/mandolin, though.
Bari tune, like
I’ve got that album and this is one of the nicest tunes on it. I think it works nicely at a faster pace also, so that it becomes like a slide.
Apparently this is from the Lockey collection manuscript compiled by William Hall Lister and Robert Lister of East Boldon. The actual handwritten version is as follows (corrections have been made so that the repeat bars link back properly):