There are a number of very different settings for this tune posted on the net (@ Norbeck’s, Richard Moon’s, and also "Helgas" http://www27.tok2.com/home/kyrie/helga_tunes/contents.html) In some cases it is listed by its alternative title: "The Creel Of Perches". "Creel" makes more sense to me since that is (I think) a basket for fish; a crib tends to be used for grain and stuff.
I’ve chosen to transcribe as accurately as I can the version played frequently at my local session. I associate this tune with bb and Benno the flautist (thanks for the tune). People seem to do different things with the first bar - one version being:
and another possibility is:
Oh by the way, bars 3 & 4 usually surface on the flute as:
|G2EC GCEG|CG~G2 AGFG|
I LOVE THIS TUNE - hey gang learn this tune - I play it all the time and just adore it - hey dow Can you post the two tunes I play after it pls?
Will’s already done the first one "Fox On The Prowl" by Vincent Broderick, and I posted "The Fair-haired Lass" a while ago…
I dont play the fox in the prowl with this tune - I have a great set I thought you knew - I played it on sunday. Tho the fox is a great tune!
Er…so bb, are you going to tell us what the great set you do with this tune IS, then?
I think you’re getting yourself confused bb - let’s have a full-on argument about it tonight at the session…
emm yeah - I was thinking of the fox on the town - I do the fox on the prowl after the crib alright….sorry. Hey dow - you know how bad I am with names as it is!
Creel of Perches
The correct name for this tune is I think the CREEL of perches.
Pepper’s Bar Version
Does anyone have the setting for this tune from Maiden Voyage? I can’t seem to find the right combination of variations and I’m terrible at transcription!!!
“The Crib Of Perches ” from “Maiden Voiage”
T:Crib of Perches, The
S:Maiden Voiage - Live Trad. Music Session from Pepper’s Bar, Co. Clare
A3B AGFD|(3EFG AB c3A|G2EC G,CEG|cAGc AGFG|
A2GB AGFD|(3EFG AB c2Ac|dfec dcAc|1BdAG FDDF:|2B2AG FDD2||:
df~f2 af~f2|Adfa gfed|(3Bcd ef ge^de|be^de ^cAAc|
df~f2 ~a3f|Adaf gfed|(3Bcd ge dBcB|1AFGE D3A:|2AFGE D4||
Wow that was quick!!! Thanks for the setting, wish I’d checked back sooner. [rueful laugh]. Can’t wait to take this home to practise! Thank you thank you!
T:Crib of Perches, The
S:Matt Molloy - Shadows on Stone
A3B AGFD|(3EFG AB c2cA|(3GAG EC G,CEG|cG~G2 AGFG|
~A3B AGFD|(3EFG AB c2cA|df~f2 e^cdB|AFGE FDD2:||:
df~f2 af~f2|bfaf gfed|cdef ge~e2|gecA GABz|
df~f2 af~f2|d2fd edcA|(3Bcd ec decB|1AFGE D4:|
play tripping down the stairs after this and the ride to durham before it like on the aaron jones cd!!! its awesome
Michael Dwyer playing it on tin whistle
Thanks for that clip, Jack, and welcome back !
It brought back happy memories. Michael Dwyer was the first Irish tin whistle player that I ever saw or heard at a Comhaltas session in London in the mid 60s.
I remember thinking that it looked so easy!
After some years in London, he moved back to west Cork and was, I believe, a regular at sessions in Kenmare (among other places).
Sadly, his health deteriorated and I heard that this affecetd his playing. He didn´t die young but he certainly wasn´t an old man when he passed away.
Crib of Perches
A fish "crib" is a place in a lake, river, or stream where fish may hang out feeding or resting. It may be a patch of aquatic grasses, a tangle of fallen, submerged tree trunks or roots, or submerged rock formations. A crib is where an angler might have a good chance of catching a meal. It’s a local rather than widespread term.
A set of 3 reels from 1986 ?
Since there’s been some discussion above about putting this tune in sets, "Ptarmigan", myself, and Liverpool fiddler Ged Palmer, [ who I think might "lurk" here ] used to play a set of 3 reels as follows :
1 - "The Man Of Aran" [ comp. D. De Brun ]
2 - "Jack Maguire’s"
3 - "The Crib Of Perches"
I always liked the key changes between the 3 tunes.
Good to hear from you again, Jack, and thanks for the posting the link to that clip. Is that Geraldine and Eamonn Cotter behind Michael Dwyer, do you think ?
I´d say it almost certainly is them, Kenny. And beside them is a young Martin Hayes with his father, P.J.
all this work on tunes
You people are fantastic. This site is fantastic. Thank you everyone. Jan
The Crib Of Perches, X:4
From the CD Life Is All Checkered by Nathan Gourley & Laura Feddersen
Re: The Crib Of Perches
You can see Nathan Gourley & Laura Feddersen play it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWTNwnHTmFo