A ripping jig which folows Shandon Bells & Tar Road to Sligo in a set presented at a local session by our flute player. I like the liberal use of arpeggios throughout. The lively 8ve, 6th & 7th leaps seem to make this tune almost fly.
A great tune Gra5ity! I got an almost identical setting some years ago from concertina player, Dymphna O’Sullivan. At our sessions we usually follow it with Strike the gay Harp and Willie Colemans.
Tongs By the Fire
I have a version from ‘Paddy O’Brien’s Sets: Tune Sets Arranged by Paddy O’Brien, Co. Tipperary’, edited by Dave Gabol and John Walsh and available at Ceolas-
That seems to have a couple of differences. Here’s the ABC’s-
T:Tongs By the Fire
E/F/ |: GBd cAF | dge dBG | cec BdB | ABG FED |
GBd cAF | Gge dBG | cec Bag | fef g2 :|
f |: gdB gdB | gfa gdB | gfg eag | fd^c def |
gbg faf | (4efge def | gdB AGA | BGF G2 :|
The phrasing primarily varies in bar 4 of the second part, though this version also doesn’t have the same lead-ins. (FYI- this version has a 7 bars second part. I ‘adopted’ the 3rd bar of this version from the one that is already posted.)
The Tongs By The Fire, X:4
This version appears in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883, p. 84, as “Come to the Raffle” where it is attributed to “Jas. Hand”.