The Kilcar mazurka

Also known as The Kilcar Varsovienne, Pat Harvey’s.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Kilcar has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: The Kilcar
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: a/ |b>g d2 B2 | G>B e2 g2 | f>d c2 A2 | G>B d2 g2 |
b>g d2 c2 | A>c e2 g2 | f>e d2 f2 | a2 g2- g3/ :|
|: d/ |B>d g2 e2 | f>g a2 g2 | f>g e2 f2 | g>e d2 c2 |
B>d g2 e2 | f>g a2 g2 | f>g e2 f2 | a2 g2- g3/ :|
X: 2
T: The Kilcar
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: b>g d2 B2 | G>B e2 g2 | f>d (3cdc A2 | G>B d2- d2 |
b>g d2 c2 | A>c e2 g2 | f>e d2 f2 | a2 g2- g4 :|
|: b>d g2 e2 | f>g a2- a2 | f>g e2 f2 | g>e d2- d>a |
b>d g2 e2 | g>d a2-a>g | f>g e2- e>f | a2 g2 g2 :|
X: 3
T: The Kilcar
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: a/ |b>g d2 B2 | G>B e>G B>g | f>d (3cdc A2 | G>B d>G B>g |
b>g d2 c2 | A>c e>^d (3efg | f>e (3d^cd f2 | a2 g2- g3/ :|
|: c/ |B>d g2 e2 | f>g a3 g | f>g e2 f2 | g>e d3 c |
B>d g2 e2 | f>g a3 g | f>g e2 f2 | a2 g2- g3/ :|
X: 4
T: The Kilcar
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: b>g d2 B2 | G>B e2 g2 | f>d (3cdc A2 | G>B d2- d>g |
b>g d2 c2 | A>c e2 g2 | f>e d2 f2 | a2 g2- g>a :|
|: b>d g2 e2 | f>g a2- a>g | f>g e2 f2 | g>e d2- d>c |
B>d g2 e2 | f>g a2- a>g | f>g e2 f2 |[1 a2 g2- g>d :|[2 a2 g4 |]
X: 5
T: The Kilcar
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: a2 |b>g d2 B2 | G>B e2 g2 | f>d c2 A2 | G>B d2 g2 |
b>g d2 c2 | A>c e2 g2 | f>e d2 f2 | g2 g2 :|
|: c2 |B>d g2 e2 | f>g a2 g2 | f>g e2 f2 | g>e d2 c2 |
B>d g2 e2 | f>g a2 g2 | f>g e2 f2 | g2 g2 :|
X: 6
T: The Kilcar
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g|: b>g d2B2| G>B e2g2| f>d (3cdc A2| G>B e2g2|
b>g d2[c2E2]| A>c e2g2| f>e [D2d2]f2 |1 a2g2 g>a :|2 a2g2 g>d ||
B>d g2-g>e| f>g a2g2| f>g e3f| ge[G,2G2d2][D2B2]|
d2g2-g>e| f>g a2g2 |1 a2g2 g>d :|2 a2 Hg2 g>a "_DS" ||

Twelve comments

The Kilcar Mazurka

- - - and here it is in its more emphatic Varsovienne form, with a triplet thrown in, a classic variant for these tunes:

|:bg d2 B2|GB e2 g2|fd (3cdc A2|GB d4|
bg d2 c2|Ac e2 g2|fe d2 f2|a2 g4:|

|:bd g2 e2|fg a4|
fg e2 f2|ge d4|
Bd g2 e2|fg a4|
fg e2 f2|a2 g4:|

This is shown above with the long phrase for the A part of the music and the short phrase for the B part. For the B part of the tune, as an example, it would also be classic to play bars 2, 4, 6 and 8 so:

|fg a3g| / |ge d3c| / |gd a3g /
|1 a2 g3d:|2 a2 g3a||

& the A part of the music - bar 4

|GB d3g|

Beware The Recordings - - -

It seems that if you give an alternate title like ‘gan ainm’ (without name), or anything shared by another tune, all the recordings jump onto the same page. Maybe this can be cured in the future. If I come across this on a recording I’ll post it here, as I hope will anyone else…

You’re right; it suddenly renders the recordings detail unusable when you put "gan ainm" as an alternative title. Maybe Jeremy can somehow make a warning there about that?

AKA Gan Ainm? That’s really useful LOL!

Ceolachan, please remember that you can edit the details of a tune you submit: so if you realise that adding Gan Ainm as an alternate tune name isn’t very useful, you can just delete it again.

As the person who submitted the tune, it’s your responsibility to keep the details all in order: just use the "edit these details" link under the "details" tab.

Thanks for all the fish - - -

I must have a problem with seeing those orangey letters that tell me how to solve my problems, with the likes of Gan Ainm. It is a shame really, as many of these tunes were learned as ‘Gan Ainm’, and later acquired a name, often just by virtue of who put them finally to disk.
I remember a friend, name unsaid, who when finally getting his great playing to disk, sadly no longer available, he was asked for names. Most of what he had was ‘Gan Ainm’. They insisted, so he gave them all names. Later when doing concerts or playing out he had people requesting tunes and sets. He didn’t have a clue what they were on about. The sins of his progeny, that moment of requested creativity in naming the unnamed had come back to haunt him.
All guidance and suggestions are much appreciated.

Hornpipes and Mazurkas share the hiccup, or ‘up-hic’- - -

While it seems we’re not notating it, these mazurkas/Varsoviennes and hornpipes share the skip, as examples:

|G>A B2 D2| - or - |b>c d>G B>d|

“The Kilcar”

X: 1134
T: Kilcar, The
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: varsovienne
K: G Major
|: bg d2 B2 | GB e2 g2 | fd (3cdc A2 | GB d3 g |
bg d2 c2 | Ac e2 g2 | fe d2 f2 | a2 g3 a :|
|: bd g2 e2 | fg a3 g | fg e2 f2 | ge d3 c |
Bd g2 e2 | fg a3 g | fg e2 f2 |[1 a2 g3 d :|[2 a2 g4 |]

& with the swing notated…

X: 1134
T: Kilcar, The
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: varsovienne
K: G Major
|: b>g d2 B2 | G>B e2 g2 | f>d (3cdc A2 | G>B d3 g |
b>g d2 c2 | A>c e2 g2 | f>e d2 f2 | a2 g3 a :|
|: b>d g2 e2 | f>g a3 g | f>g e2 f2 | g>e d3 c |
B>d g2 e2 | f>g a3 g | f>g e2 f2 |[1 a2 g3 d :|[2 a2 g4 |]

Pat Harvey’s Mazurka— From duplicate

Maracirac pointed out Pat Harvey’s is the same as the Kilcar. The setting I added was found here:
http://www.capeirish.com/webabc/collections/nfid/nfid-tunes.html

By way of Session discussion:
https://thesession.org/discussions/30891

Transcribed from the Northern Fiddler book.

"Pat Harvey’s" is the name applied to it by the transcriber, not myself; in the book it was apparently simply "Mazurka." Based off of the playing of Francie and Mickey Byrne.

X: 6 - B: “The Northern Fiddler: Music and Musicians of Donegal and Tyrone”

Allen Feldman & Eamonn O’Doherty
Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1979
ISBN: 0-85640-155-2

Page 177: "Mazurka" - from Francie & Mickey Byrne