Nicholas McAuliffe’s slide

Also known as Major McKee, McAuliffe’s, Nick McAuliffe’s, Nicky McAuliffe’s.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Nicholas McAuliffe’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Nicholas McAuliffe's has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Nicholas McAuliffe's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
E|D2G GFG ABc A2G|FGA DEF G2A Bcd|
D2G GFG ABc A2G|FGA DEF G3 G2:|
|:A|B2B BGB c3 c2B|ABA ABA G2A Bcd|
D2G GFG ABc A2G|FGA DEF G3 G2:|
X: 2
T: Nicholas McAuliffe's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
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||

Twelve comments

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?

Posted .

Ruf! ruf!

G

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)

Posted .

Well, "tathfan" means the barking of dogs, but I expect that Irish dogs go "woof woof" like other dogs do. :)

P.s.

Ever heard the Worms’s song The Gaelic Song? Heow meow meow meow meow meow meow BARK meow….

Fixed

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:

K:D
M:12/8
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||

Major McKee

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”

X: 1134
T: Nicholas McAuliffe’s
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
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 :|