Carolan’s Cup jig

Also known as The Brink Of The White Rock, Carolan’s Fancy, O’Carolan’s Cup, O’Carolan’s Fancy, O’Carolans Cup, Planxty Safaigh.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

Carolan's Cup has been added to 87 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Carolan's Cup
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:de|~f2e dfa|edB Afe|dcB AFA|Bba bae|
~f2e dfa|~e2 d cec|dcB AFA|B3 z :|
|:zc|~d2c ~d2f|faf faf|e2d dfa|b3 zab|
afe dfa|edB Afe|dcB AFA|B3 z:|
X: 2
T: Carolan's Cup
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
K:Gmajor
GA|~B2A GBd|AGE DBA|GFE DB,D|Eed ecA|
~B2A GBd|~A2 G FGA|GFE DB,D|E3 E :|
F|{GA}G2F {GA}G2B|BdB BdB|~A2G ABc|e!slide!fe ede|
dBA GBd|AGE DBA|GFE DB,D|E3 E2:|
X: 3
T: Carolan's Cup
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: d/e/ |f>gf/e/ dfa | Te2 d/B/ A2 f/e/ | dcB A<FA | Bba bfe |
f>gf/e/ dfa | eg/f/e/d/ c2 e | dcB AFA | B3 B2 :|
|: c |d>ed/c/ d2 f | a>ba/f/ a2 f | e>fe/d/ efa| Hb3- bfa |
baf/e/ dfa | Te2 d/B/ A2 f/e/ | dcB AFA | B3 B2 :|
X: 4
T: Carolan's Cup
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GA|B2A GBd|AGE DBA|GFE D3|Eed ecA|
B2A GBd|AGE DBA|GFE D3|E3 E :|
F|G2F G2B|BdB BdB|A2G ABd|e3 ede|
dBA GBd|AGE DBA|GFE D3|E3 E2:|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: Carolan's Cup
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
de|f2e dfa|edB Afe|dcB A3|Bba bge|
f2e dfa|edB Afe|dcB A3|B3 B :|
c|d2c d2f|faf faf|e2d efa|b3 bab|
afe dfa|edB Afe|dcB A3|B3 B2:|
# Added by JACKB .

Eleven comments

History?

Well, here I am posting again. It must be a blue moon.
Anyway, I’ve been looking for some history on this jig, and can’t seem to find any. If it’s Carolan’s, there’s bound to be something known (or is there?). Anyone else know it? Did Carolan write it, or is it misattributed to him?
Tim

I’d much rather hear the version you actually play, Tim.

O`Carolan`s Fancy

There is a double jig named O`Carolan`s Fancy in the Sean McGuire/Josephine keegan collection“Irish Tunes by the Hundred“.Celtic Music 1975 but it appears to be unrelated to your tune.

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Version?

This is same as the way I play it, minus the rolls. I can’t remember if I first picked it up off that site in the first place or from somewhere else…

O’Carolans Cup

This looks like a version of Carolan’s Cup.

Carolan’s-in Roche as the Brink of the White Rock

I have had the rather heavily ornamented version from Roche’s Irish tunes, so good to recognise it as one of O’Carolan’s-having searched using ABC

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“The Brink of the White Rock”

Nice connection, why not add the Roche take on it here for comparison?

Setting from Vinnie Kilduff’s book, 50 Irish Tin Whistle Solos, published in 1989. I’ve never come across the tune anywhere else:

X: 1
T: O’Carolan’s Jig
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K:Gmajor
GA|~B2A GBd|AGE DBA|GFE DB,D|Eed ecA|
~B2A GBd|~A2 G FGA|GFE DB,D|E3 E :|
F|{GA}G2F {GA}G2B|BdB BdB|~A2G ABc|e!slide!fe ede|
dBA GBd|AGE DBA|GFE DB,D|E3 E2:|

X: 3 ~ 185. * “Carolan’s Cup”

* may not be by Carolan…
B: "Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper, Volume One", by Donal O’Sullivan
page 268, tune #185