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? 🙂
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:
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 :|
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