This is (roughly) the unknown reel on the eponymous Solas album.
I think this is Chicago jig. It appears as a nameless tune on Dervish’s "At the End of the Day" album, and also Seamus Egan previously recorded it on his "The Traditional Music of Ireland." It seems he picked it up from Liz Carroll.
Yes, I have now seen this as the Chicago jig, though Dusty Windowsills/Austin Barratts also comes under this name.
My version is close to the one on Dervish’s "At The End Of The Day":
F2D DAG|F2D DAG|F2D DED|C2A, A,AG|
F2D DAG|F2D DAD|BDB cAF|1 AGF GAG:|2 AGF G2A||
|:~B3 cBc|~d3 ABc|B2G GAG|F2D DAD|
BDB cDc|~d3 ABc|~B3 cAF|1 AGF G2A:|2 AGF GAG||
3rd part - courtesy of “Ptarmigan”
"Ptarmigan" sent me a tape some years ago of recordings from an RTE traditional music programme. This tune was played by Nigel and Diana Boullier, 2 great musicians from Co.Down, with a third part, as follows:
dgg gag | fdc ABc | B2 G GAG | F2 D D3 |
dgg gag | fdc ABc | BdB cAF |1GAG GAB |2 GAG GAG |
I believe that it was Nigel who added on the 3rd part, but can’t for the life of me think where I heard that from.
I played this to "Ptarmigan" some weeks back at the "Mull Of Kintyre" festival, and surprise, surprise - he said he’d never heard it before . I think it rounds the tune off very nicely. Any opinions ?
I think the 3rd part was Diana’s - not Nigel’s.
Posted as "Gan Ainm", 4/12/2007. The transcription is a bit weird in bars 4 & 8 of A-part, but I haven’t got the album myself, so can’t check it.
T: The Chicago Jig
F2D DED|F2D DED|F2D DED|C2 ,G2 C2|
F2D DED|F2D DED|BBB cAG|AGF A3:|
|:B2B cde|dcB ABc|B2G GAB|AFD FED|
B2B cde|dcB ABc|B2B cAG|AGF G3:|
Played by Solas on "Solas" track #10
# Posted on December 4th 2007 by Amy J
Link from the recording list
Is there a way to add the link from "Gan Ainm" on Solas’ self title album from the recordings list to this tune? I was having trouble finding it and as it wasn’t linked from there. So I tried the transcription as best I could, then got a message from Jeremy it’d been moved here. (And after figuring out ABC format to submit a tune, I was anxiously waiting to see what it’d look like in dots :P)
Also, any corrections on the "weird bar" #4 (thanks Dow) in the A section would be appreciated. Solas does a strange rhythmic pattern-breaking the measure into what feels (to me at least) like a 3/4 time, at least the way it is accented. But not sure the notes are correct.
Bar #8 should read |AGF G3:|
Last tune here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib3GKqNo4Z8
(Well same version as the dervish one Dow posted)
Gan Ainm jig / the Chicago jig
The Chicago, X:6
That’s the one Solas play on their first album (1996), I’ve also tried to put some of the chords.
The Chicago, X:7
Transcription of the setting on Crossharbour’s self-titled album.
First tune of the set:
The Chicago, X:8
Kind of a combination of some of the settings above.