Name this tune?
This is the first in a set of slip jigs attributed as "traditional" on a CD of dance music produced by "Two Left Feet". The other tunes in the set are "Kid On the Mountain" and another Gan Ainm slip jig in Amix which I’ve already posted. Can anybody spot this one?
They all sound like Whinny Hills of Leitrim to me, just transposed into different keys. Am I stark raving?… 🙂
You’ve spotted this one, Will!
Will, this one is definitely "Whinny Hills", from what I could find in the JC ABC Tunefinder. They have it in D, and apparently the fiddler who plays this version (her name is Fiona Coll) likes to do it in G first. There’s apparently another version in Dmix, which is pretty different; this might be what you think my Gan Ainm slip jig in G is. But I don’t really see enough similarity. But you’re definitely right on this one.
Thanks for the reality check!
At least if I _am_ stark raving, it’s not entirely due to tune mania….
This one is called, "Redican’s Mother". Which is very similar to "The Whinney Hills" but varies a couple notes here & there. Both tunes are in the Bulmer & Sharpley collections.
The Blackhaired Lass
Matt Molloy recorded this on Heathery Breeze as the Fisherman’s Jig.
Keko, where’d you get the "Blackhaired Lass" title (which applies more commonly to a reel, also posted on The Session)? Just curious….
Ryan’s Slip Jig
This is a simple but very effective slip jig. I originally heard it played on flute by Matt Molloy. He plays it slower than normal slip jig tempo and the result is magic!
Ryan’s slip jig
This Tune is similar to "The Whinney Hills of Leitrim"
I agree with you Bannerman. The Molloy’s version of this tune is magic.
Brian McNamara taught this tune at the North Hero Pipers’ Gathering.
Whinny Hills of Leitrim
This is a variant of Whinny Hills of Leitrim. See: https://thesession.org/tunes/1064
Good to have another version of the tune. This one might be similar to a West Yorkshire version, which I really need to learn.
"Redican’s Mother" (this tune) is played often in Chicago. The endings of both parts played identically, the last measure of the first part being played the same as the last measure of the second part noted here.
Matt Molloy plays this tune as a jig called "Fisherman’s Lilt" on Heathery Breeze.
Gee Dow you are having a busy day on traffic duty
It’s ok it’ll be ceolachan’s shift soon and I’ll be able to go to bed. ‘c’ hurry up I’ve got an early start tomorrow 🙂
Matt Molloy plays it on Heathery Breeze, in 9/8 time apparently. beautiful tune, he call’s it Fisherman’s Jig
Redican’s Mother/Larry Redican’s
Dan Herlihy simply calls this tune Larry Redican’s & says:
"Larry Redican, from Sligo, was a composer of several tunes, more especially reels. Dan first heard this tune from the playing of fiddler Connie Moynihan of Gneeveguilla and Banjo player Denis O’Connor from Castleisland. They frequently play with Dan in the Sliabh Glas Ceili Band."
Sorry I was late coming NB but you know the hell that intervened…and then me feeling the crushing weight of guilt after your cutting criticism that I was taking the loss of all that data too much at heart… )-:
from youtube, slightly different "B" ending
T: Fisherman’s Jig, The
R: slip jig
FAA FAd AFD|FAA FAd B2A|FAA FAd AFD|EDB, DFA B2A:|
f3/g/f faf edB|f3/g/f fef g2e|f3/g/f faf edB|BAF DFA B2A:|
This is on one of the CCE Foinn Seisiun CDs as "Ryan’s".
"Ryan’s" of the bottomless well
The list of tunes with "Ryan" attached to them is endless, including compositions by Sean Ryan that he gave names to himself… CCE, like all of us, sometimes doesn’t manage to make the right connections. Someone learned it from someone who learned it from someone who thinks they may have learned it from a ‘Ryan’, maybe Sean, maybe someone else? 😏
Hey jakep, you forgot to give the link…
Here is the mp3:
you’re quick!!! 😉 I was just looking…
CCE Foinn Seisiun Book 2, & CD
Taken from here ~ See, I said I was looking!
On fiddle and other instruments with notes below the low D on flute and whistle, it’s typical to play measure 4 with a low B, as follows:
|EDB, DFA B2A:|
The transcription that’s posted here appears to follow how a flute player would play the tune with the low B popped up an octave, versus how the melody flows naturally.
Anyhow, this is a certainly a lovely tune - one of my favorites.
‘NB’ ~ a previous alias for a short time for Doc Dow…
The Blackhaired Lass, X:4
Great slip jig.
Redican’s Mother, X:2
Taken from Brian McNamara’s album Fort of Jewels and taught to me by Brian at Willie Clancy 2016
Redican’s Mother, X:3
Slight variation, as taught by Jimmy Keane
The Blackhaired Lass, X:5
A version from a friend piper.
This is not the Ryan’s that is on Winifred Horan’s CD
Starter for twelve
I can’t find the sheet music or real titles for this song played by sarah mcfadyen and kris drever. Does anyone know the titles for this song? "Starter for Twelve"
Starter for Twelve
FINO, you’ve posted your question in the wrong place. Up at the top of the page, click on "Discussion" and then "Start a new discussion". Also, it’s a little unclear what you are asking. Is the track on the Heat the Hoose 2 album? Or where?
Also under the name Ryan’s /Hans Sundmark Sweden
Re: Liam Kelly’s
Listen here: https://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/ryans_slip_jig/
Re: Liam Kelly’s
A few minor variations, but this was posted here by "slainte" 16 years ago : https://thesession.org/tunes/1064
Re: Liam Kelly’s
Already here as Redican’s mother ..