The Castleblaney Piper jig

Also known as The Castleblayney Piper.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Castleblaney Piper appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Castleblaney Piper has been added to 1 tune set.

The Castleblaney Piper has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Castleblaney Piper
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FDF ABc|dfd AGF|GBG EFG|~F3 GFE|
FDF AFA|ded cde|~f3 gec|1 edc dAG:|2 edc d2e||
fed gfe|fdB AGF|~G3 FGA|BGE E2e|
f2a gfe|fed cde|~f3 gec|edc d2e|
fed gfe|fdB AGF|GBG EFG|~F3 GFE|
~F3 ~A3|~d3 cde|faf gec|edc dAG||
2
X: 2
T: The Castleblaney Piper
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AG|FDF ABc|dfd AGF|GBG EFG|FDF GFE|
FDF ABc|dfd cde|faf ged|edc d3:||
e|fed gfe|fed cAF|GBG FGA|BGE E3|
f2d g2e|fed cde|faf gec|edc d2e|
fed gfe|fed cAF|GBG FGA|BGE EFG|
FDF ABc|dfd cde|faf gec|edc d3||

Three comments

The Castleblaney Piper

A simple jig composed by Ed Reavy. The title of the tune has been attached to a wrong tune for years on this website, but this is the right one.

A bit of research shows that Castleblaney or Castleblayney is a town in Co. Monaghan, where Reavy’s mother used to live.

The version #1 is almost based on Sligo whistle player Carmel Gunning’s version. Hope a few other versions will be transcribed from other sources.

Castle Blayney was the seat of the Irish branch of the Blayney (Blaenau) family from Montgomeryshire, Mid Wales. There are still quite a few Blayneys in this area if Wales.

The Castleblaney Piper, X:2

Version learned in a workshop given by Seán Mc Elwain in November 2015.