Up Leitrim jig

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

There are 15 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), John McKenna’s (a few times) and The Night Cap (a few times).

Up Leitrim has been added to 6 tune sets.

Up Leitrim has been added to 118 tunebooks.

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Four 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 .

Ten 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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