The Whistling Thief barndance

There are 11 recordings of this tune.

The Whistling Thief appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Whistling Thief has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Whistling Thief has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: The Whistling Thief
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|B2 BA G2 GA|BddB d2 ed|B2 BA G2 GA|Beed efed|
B2 BA GFGA|BddB d2 gf|eBBA GFGA|Beed efed|
(3Bcd ef g2 ed|BddB d2 BA|(3Bcd ef g2 ga|bgag e2 dc|
(3Bcd ef g2 ed|BddB d2 gf|eBBA GFGA|Beed e4|
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The Whistling Thief

When in Custy’s in Ennis leading up to this year’s Willie Clancy week, I bought the CD "Roithlean" by Saileog ni Cheannabhain. Track #9 is a set of 3 reels with this setting of the slip-jig "The Whistling Thief" in the middle. The "re-arrangement" was by flute player Eoghan O’Ceannabhain, but it’s played in such a "bouncy" style that I thought it more suited as a barndance. The slip-jig is usually played in "Eminor", but this has more of a "G major" feel to it to me - willing to be guided on that.

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