The Knights Of Saint Patrick jig

Also known as The King Of The Pipers, Knight’s Of St. Patrick, Knights Of St Patrick, The Knights Of St Patrick, Knights Of St. Patrick, The Knights Of St. Patrick, The Knights Of St.Patrick, Larry O’Gaff, Limestone Quarry, The Limestone Quarry, The Nights Of St Patrick, Ri Na Piobairi, St. Patrick’s.

There are 62 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Killimor (a few times), The Winding Road (a few times), Behind The Haystack (a few times), The Boys Of Lough Gowna (a few times) and Jerry’s Beaver Hat (a few times).

The Knights Of Saint Patrick has been added to 6 tune sets.

The Knights Of Saint Patrick has been added to 203 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Knights Of Saint Patrick
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
"D"dcd faf| dcd AFD| "G"GBG FAF| "A"EFG ABc|
"D"d3 faf| dcd AFD| "G"GBG "D"FAF |1 "A"EDE D2A :|2 "A"EDE D2f |]
"D"aga fdf| aba agf| "A"g3 gec| Ace gfe|
"D"aga fdf| aba afg| afd "Em"bge| "A"edc "D"d2f|
"D"aga fdf| aba agf| "A"g3 gec| Ace gfe|
"D"d3 "Em"ede| "F#m"fef "G"gfg| "D"afd "Em"bge| "D"dAF D2 "(A)"A |]
X: 2
T: The Knights Of Saint Patrick
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dcd faf|dcd AFD|GBG FAF|EFG AB/=c/^c|
dcd faf|dcd AFD|GBd FAd|BGE D3:|
aba fdf|Adf afd|gfg ece|Ace gfe|
aba fdf|Adf afd|afd bge|dAF D3|
aba fdf|Adf afd|gfg ece|Ace gfe|
dcd ede|fef gfg|afd bge|dAF D3||

Eight comments

This is a neat jig that Natalie McMaster uses to lead off on her live album on the barn-dance disc (2).

Nomenclature

Leo Rowsome recorded it on his LP "Ri Na Piobairi" [King of the Pipers] and gives this tune that same name.

It’s possible Natalie got it Johnny Doherty, who recorded it on "Bundle and Go" under the title given here.

This is a nice tune and worth the trouble to learn it.

Knights Of St. Patrick

Billy Pigg had a setting of this tune with a particularly beautiful ending to the A-part:

X: 1
T: Knights Of Saint Patrick, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
dcd faf|dcd AFD|GBG FAF|EFG AB/=c/^c|
dcd faf|dcd AFD|GBd FAd|BGE D3:|
aba fdf|Adf afd|gfg ece|Ace gfe|
aba fdf|Adf afd|afd bge|dAF D3|
aba fdf|Adf afd|gfg ece|Ace gfe|
dcd ede|fef gfg|afd bge|dAF D3||

Re: The Knights Of Saint Patrick

Does anyone know the other, more usual, name of the middle tune in the set on the clip above (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNLWn0ouwT0) ? They have it as ‘Rose Flanagan’s’ but I know it under another title - ‘cept I can’t remember what that title is called. Ah, the ravages of Anno Domini …

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Re: The Knights of Saint Patrick

Sorry, can’t help with the missing name. But it is a very good tune so it’s now been posted here
https://thesession.org/tunes/18283
so maybe somebody else will get the alternative name.

Re: The Knights Of Saint Patrick

I consulted a pal, who has identified it as Reverend Bothers Jig, aka Brothers Gildas, aka Sonny Brogan’s Fancy, which I find is on this site at No. 1185 under this last title. (I agree with Nigel that it has a hint of the Paddy Fahey style about it, but I couldn’t find it in the Maria Holohan PF collection).

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