Name this tune?
I lifted this tune from the CD my daughter uses for dance practice. No name given, just a set called slip jigs, plus the CD said all the tunes were traditional. The group/organization/entity putting out this CD is "Two Left Feet". This tune was the last in a set including another Gan Ainm in G which I’ll be posting shortly, and "Kid on the Mountain". It worked well with the other two tunes as a "finale" of the set, because it’s so bright-sounding.
This is close to a version I know of The Whinny Hills of Leitrim, but in a different key. Nice tune.
I found this tune under the name "Ellen O’Grady" in O’Neill’s Music of Ireland.
Ellen O’Grady / Eiblin Ni Grada / Caitlin Ni Aedha
Also played in D & E Mixolydian ~ & differing from O’Neil
R: slip jig
K: D Mixolydian
|: G |
Add ABc BAG | Ad/c/d ABc B2 G | Add ABc BAG | cBc EFG A2 :|
|: G |
DE/F/G A2 B cBc | d2 A AGE G2 E | DEG A2 B cBc | dAA GFE D2 :|
K: E Mixolydian
|: A |
| Bee Bcd cBA | Bee BB/c/d c2 A | Bee Bcd cBA | dcd FF/G/A B2 :|
|: D |
EFA B2 c dcd | BAF AGF G2 F | EFA B2 c dcd |1 BG/A/B AGF E2 :|
2 eB/c/B AGF E2 ||
Cut off the trans: Caitlin Ni Aedha / Kitty O’Hea
Seamus Egan recorded this tune -without naming it- on:
This tune also shows up as slip jig #3 under the title The Barn Door in Josephine Keegan’s 2004 tunebook "A Drop in the Ocean".
sorry the day i was married and sorry the day i was wed
various English folkies , Mike Waterson , Tim Hart and Maddie Prior to name but a few have recorded a vocal
version of this tune. ‘Oh that I only had tarried when I to the altar was led’
Goes down a treat at wedding receptions………………….