Up And About……
From a Belfast musicians’ session at the Willie Clancy Week, around 1986.
I just had a look at another source of this tune - JC’s tunefinder:
Dont know if that long url will work but if not my question is whether there should really be some C naturals in there as opposed to be just a straight D major with 2# in the signature. The above version has only one # and then puts in the odd accidental sharp where appropriate.
I dont have the relevant CD’s to hand but I would like to hear from someone who has heard a few versions of this.
I just was given this tune fairly recently. The way I transcribed it, turned out in Dmix. The actual sharp c’s in the third part only,
(ded dcA|ded dcA|ABA AGE|ABA AB^c|d), but actually I think I play my natural c’s a bit sharp too (flute). Maybe if on guitar you would bend up the c’s a bit.
Nicolas Carolan said this was "…an annonymous tune from the Brendan Breathnach Collection". Lovely Jig though. Noel Shine plays it very well on the whistle.
There’s a nice setting of this tune on Charlie Piggot and Gerry Harrington’s CD, "The New Road," but they call it "The Walls of Liscarroll." I hesitate to offer that as an alternative title here since it might just add to the confusion.
Mark Redmond’s “Up and About..”
A nice version of the tune here on a flat set of pipes…
Re: Up And About In The Morning
Got this tune from playing of Kevin Rowsome and will always be definitive version for me. :)