Farewell To Lisheen jig

Also known as Farewell To Lisheen, Maurice Scanlon’s, Morris Scanlon’s, Muiris Ó Scanláin, Port A Bhand, Port A’ Bhand, Port An Bhand, Port An Dreoilin, Port And Bhand, Port Sheáin Uí Chochláin, Port Tom Mhic, The Wren’s.

There are 13 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Farewell To Lisheen has been added to 5 tune sets.

Farewell To Lisheen has been added to 70 tunebooks.

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Six settings

1
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|1 EFE DFA:|2 EFE DA,B,||
|:DEF ABc|BAF AFE|DEF ABc|BAF ~E3|
DEF ABc|BAF ABd|~D2F AFD|EFE DA,B,:|
# Added by kiwi .
2
X: 2
T: Farewell To Lisheen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dAd cBc|BAF AFD|dDd cBc|BAF E3|
dfd cec|BAF ABd|D2F AFD|EFE D3:|
|:DEF ABc|BAF AFE|DEF ABc|BAF E2A,|
DEF ABc|BAF ABd|D2F AFD|EFE D3:|
# Added by Nfg .
3
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 D2:|
|:F|DEF A2A|BAF AFE|DEF A2A|BAF E2F|
DEF A2A|BAF AFE|DEF A2F|EFE D2:|
# Added .
4
X: 4
T: Farewell To Lisheen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
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:|
5
X: 5
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:|
6
X: 6
T: Farewell To Lisheen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DEF A2d|BAF AFE|DEF AAd|BAF ~E3|
DEF A2d|BAF AFE|DEF AFD|1 EFE D2A,:|2 EFE DFA||
|:dcB cBA|BdB AFD|d2B cBA|BAF ~E3|
dcB ccA|~B3 AFD|DEF AFD|EFE D2A:|

Seventeen 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.

This tune is on the Chieftains Bells of Dublin CD. Does anyone know the meaning of the title?

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Port used to mean a type of harp tune. I suspect it may have become less specific over the years. The below paragraph comes from http://www.earlygaelicharp.info/music/about2.htm

A class of tune strongly associated with "Rory Dall" is the "port". Although the word originally meant "a tune", it came by the 17th century to refer to a specific type of harp tune. They are characterised by a number of features, most notably a rather vague overall melody, a formalised rising introduction which may be the remnants of a tuning prelude, and division into two unequal sections.

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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.

Meaning of title

"Port" can mean simply "tune" in Irish or, more specifically, "jig," while "An Dreoilin" means "the wren." So I think the most straightforward translation of the title would be "The Wren’s Jig."

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:||

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"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 :|

Yes, a duplication! ~ & a slide ~ originally submitted here:

Submitted on July 31st 2004 by kiwi.
https://thesession.org/tunes/3353

as dubhghaill has pointed out, and you’ll find other transcriptions for this in the ‘comments’ …

"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… 😏

"Port An Dreóilin" ~ CREDITING the source for this uncredited duplication

Source: "Music for the Sets - the Yellow Book"
Compiled by David J. Taylor
Dave Mallinson Publications, 1995

"Port An Dreóilin" ~ page 37
M: 12/8
R: slide

This is an an uncredited note-for-note rip-off of David Taylor’s transcription, though possibly a cut-and-paste of someone else’s rip-off… However, Taylor and the book have it as it is ~ a slide…

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:||