Frankie Gavin does it in D, Dervish does it in A. This is Dervish’s setting but transposed into Frankie Gavin’s key, since there is already a transcription of Frankie’s setting on the net.
“Up Leitrim” ~ a few more ways with 24 bars
K: D Major
f2 e dAA | BAB dBA | f2 e dAA | Bdf e2 d |
fec dAd | BAB dcd | f2 e d2 A | Bdf e2 d ||
f2 a g2 b | faa afd | ff/g/a gab | afd e2 a |
fga gg/a/b | f2 a afd | fef dBA | Bdf e2 d ||
K: A Major
c2 B AEE | FEF AFE | c2 B AEE | FAc B2 A |
cBc AEA | FEF AEA | cEE AEE | FA/B/c B2 A ||
cBc dcd | cec cBA | cBc dcd | ecA B2 A |
c2 e d2 f | c2 e ecA | c2 B A2 E | FAA BAA ||
K: G Major
B2 A G2 D | EDD GDD | B2 A G2 D | EBG A2 G |
B2 A GDD | EDE GDG | BAF GDG | EGB A2 G ||
B3 cBc | dGB A2 G | BdB c2 e | dGB A2 G/A/ |
B/c/dB c/d/ec | B>dB BAG | B3 A^GA | BGF G3 ||
16 bars, 24 was distracted thinking ~
Mmmm, nice vodka, Moskovskaya, lovely stuff ~ right, now start again, counting ~ 1, 2, 3, no, that’s not right, more vudkuh, let’s see, there’s how many bars in this tune? ~ not 24 ~ but, in my defense I was playing a set of 24 bar tunes when I wrote the above… Oh hell, I’ll repeat the B-part and have another snort…
Up Leitrim - jig on a Patrick Street album. What are the 2 before it?
Two jigs precede Up Leitrim on a Patrick Street record. Up Leitrim’s in D, finishing the set; the preceding one’s in A; I’ve forgotten about the first jig. Session member lars (from Sweden) would like to know the names of the first two. Any bids?
The 2 are….
1. Connie the Soldier
2. the Night Cap
Great simple wee tune. Played by Kevin Burke and Jackie Daly from about 1.40
frightening fast, top stuff
Played in D minor
It’s lovely played in D minor, using an F natural in the second part. The tune in Dm starts on the 2nd. octave E. I can send a clip if anybody wants it. I will be posting it on Podbean when I have worked out the changes….
Up Leitrim, X:3
Is it my ears, or do Burke and Daly play it with the bar lines in a different place? Here’s a setting of their version.
Up Leitrim, X:4
Ooops, that was the Caitlín Nic Gabhann version - here’s Burke and Daly.
Up Leitrim, X:5
I altered the 2nd part to suit the Scottish highland pipes for an ensemble project at university.