From Mary MacNamaras’ "Trad music from East Clare" refering to an area of County Cavan, collected by P J Hayes from Conor Tully.
As usual, transposed from F# on the cd.
CORRECTION: Key=A, not G
to whom this may concern:
G major ? I thinknot: A ‘dorian’ rather,
A at anyrate,
(a single # here reminds one that it’s not all Major and minor in the world of (Irish) trad, not about what is written (which abides by alien classical rules) at all but about what one hears (which indeed is hard to define at times in some of the airs and tunes) and we should be in no doubt here:
I hear it say, clear and sweet!
(most probably in the dorian mode too though the complete lack of C in the melody could also point to the mixolydian mode).
by the way, the only # could easily be done away with too here: F is only used in passing in this reel which gives it a nice anhemitonic pentatonic flavour , ¿no?
(thanks for sharing this great tune!)
T: Caoilte Mountains
|:A2 eA GEDE|G2 Bd efgb|bagb aged|BcBA GABG|
A2 eA GEDE|G2 Bd efgb|bagb aged|BcBG A2A2||
|:a2 ba gede|fgga gede|g2 ba gedB|AcBG EA A2|
a2 ba gedB|(3def gb a3b|(3c ‘ba gb agba|fgga gedB||
Martin Hayes - Gdor
He plays it on "Martin Hayes" in Gdor, not Ador (nor is it Gmaj)
|:G2 dG FDCD|F2 Ac defa|agfa gfdc|ABAG FGAF|
G2 dG FDCD|F2 Ac defa|agfa gfdc|ABAF G2G2:|
|:g2 ag fdcd|effg fdcd|f2 ag fdcA|GBAF DG G2|
g2 ag fdcA|(3cde fa g3a|(3bag fa gfag|effg fdcA:|
Also to be found as "Tony Smith’s" on the live CD "Maiden Voyage", played by Andrew MacNamara, Paraic Mac Donnchadha & Pat Marsh
Caoilte Mountains, X:4
A transcription (in G dorian) of the Mary MacNamara version.