A really nice, classic Sliabh Luachra jig. Denis Murphy plays |G3 AGA|Bde gdB| and Caoimhin o’Raghallaigh and Breanndan Begley played it |G2G AGA|dgf gdB| in concert at Boston College; the setting presented, with the long B, is from Paddy Cronin’s playing (he played it crosstuned, up a set). Also good an octave low.
Played here by Micheal O’Briain, Kevin Glackin and Paul McGratten, it’s the second tune.
Appears in the Gunn Book of Fermanagh (1865) as Jackson’s Mistake
Also known in older sources as ‘The Happy Mistake’. Similar tunes appear in O’Neill as ‘The Best in the Bag’ and ‘Miss Monroe’s’. Appears in Bulmer and Sharpley as ‘The King’s Jig’, AKA ‘The King of Jigs’, or (in Irish) Rí na bPort.
As played by Micheal O’Briain, Kevin Glackin and Paul McGratten :
~G3 AGA|~B2g gdB|GAB cBA|BGE EDE|~G3 AGA|Bdg gdB|cBA B/c/dB|1 AGF GBA:|2 AGF GBd||
|:gfg efg|eag fed|gfg efg|afd def|gfe agf|gfe fdB|cBA B/c/dB|1 AGF GBd:|2 AGF GBA||
The Munster, X:3
Re: The Munster
The Munster, X:4
This version from playing of Matt Cranitch, and more like we play it in our session. Not a great deal of difference but there’s no long notes in the ‘a’ tune.