Played by Altan on one of their albums… Not sure which one though.
Altan play this on their self-titled first album (the one with just Frankie and Mairead). It’s the last track and is a cracker.
also a highland there of the same name. this is in the database, courtesy of errik.
“Neilly Boyle’s Highland Fling” another ~ all in the name
Key signature: A Mixolydian
Submitted on February 2nd 2004 by errik.
T: Neilly O’Boyle’s
GABG cABA|GABc dBg2|G2BG cGBG|AGAB cdBA|
GGGB cdBA|GABc dBg2|gb(3agf gedB|cBAB c3c|
BcdB gBdg|Bcdf g3d|BcdB gBdB|cBAB c3d|
BcdB gBdg|Bcdf gfga|bgaf gedB|AAAB cdBA||
Now, this is how I remember -or how I think I remember?- this tune, which I heard from the Mary Bergin tape, I think (she got the tune from John Doherty if I remember well), or was it that I got it direct from the John Doherty album?) Any how, it’s full of a strong live flowing current, that tune, with countless counter-currents and turns and eddies in that version, fantastic!
Re: Neilly O’Boyle’s
The A part reminds me of the A part of Nine Points Of Roguery (transposed in D), especially in that setting https://thesession.org/tunes/429#setting13290