Errigal McCreigh waltz

Also known as The Young Black Cow.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Errigal McCreigh appears in 2 other tune collections.

Errigal McCreigh has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Errigal McCreigh
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
Bd|e2 ef gf|e2 d2 (3D/>E/F/ (3G/A/B/|c4 BA |B4 Bd|
e2 ef g>f|ed BA GB |A2 G2 (E2 |E4) :|
|:EG|A2 Ac BA|A2 G2 AB|c4 BA|B4 Bd|e2 ef g>f|ed BA GB|A2 G2 (E2 | E4) :|

Four comments

The Young Black Cow

It’s played on the second Cattle Grid’s CD. Definitely not a Waltz it’s a slow air.
I got this version from Patrice Pellissier, piper and flute player from Rouen.
Dave Swarbrick played a tune with the same name. It seems very different to me.

Re: The Young Black Cow

https://youtu.be/y56pS6ZTD7M Dave Swarbricks version played live with Fairport Convention on Granada TV in 1981 . The tune starts at 2.14 is in Dm and has some subtle playing with a Bb F# and an Eb in the second part . Fun to play ,maybe someone can write the sheet music

Re: The Young Black Cow

I Just found a version of this tune in Roche’s collection volume 1.
It is called Errigal McCreigh.

Re: The Young Black Cow

I believe it’s the Roche version that Swarbrick plays, a least that is where he credits it from on the Close To The Wind album sleeve notes, and having just checked the Roche Collection, it’s there as The Young Black Cow rather then Errigal McCreigh.