Here is a simple but enjoyable three part tune. It can be found on the Noel Hill/Tony Linnane recording.
Lovely tune, Milesnagopaleen, and excellent transcription. Thank you.
Known round these parts as "The Humours Of BillyConnolly".
Billy McComiskie composed another three parts to this, and recorded it on the second "Trian" CD.
Ballyconnel Scottish ?
I remember discussing this tune with Fintan Vallely some years ago. He said he’d come across it in "Neil Stewart’s Collection Of Scottish Music", published around 1765, and that it was called "The Duke Of Atholl’s Rant", which means it was being played in Scotland over 200 years ago. He plays it on a tape he made called "The Starry Lane To Monaghan", which also features quite a few other tunes from the same collection.
I usually hear the 2nd bar of the B-part played in sessions either as:
I learnt the following unusual setting from Dublin pipes/flute/whistle player Peter Phelan, who teaches whistle at the Willie Clancy Week:
A|defe dBBA|FBAF E3A|defe dBBA|FBAF D3:|
:E|F/E/DAD FAAF|GEcE dEcE|F/E/DAD FAAF|(3ABA GE D3:|
:f|a2ag a3f|gece Aece|a2ag abag|(3fgf ecd3:||
Lovely tune this. I play the long A’s as AG#A (banjo) in the third part.
It’s known as "Tom Spillane’s" on "Champions of Ireland: Concertina" CD.
“O’Neill’s Maggot” ~ this in jig’s clothing
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on February 14th 2008 by ceolachan.
I just learned this from Reverend (thanks Pete!) and here’s the basic setting I’m playing.
T: Humours Of Ballyconnell, The
defe dBAF|BFAF ~E3A|defe dBAF|BFAF D3A|
defe dBAF|BFAF ~E3A|defe dBAF|BFAF D2 DE||
F/E/D AD BDAF|G/F/E BE dEBE|F/E/D AD BDAF|GBAF D2 DE|
F/E/D AD BDAF|G/F/E BE dEBE|F/E/D AD BDAF|GBAF D2 e/f/g|
~a3b afdf|gece gece|a2 af abag|fgfe defg|
~a3b afdf|gece gece|a2 af abag|fgfe d2 A/B/c||
chords for Ballyconnell
For some reason I always hear this tune moving from D to C instead of A which makes it more mixolydian-ish. This isn’t very popular with some of the people I play with. Does anyone else hear this?