A request for oraghalm. I normaly notate tunes using Finale and am fairly new to ABC and the ABC for this tune did not want to play back correctly on my computer, some of the timing does not match the notation, does anybody else have this problem with ABC?. Anyway I checked the ABC against the sheetmusic
and I am sure its right.This setting is Kevin Burke’s from ‘Up Close’ and the tune was composed by Bill Munroe.
Good bluegrass tune…
A few missing bars
Sorry, on my posting of Jerusalem Ridge I missed out the first few bars, here they are
I dont know if Bill Munroe playes these bars but they are definately in Kevin Burkes version.
With tons of respect to The Kevin, the best Irish-ized version of this tune I’ve heard is from Joel Mabus, played on guitar on his Faries and Fools album. He does it after a satirical song about a contra fiddler who succombs to the bluegrass bug. He calls it Planxty William Monroe.
Here’s a transcription based on Mark O’Connor’s "Heroes" CD, with Kenny Baker on the track. Nothing Irish trad about it—but a great tune.
T: Jerusalem Ridge
C: Bill Monroe
A,B,CD E2 EF|EDCE DCEC|A,B,CD EGAG|EDCE DCB,G,|
A,B,CD E2 EF|EDCE DCEC|A,B,CD EGAG|1 (3EGE DC A,3G,:|2 (3EGE DC A,3D||
E2 A2 A2 A2|EGAB cdcA|E2 A2 A2 AB|c2 [e2e2] [e4e4]|
E2 A2 A2 A2|EGAB cdcA|EGAB cdcA|GEDC A,4:||
(3GAG E6|(3EFE D6|(3DED C6|(3B,CB, A,6:||
e2 a2 a3g|a2 b2 c’4|eg2 ag3 e|gage dc2 d|
ea2 ga2 a2|c’abc’ ac’gd|e2 e2 edcd|edcG A4|
A3c AG ED|E3G EDCD|ECDC A,4|(3DCB, A,6:||
Wich whistle do I need to play this tune, maybe a Low A??
K: A minor ~ Range ~ G, - c’ ~ which is quite a stretch…
There isn’t one whistle that would work. What you’d need to do is either pull up some of the lower notes or down some of the higher ones. You could get c’ on a C whistle, but then you’d have to raise lower notes ~ G, - A, - B, ~ by an alternate interval or an octave. If you used a G whistle then you’d have problems with the higher notes of a - b - c’…
Which ever way you went you’d need to make compromises…
~ at least with the usual run of the mill 6-hole whistle… 8-)
Jerusalem rige on Mandolin.
Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
Not Irish, but a great rendition.