The Moth In The Lantern jig

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Moth In The Lantern
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:FBd ~f3|FBd ~e3|FBd ~f3|~e3 ~f3|FBd ~f3|FBd ~e3|fed efg|fdc B3:|
|:FBd ~c3|dcd ~e3|FBd ~c3|dcB =cBA|FBd ~c3|dcd ~e3|fed efg|fdc B3:|
fBB dBB|eAA cAA|fBB dBB|efg efg|fBB dBB|eAA cAA|fed efg|fdc B3|
fBB dBB|eAA cAA|fBB dBB|efg EFG|fBB FBB|eAA EAA|fed efg|fdc B3|
X: 2
T: The Moth In The Lantern
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:FBd ~f2|FBd ~e2|FBd ~f2|~e3 ~f2|FBd ~f2|FBd ~e2|fed ef/g/|fdc B2:|
|:FBd ~c2|dcd ~e2|FBd ~c2|dcB =c/B/G|FBd ~c2|dcd ~e2|fed efg|fdc ~B2:|
fB/B/B dB/B/|eA/A/A cA/A/|fB/B/B dB/B/|ef/f/g e/e/g|fB/B/B dB/B/|eA/A/A cA/A/|fed ef/g/|f/f/dc Bd:||
X: 3
T: The Moth In The Lantern
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:FBd ~f4|FBd ~e4|FBd ~f4|~e3 ~f4|FBd ~f3|FBd ~e4|fed e2fg|fdc ~B4:|
|:FBd ~c4|dcd ~e4|FBd ~c4|dcB ~=c2BG|FBd ~c4|dcd ~e4|fed e2fg|fdc ~B3:|
fBBd BBB|eAAc AAA|fBBd BBB|efge fg2|fBB d~B3|eAA c~A3|fed e2fg|fdc B3d:|
X: 4
T: The Moth In The Lantern
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
F2Bd ~f3|F2Bd ~e3|F2Bd ~f3|~e3e ~f3|F2Bd ~f3|F2Bd ~e3|f2ed efg|f2dc B3|
F2Bd ~c3|d2cd ~e3|F2Bd ~c3|d2cB =cBG|F2Bd ~c3|dcBd ~e3|f2ed efg|f2dc B3|
|:fBB dBBd|eAA cAAe|fBB dBBd|efg efge|fBB dBBc|eAA cbcA|f2ed efg|fdc B3:||

Eleven comments

Moth in the lantern

This tune provides numerous opportunities for rolls and variations. Most of the dotted quarter notes can easily be rolled. The c# dotted quarter in the second part can be rolled on a whistle by quickly sliding the three fingers of the top hand in a sweeping motion from just below the mouthpiece of the whistle toward the whislte end. This was my first attempt at transcribing in ‘abc’ format. I have played this tune over the years in a set beginning with Faraway (waltz)/Moth in the Lantern (jig)/ Jenny’s Chickens (reel).(Usually coming out the waltz and into the Moth slowly, then increasing tempo to the point where I can play Jenny’s Chickens double time to the jig).

Moth in the lantern

Where did you get the tune, Imnotirish?

Apology

Composed in fact by A. Doughty. [ Andy Irvine composed the tune which followed it on "Second Story". ]

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Sounds a bit 7/8 ?

Just listening to this tune on Second Story and it sounds a bit 7/8 (3+2+2) rather than 6/8 jig tempo

I never heard this tune but 7/8 sounds like a good idea in regard of the Title (though it works well in 6/8 too I must say)
Here (with 7/8=3+2):
X: 1
T: Moth In The Lantern, The
M: 7/8
L: 1/8
R: 7/8 jig
K: Bmin
|:FBd ~f2|FBd ~e2|FBd ~f2|~e3 ~f2|FBd ~f2|FBd ~e2|fed ef/g/|fdc B2:|
|:FBd ~c2|dcd ~e2|FBd ~c2|dcB =c/B/G|FBd ~c2|dcd ~e2|fed efg|fdc ~B2:|
fB/B/B dB/B/|eA/A/A cA/A/|fB/B/B dB/B/|ef/f/g e/e/g|fB/B/B dB/B/|eA/A/A cA/A/|fed ef/g/|f/f/dc Bd:||
Again as regard to its name, one could alternate 6/8 and 7/8 for repeats!

"with 7/8=+2" Ah ah! Sorry, that’s a 5/8 version I submitted here!

And now,(Proudly presenting!) the Moth in the Lantern after too many hours of head banging!
X: 1
T: Moth In The Lantern, The
M: 7/8
L: 1/8
R: 7/8jig
K: Bmin
|:FBd ~f4|FBd ~e4|FBd ~f4|~e3 ~f4|FBd ~f3|FBd ~e4|fed e2fg|fdc ~B4:|
|:FBd ~c4|dcd ~e4|FBd ~c4|dcB ~=c2BG|FBd ~c4|dcd ~e4|fed e2fg|fdc ~B3:|
fBBd BBB|eAAc AAA|fBBd BBB|efge fg2|fBB d~B3|eAA c~A3|fed e2fg|fdc B3d:|

Or 4+3/8?

X: 1
T: Moth In The Lantern, The
M: 7/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Bmin
F2Bd ~f3|F2Bd ~e3|F2Bd ~f3|~e3e ~f3|F2Bd ~f3|F2Bd ~e3|f2ed efg|f2dc B3|
F2Bd ~c3|d2cd ~e3|F2Bd ~c3|d2cB =cBG|F2Bd ~c3|dcBd ~e3|f2ed efg|f2dc B3|
|:fBB dBBd|eAA cAAe|fBB dBBd|efg efge|fBB dBBc|eAA cbcA|f2ed efg|fdc B3:||

The first part might be good enough, with its strong down beat on low F that suggests the moth’s fall to the bottom of the lamp. I guess the rest isn’t worth a moth’s dropping. But if moth’s droppings are your thing, get your hands on Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc’s work, a 17thC French astronomer of high renoun!

Moth in the Lantern.

Hey, thanks Birlibirdie! It was an early attempt at writing a tune. I appreciate your feedback. Suggestions for the the other two parts are welcome!

arbo

Re: The Moth In The Lantern

This is an original composition of mine. It was originally written in 6/8 time, on the whistle.
Arbo