Up Leitrim jig

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

There are 18 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Up Leitrim appears in 2 other tune collections.

Up Leitrim has been added to 26 tune sets.

Up Leitrim has been added to 140 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
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||
2
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||
3
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 .
4
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 .
5
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.