Source:H. Hamilton, S. Creagh, C. O’Drisceoil. "It’s No Secret"
Transcription: Gian Marco Pietrasanta (craniota)
I’m starting to feel like the tune police. This tune is clearly in G major, so those c’s should be natural, not sharped. Or have I gone barking mad?
I think you’re right, though it’s easier to play it in the flute this way. :-)
So what sound does a barking dog make in Gaelic? :o)
Well, "tathfan" means the barking of dogs, but I expect that Irish dogs go "woof woof" like other dogs do. :)
Ever heard the Worms’s song The Gaelic Song? Heow meow meow meow meow meow meow BARK meow….
Okay, you can quit yer howling.
I’ve updated the sheetmusic and soundfile so that the Cs are natural.
In the partly Irish ceili(dh) band I play with, for the Cumberland Square Eight (an English/Scottish Country Dance), we play a tune called Major McKee, which is essentially the same tune as this slide (quinte a number of Kerry slides and polkas seem to have their origins in Scotland and elsewhere). It goes like this:
ABc dcd B2e e2d|c2a a^ga f2e dcB|ABc dcd B2e e2d|1cea gfe d3 dcB:|2cea gfe d3 d2e|:
f2f fef g3-g2f|efe ede f3-f2e|ded def g2B e2d|1cea gfe d3 d2e:|21cea gfe d3 dcB||
David, I don’t think Major McKee is the same as Nicolas McAuliffe’s . For me is another and different beautiful tune.
Why don’t you submit it as a new tune?
“Nicholas McAuliffe’s” / “McAuliffe’s”
K: G Major
|: E |
D2 G GFG ABc A2 G | F2 A DEF G2 A B2 d |
DGG GFG AA/B/c A2 G | FGA DEF G3 G2 :|
|: A |
B>cB BGB c2 B A2 G | A>BA AFA B2 A BB/c/d |
DGF G2 D ABc A2 G | F2 A D2 F G3 g2 :|
“Nicholas McAuliffe’s” / “McAuliffe’s” / “Nicky McAuliffe’s”
T: Nicholas McAuliffe’s
K: G Major
|: GFE |
D2 G GFG ABc A2 G | FGA DEF G2 A Bcd |
DGF G2 G AA/B/c A2 G | F/G/AF DEF G3 :|
|: G2 A |
B/c/BB BGB c2 B c2 B | A^GA ABA =G/A/BA GFE |
DGF G2 G ABc A2 G | FAF DEF G3 :|