Temple Hill (reel)
Source: Gerry Harrington, Eoghan O’Sullivan,Paul de Grae - "The Smoky Chimney"
The 1st bar of the 3rd part shoud be |G3E F3D|
Temple hill-in G
A nicer version of this tune(i.m.h.o.!!) exists in the book IRISH TUNES BY THE HUNDRED.Compiles by Sean McGuire and Josie Keegan in 1975.
nice to have another tune from that album, one of my all time favorites!
I agree with you, its a good album.
Temple Hill reel
You can also hear a wonderful version of this reel on Ann Heymann’s monumental testament to traditional harp playing " Queen of Harps". It is a _real_ eye opener to those unfamilar with the wire harp. Her setting is similar to the printed one save ornaments. She follows this with the Temple House Jigs in a couple different settings.
A.K.A. The Sweetheart Reel
This is also known as The Sweetheart Reel. Here’s an attempt to transcribe Mary MacNamara’s version (minus the ornaments):
B,E (3EEE BF AF|BF AF DE FD|B,E (3EEE BA Bc|dB AF FE E2:|
e3 g f2 ed|B2 AF DE FA|e3 g f2 ed|B2 AF FE E2:|
G3 E F3 D|EG FE DB, (3B,B,B,|GE (3EEE FD (3DDD|EG FD E3F|
G3 E F3 D|EG FE DB, (3B,B,B,|DF EG FA dB|AF DF E4|
I suddenly realised this is a 3-part setting of "The Tap Room" or "The Hard Road to Travel": https://thesession.org/tunes/711
This can be played on a set after Molly on the Shore or Drowsy Maggie
My transcription of Lúnasa’s version:
T: Temple Hill
EAAB e2dB|eBdB GAAG|EAAB edef|1gedB BAAG:|2gedB BA (3Bcd||
e~a3 abag|egdg egdg|e~a3 abag|egdB B~A3|
e~a3 abag|egde ~g3a|b2af gefd|(3efg ed BAAG||
"Last time" (3efg ed BAGB|A8||
It’s called Paul Brock’s on "They Sailed Away from Dublin Bay". Not sure how his name got attached to it but they play it in Ador, 3 parts (each with 16 bars)
P.J. and Marcas Hernon recorded this reel as Colm O’Donnell’s Favourite on their duet album "Beal a’ Mhurlaigh". Few musicians know the "correct" titles.
Someone posted a variant of this tune a while ago: https://thesession.org/tunes/6977
Percy Grainger made a piano arrangement of this tune (an Ador version similar to Lúnasa’s version above), and possibly arranged it for orchestra. He got this tune from Stanford’s edition of "The Complete Petrie Collection of Ancient Irish Music", where it is Tune No 901 in Ador and described as a Cork reel.
The Petrie (Stanford) version - [from P Carew’s MSS]
T: Temple Hill. A Cork Reel.
S:Complete Petrie Collection
EAAB e2dB|e2dB GABG|EAAB edef|gedB BAA2:|
ea a2 b2 ag|egdg egdg|ea a2 b2 ag|egdB BAAd|
ea a2 b2 ag|egdg egdg|bgaf gefd|(e/f/g dB BA A2||
Joey Abarta Setting
This is close to the setting Joey Abarta plays on his recent video.
On his album "Deireadh an Fhómhair / End of the Harvest" Declan Masterson plays a two part version of this tune as the last tune of track 6, where he calls it "Sweethearts". He claims to have composed all three tunes in that set, which of course cannot be true for "Sweethearts", since it appears in the Petrie collection, which was published in 1855. Declan Masterson probably heard the tune, and then he thought he had composed it.