Highway To Kilkenny slip jig

Also known as The High Road To Kilkenny, The Highway To Kilkenny, The Humours Of Kilkenny.

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Ashmolean House (a few times), The Boys Of Portaferry (a few times), The Abbey (a few times), Dever The Dancer (a few times) and The Humours Of Westmeath (a few times).

Highway To Kilkenny has been added to 3 tune sets.

Highway To Kilkenny has been added to 73 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Highway To Kilkenny
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 g gag dBG|A2B c2d ecA|G2g gag dBG|1e/f/ge faf gdB:|2A/B/cA BGE E2 B||
e2f g2e fdB|e2f g2a bge|1gbg faf e/f/ge|
dBG A/B/cA BGE:|2gbg faf dBG|A/B/cA BGE E2 F||
# Added by errik .
X: 2
T: Highway To Kilkenny
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|| F |: AAA dfd cec | AAA dfd fga | AAA dfd ece | GBB gfe dBG :|
|: aga f/g/af g2e | aga f/g/af ecA | aga f/g/af g2d | GBB gfe dBG :|
|: B || AFA dfe de2 | AFA dfe fa2 | AFA dfe deA | BGB gfe dc :|
|: e || a2g f/g/af g2e | a2g f/g/af abg | a2g f/g/af g2e | BGB gfe dc :|
X: 3
T: Highway To Kilkenny
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2 g gag dBG|A2B c2d ecA|G2g gag dBG|e/f/ge faf gdB:||
|:e2f g2e fdB|e2f g2a bge|g3 faf edB|dBG A3 BGE:||
# Added by JACKB .

Three comments

“Highway to Kilkenny”

Ah, dear Kilkenny, I’d love to be on my way there right now… This lovely little slip jig is related to some others, but my brain isn’t working well right now. Also, it just seemed sad that this has been here without some comment, so now it has my fried musings… What are the relatives? :-/

“The Rakes of Kilkenny”

Can’t say that I’ve ever been to Kilkenny, but came across this relative:

X: 1
T: Rakes of Kilkenny, The
C: Trad.
S: The Fiddler’s Tune-Book; Slip Jigs & Waltzes; p.14, No.63.
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
Q: 300
K: Dmaj
|| F |: AAA dfd cec | AAA dfd fga | AAA dfd ece | GBB gfe dBG :|
|: aga f/g/af g2e | aga f/g/af ecA | aga f/g/af g2d | GBB gfe dBG :|

And with a few of my musings:

X: 1
T: Rakes of Kilkenny, The
C: Trad.
S: The Fiddler’s Tune-Book; Slip Jigs & Waltzes; p.14, No.63.
N: Addn’l Arr. by M.Robert Kelahan, 28Jun09.
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
Q: 300
K: Dmaj
|: B || AFA dfe de2 | AFA dfe fa2 | AFA dfe deA | BGB gfe dc :|
|: e || a2g f/g/af g2e | a2g f/g/af abg | a2g f/g/af g2e | BGB gfe dc :|

A version very similar to X: 1 appears in The Petrie Collection of Irish Music, part II, ed. Charles Villiers Stanford (1905), p. 139, no. 549 as “The high road to Kilkenny”.

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