Timedance (slip jig)
Source: Mick Coyne - "Both Sides of the Coyne"
Isn’t this the tune that Planxty played on tv when the Eurovision song contest was held in Ireland?
The tune also shows up on The Seville Suite by Whelan.
Sure is. From the liner notes of The Seville Suite: "In 1981, RTE commissioned Donal Lunny and myself [i.e. Bill Whelan] to write a piece of music which would be used as the centrepiece for their presentation of Eurovision in that year. ‘Timedance’ was performed by Planxty and subsequently released as a single. This 1992 re-recording affords not only a pleasurable opportunity to reassemble most of those involved in the original, but also a chance to have a new look at the treatment - eleven years on. In the event, we decided to leave much as it was, but there is a new arrangement of ‘The Ballymun Regatta’."
the original recording
Music commissioned for the Eurovision interval act in 1981 - this Planxty EP has
Side A: Timedance consisting of The Humours of Barrack Street (learned from Junior Crehan) followed by Isercleran and Ballymun Regatta both written by Bill Whelan and Donal Lunny.
Side B: Nancy Spain