Farewell To Lisheen jig

Also known as Maurice Scanlon’s, Morris Scanlon’s, Port A’ Bhand, Port An Bhand, Port An Dreoilin, Port And Bhand, The Wren’s.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Farewell To Lisheen has been added to 41 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Farewell To Lisheen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|dfd cec|BAF AFD|dfd cec| BAF EFA|
dfd cec|BAF AFD|FFB AFD|1EFE DFA:|2EFE DA,B,||
DEF ABc|BAF AFE|DEF ABc|BAF ~E3|
DEF ABc|BAF ABd|~D2F AFD|EFE DA,B,:||
# Added by kiwi .
X: 2
T: Farewell To Lisheen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
To my ear the |dfd ece| parts are played in both cases as |dAd cBc| giving it much less of a leitrim fancy knockoff feel.
X: 3
T: Farewell To Lisheen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|dcB cBA|d2F FED|d2B cBA| BAF E2A|
ded cBA|BAF AFE|DEF A2F|EFE D2A :||
F|DEF A2A|BAF AFE|DEF A2A|BAF E2F|
DEF A2A|BAF AFE|DEF A2F|EFE D2F:||
X: 4
T: Farewell To Lisheen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: dAd cBc BAF AFD | dDd cBc BAF E3 |
|: DEF ABc BAF AFE | DEF ABc BAF E2 A, |
X: 5
T: Farewell To Lisheen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: dAd cBc BAF AFD | dDd cBc BAF E3 |
|: DEF ABc BAF AFE | DEF ABc BAF E2 A, |
X: 6
T: Farewell To Lisheen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
E|DEF A3|BAF AFE|DEF A3|BAF ~E3|
DEF A3|BAF AFE|DEF AFD|EFE D2:||
c|dcB cBA|BdB AFE|d2B cBA|BAF ~E3|
dcB cBA|BdB AFE|DEF AFD|EFE D2:||

Ten comments

Farewell to Lisheen

Sweet tune on track 2 of Mulcahy Family CD. Great concertina playing from Michelle Mulcahy.

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Farewell to Lisheen

Great tune. Thanks for posting this. The Mulcahy Family recording is one of my favorite albums.

Chieftains

The Chieftains play this as Port a’ Bhand

Different opening

Actually I’ll correct myself, Brendan Begley plays it as Port a’ Bhand, the Chieftains play it in their Dingle set (the one with the Wren boys).
To my ear the |dfd ece| parts are played in both cases as |dAd cBc| giving it much less of a leitrim fancy knockoff feel.

We play this as follows: first part bit like Strike the Gay Harp.

Key D

A|dcB cBA|d2F FED|d2B cBA| BAF E2A|
ded cBA|BAF AFE|DEF A2F|EFE D2A :||

F|DEF A2A|BAF AFE|DEF A2A|BAF E2F|
DEF A2A|BAF AFE|DEF A2F|EFE D2F:||

“Farewell to Lisheen” / “Port An Bhand” ~ slide ~ a take by Brendan Begley

This is a slide / single jig… First the wounded hussar’s take with headers ~

X: 2
T: Farewell to Lisheen
S: member - the wounded hussar
S: https://thesession.org/members/15451
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: DMaj
|: A |\
dcB cBA d2 F FED | d2 B cBA BAF E2 A |
ded cBA BAF AFE | DEF A2 F EFE D2 :|
|: F |\
DEF A2 A BAF AFE | DEF A2 A BAF E2 F |
DEF A2 A BAF AFE | DEF A2 F EFE D2 :|

& next Brendan Begley ~

X: 3
T: Port An Bhand
S: Brendan Begley - button accordion
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: DMaj
|: z |\
dAd cAc BAF AFD | dAd cAc BAF E2 A |
dAd cAc BAF ABd | D2 F B AFD EFE D2 :|
|: A |\
DEF ABc BAF AFE | DEF ABc BAF E/F/FA |
DEF ABc BAF ABd | D2 F AFD EFE D2 :|

Oops! ~ Brendan Begley’s take again, with corrections

That wayward ‘B’ in the 4th bar shouldn’t B there… :-/

X: 3
T: Port An Bhand
S: Brendan Begley - button accordion
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: DMaj
|: z |\
dAd cAc BAF AFD | dAd cAc BAF E2 A |
dAd cAc BAF ABd | D2 F AFD EFE D2 :|
|: A |\
DEF ABc BAF AFE | DEF ABc BAF E/F/FA |
DEF ABc BAF ABd | D2 F AFD EFE D2 :|

A surviving duplication: “Port An Dreóilin”

Submitted on December 31st 2006 by Nfg.
https://thesession.org/tunes/6572

X: 4
T: Port An Dreoilin
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: DMaj
|: dAd cBc BAF AFD | dDd cBc BAF E3 |
dfd cec BAF ABd | D2 F AFD EFE D3 :|
|: DEF ABc BAF AFE | DEF ABc BAF E2 A, |
DEF ABc BAF ABd | D2 F AFD EFE D3 :|

“Port An Dreóilin” ~ Source: “Music for the Sets - the Yellow Book”

Compiled by David J. Taylor
Dave Mallinson Publications, 1995

X: 4
T: Port An Dreóilin
B: "Music for the Sets - the Yellow Book", page 37
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: DMaj
|: dAd cBc BAF AFD | dDd cBc BAF E3 |
dfd cec BAF ABd | D2 F AFD EFE D3 :|
|: DEF ABc BAF AFE | DEF ABc BAF E2 A, |
DEF ABc BAF ABd | D2 F AFD EFE D3 :|

The previous ‘DUPLICATION’ is obviously an uncredited rip-off of this transcription, possibly a cut-and-paste of someone else’s rip-off… :-/

Morris Scanlon’s

A nice version of this jig is played on the first track of John Carty’s and Brian Rooney’s CD ‘At Complete Ease’. They call it Morris Scanlon’s.

The setting is approximately this:

X: 1
T: Morris Scanlon’s
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: D
E|DEF A3|BAF AFE|DEF A3|BAF ~E3|
DEF A3|BAF AFE|DEF AFD|EFE D2:||
c|dcB cBA|BdB AFE|d2B cBA|BAF ~E3|
dcB cBA|BdB AFE|DEF AFD|EFE D2:||