Wellington’s Advance jig

Also known as Pilleadh Wellington, Wellington’s Advance March.

There are 16 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Ballykeale (a few times) and The Boys Of The Town (a few times).

Wellington’s Advance has been added to 6 tune sets.

Wellington's Advance has been added to 89 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Wellington's Advance
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
E.A.A AGA|cBA c2d|~e3 efg|dBG GFG|
E.A.A AGA|cBA Bcd|e(3.g.f.e dcB|c.A.A BAG|
E.A.A AGA|cBA c2d|~e3 efg|dBG GFG|
E.A.A AGA|cBA Bcd|e(3.g.f.e dcB|c.A.A ~A2 e|
aea a.ea|aed cBA|BAG ~g3|dBG GBd|
e2a a^ga|e2g gfg|e(3.g.f.e dcB|cAG A2e|
aea a.ea|aed cBA|BAB ~g3|dBG GBd|
e2a a^ga|e2g gfg|e(3.g.f.e dcB|c.A.A A2G|
X: 2
T: Wellington's Advance
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
EAA AGA|cBA c2d|efe efg|dBG GFG|
EAA AGA|cBA c2d|efe dcB|1 cAA A2G:|2 cAA efg||
age age|aed cBA|BAG ~g3|dBG GBd|
eaa ~a3|egg ~g3|e/f/ge dcB|1 cAA efg:|cAA A2G||
# Added .
X: 3
T: Wellington's Advance
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:E|EAA A^GA|cBA c2d|e=fe e^fg|dBG G^FG|
EAA A^GA|cBA c2d|efe dcB |cAA A2 :|
|:(3e/^f/g/|aee aee |aed cBA| BAB g^fe|dBG G^FG|
eaa a^ga |egg g^fg|efe dcB |cAA A2 :|

Ten comments

Wellington’s Advance

I learned this tune from the playing of Johannes Schieffner, one of the finest German uilleann pipes players.
Also I’ve a copy of some sheet music of Leo Rowsome with this tune (about the same version), so I guess was part of his repertoire.

Actually in A Dorian… appears on Ceol Aduaidh by Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedey.

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Pilleadh Wellington

Yeah, it is a nice tune in Ador, and at least the ABC file of the tune should be modified, I think. It may be related to "The Rakes of Kildare."

Wellington’s Advance

Here’s a transcription based on Frankie and Mairead’s playing on Ceol Aduaidh:

X: 1
T: Wellington’s Advance
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
D: Ceol Aduaidh, Frankie Kennedy & Mairead ni Mhaonaigh
K: Ador
EAA AGA|cBA c2d|efe efg|dBG GFG|
EAA AGA|cBA c2d|efe dcB|1 cAA A2G:|2 cAA efg||
age age|aed cBA|BAG ~g3|dBG GBd|
eaa ~a3|egg ~g3|e/f/ge dcB|1 cAA efg:|cAA A2G||

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I learned this by accident 20 years ago. It’s in O’Neill’s 1001 as well.

Also, follows Irish Washer Woman very nicely.

Source

zoronic, where did you learn your versionof Wellington’s Advance?

Paddy O’Brien (almost)

This is where I first heard the tune:
Wellington’s Advance, Gander In The Pratie Hole by Paddy O’Brien
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OoeR-_JHG4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpRhY6e5sGQ


I think I got the notes from here:
http://abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=abc.sourceforge.net/NMD/nmd/jigs.txt/0327

This version is very close to what the Seattle contra dance players use, but its not quite
what (or as good) as the Paddy O’Brien version above.

His Gander in the Pratie Hole is quite gnarly.