The High Road To Cork slip jig

The High Road To Cork appears in 1 other tune collection.

The High Road To Cork has been added to 2 tune sets.

The High Road To Cork has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The High Road To Cork
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:e2 A A2 g gfg|e2 A A2 g Bcd|e2 A A2 g gfg|d2 G G2 A Bcd:|
|:e2 g f2 a gfg|e2 A A2 c Bcd|e2 g f2 a gfe|d2 B G2 A Bcd:|
X: 2
T: The High Road To Cork
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:e3 A2 g gfg|e3 A2 g Bcd|e3 A2 g gfg|d3 G2 A Bcd:|
|:e2 g faf gfg|e2 A ABc Bcd|e2 g f/g/af gfe|d3 G2 A BB/c/d:|

Three comments

“The High Road to Cork”

This seed stared here:

Discussion: Seamus Ennis and ‘The High Road to Cork’
# Posted by Jaypix - May 11th, 2016

& a link was provided to here:
ITMA - Irish Traditional Music Archive / Taisce Cheol D‘uchais ’Eireann
“The High Road to Cork”
a transcription from “Tunes of the Munster Pipers 2: Irish Traditional Music from the James Goodman Manuscripts, Volume 2”, editors Hugh & Lisa Shields, Dublin, 2013, page 56, tune #661

I’d actually been looking after reading the discussion, but chasing up recordings of Seamus Ennis. After following the link and giving this tune a go ~ memories started bubbling up, but not for just two parts. I made an initial search, but haven’t given up. If I find those other parts I’ll add them later, or, they might already be here on site somewhere? For now, here’s simplifying some of where these first two parts took me, and, for now, avoiding what followed… I’ve enjoyed reconnecting, so I thought I’d continue the discussion with a transcription… 😎

Re: The High Road To Cork

Sounds like something from the Border Pipes repertoire: A myxolidian, nine-note range, double tonic structure.