T: Packy's Place
|:f|gdB GFG|ABG FED|gdB GFG|Ad^c def|
gdB agf|bag faf|gdB cAF|GAG G2:|
|:A|Bcd def|gfe dcB|BGB dBG|cBc ABc|
BGB def|gdB ecA|fdB cAF|GAG G2:|
There are 2 recordings of this tune.
Packy’s Place has been added to 1 tune set.
Packy's Place has been added to 2 tunebooks.
Composition of Ed Reavy.
This tune is perfect for the tin whistle, it is within the range of notes, the jumps of notes are no problem for the instrument and the only sharp is in C.
That sharp is pretty cool in the tune, I would say that is a passing note. It is possible to get around that note, there are different ways but they may be slight changes in the melody (without changing the chord). I have been thinking about it because I like to play the diatonic harmonica.
The setting in Joe Reavy’s published collection of Ed’s tunes has another C# in the rising phrase of the first bar of the B part. (C nat. on the way down in bar 2). It gives it a slightly different flavour.
If there isn’t one already, there could be an interesting discussion about the way some tunes lend themselves to the use of occasional or ‘discretionary’ sharps, as found in some of Paddy Fahy’s tunes for example.
I have just had a listen to the tune but with the C# instead of C natural in the first bar of the second part. The sound is quite strange, I don’t think I will play that note as a C#.
But the use of sharps as an ornament for sure can be used. The thing is that it’s not common in Irish Trad. It would be fun to make a setting of a well known tune and start adding passing notes.
I’ll give you what I think is one of those rare examples of passing note, first jig in this set, in the second part:
Is there a typo in the last bar but one? Did you mean gdB cAF, just like in the A part?
I confirm that there is no typo Harald. I see what you mean, it is interesting to see that particular note changing.