Up Leitrim jig

Also known as Joe ‘Lacky’ Gallagher’s, John McKenna’s, McKenna’s.

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Andy De Jarlis’ (a few times), I Buried My Wife And Danced On Her Grave (a few times), Connie The Soldier (a few times), McKenna’s (a few times) and The Night Cap (a few times).

Up Leitrim has been added to 10 tune sets.

Up Leitrim has been added to 122 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Up Leitrim
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:f2e dBA|BAB dBA|f2e dBA|1 Bdf e2d:|2 Bdf ede||
faa gbb|faa afe|faa b2b|afd e2d|
faa gbb|faa afe|f2e dBA|Bdf ede||
X: 2
T: Up Leitrim
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
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 ||
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 ||
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 ||
X: 3
T: Up Leitrim
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2e|:f2e dAA|BAB dBA|f2e dBA| Bdf e2d:|
f2a gbb|faf fed|faa gab|afd e2d|
faa gbb|faf fed|f2e dBA|Bdf eag ||
# Added by MarkP .
X: 4
T: Up Leitrim
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f2e |: dAA BAB | dAA f2e |dAA Bdf | ede f2e |
| dAA BAB | dAA f2e |dAA Bdf | ede f3 ||
g3 faf | fed f3 | gfg afd | fed e2d |
gag faf | fed f2e| dBA Bdf |1 ede f2e :|2 e3 d3 ||
# Added by MarkP .
X: 5
T: Up Leitrim
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f2 e dAA | BAB dBA | f2 e dAA | Bdf e2 d |
f2 e dAA | BAB dBA | f2 e dAA | Bdf e2 d ||
faa gaa | faa afd | faa gaa | afd e2 d |
faa gaa | faa afd | f2 e dAA | Bdf e2 d ||

Eleven comments

Up Leitrim

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

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.

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Up Leitrim, X:4

Ooops, that was the Caitlín Nic Gabhann version - here’s Burke and Daly.

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Up Leitrim, X:5

I altered the 2nd part to suit the Scottish highland pipes for an ensemble project at university.