There’s a great set on the Otherworld album by Lunasa where this tune is played straight after The Roaring Barmaid (Butlers of Glen Avenue).
This jig has a great driving rhythm to it.
I don’t much like jigs (at least comparatively speaking), but I’ve loved this one since the first time I heard it. To my mind and ears, it’s a quintessential piping jig…
Looking back at my old transcription of this tune, I heard Lunasa playing measure 4 of Part B as: |fed ~g3|. I’ll have to dig out that cd again…perhaps I was listening to a variation by one of the lead players and not catching the main line….
Actually, that’s how I know it too, Will. Of course, Dirk, our piper, knows it staying on the E - luckily they work more or less together. We always forget that we play that measure differently and end up laughing at each other in the middle because we do it every time. What’s funniest is when we decide to give and switch to the other’s version — at the same time! Heh.
This version is completely different from the one played by Dan
It’s fun to listen to the Molloy version of this (almost at slow air pace) followed by the Lunasa version, which is nealy "heavy metal" in comparison.
I was convinced Paddy Keenan had it recorded but it doesn’t appear here. Or under a different name?
@ birlibirdie Paddy Keenan recording
This is a jig version of the Congress Reel (or vice versa??) Both nice tunes.
Have any of you heard William Coulter’s group play this? I love the way he plays it at a more sensuous pace , with flirtatious note stretching in certain parts.
“Sliabh Russell” ~ an alternate take
T: Sliabh Russell
|: eAA Bcd | e2 a ged | eAA cBA | BGG Bcd |
e2 A BB/c/d | eaf ged | eAA cBA |[1 BA^G A2 d :|[2 BA^G AB/c/d ||
|: eaa efg | agf gfd | e2 a ee/f/g | agf g2 c |
e2 a efg | agf gfd | edB c2 A |[1 BA^G A2 d :|[2 BA^G AB/c/d |]
“Sliabh Russell” ~ courtesy of Mary Bergin
T: Sliabh Russell
S: Mary Bergin
S: CD: "Mary Bergin: Feadóg Stáin 2", track 9, tune #1
N: an E whistle or the button jockeys boosted this up tempo a full step
|: fBB cde | fbg afe | fec dcB | cBA cde |
f2 B Bc/d/e | fbg afe | fec dcB | cBA Bc/d/e :|
|: f2 b fga | bag afe | fbb fga | gfe f2 e |
f2 b fga | bag afe | fec dcB |[1 cBA Bc/d/e :|[2 cBA B3 |]
|: eAA Bcd | eaf ged | edB cBA | BAG Bcd |
e2 A AB/c/d | eaf ged | edB cBA | BAG AB/c/d :|
|: e2 a efg | agf ged | eaa efg | fed e2 d |
e2 a efg | agf ged | edB cBA |[1 BAG AB/c/d :|[2 BAG A3 |]
“Slieve Russel” ~ Bulmer & Sharpley
T: Slieve Russel
S: "Music from Ireland, Volume 3", Dave Bulmer & Neil Sharpley, 1974, page 16, tune #45
|: eAA Bcd | eaf ged | edB cBA | BGG Bcd |
eAA Bcd | eaf ged | edB cBA | BAG A3 :|
|: eaa efg | agf ged | eaa efg | fed e2 d |
eaa efg | agf ged | edB cBA | BAG A3 :|
The Trip to Bantry?
Does this sound a lot like Trip to Bantry? Or am I just as crazy as my wife says I am?
As played on the whistle
Sits nicely played quite breathy.
Sliabh Russell, X:6
Transcription: Gian Marco Pietrasanta
Sliabh Russell, X:9
From the playing of Itchy Fingers.
Sliabh Russell, X:10
From the playing of Ciana.