Learnt this tune by ear from Enda Scahill’s banjo CD "Pick It Up". Nice tune…I think one of his teachers was Cepta Bryne and she composed it.
One of my favorite slip jigs. I have a slightly different version transcribed by Adrian Scahill from an irish dancing tape (no info on which one) . The tape had two untitled slip jigs, the first being Cepta Byrne. Below is Adrian’s transcription. I’ll post the second tune.
T:Gan Ainm 64
D:Irish Dancing Tape (P. Acc)
dBB dBc BAG|EAA cAB cde|dBB dBc BAG|A2B A2G FED:||\
EBB BcA Bcd|e2a abg fed|g2d BcA Bcd|e2E A2G FED:||
Cepta got it from the piano box tape - I think it was Gerry Conlon and Kevin Joyce playing on it . Nice tune - there was another one in the set written by Gerry Conlon but I think that this is traditional
I also learnt from the brilliant Enda Scahill Album - great tune - also like the tune before it and the nice little transition between the two tunes
Does anyone know the name of the first tune - it seemed familiar when first I tried it but is listed as Gan Ainm?
Incidentally, Enda plays the whole set 1/2 tone sharper, but I transposed it down 1/2 tone, as you have, which seems easier to me
Perhaps Enda has the banjo tuned up 1/2 tone for brighter tone ?
I’ve just realised that the first tune is of course the very well known ’ Choice Wife ’ (or ‘An Phis Fhliuch’ for those of you who can pronounce it) - it is listed in the session
The last tune on set is credited by Enda as ’ PJ Kings ’ but can be found as ’ Paidin O’Raifearta’s ’ - a jig on a Sharon Shannon album (see abc below)
Note that there are several very similar entries on the session as alternative names for the well known Paddy O’Rafferty’s but this is a different tune
I have also added it to the session for those interested
Sorry - my mistake - the last tune on the set with Cepta Byrne’s is actually The Shannon Jig which is same tune as Paidin O’Raifearta’s
It is already listed as the Shannon by Celtic1234
An Phis Fliuch
The tune given here is played AFTER one called An Phis Fliuch on an album by Enda Scahill. These are two quite distinct tunes. An Phis Fliuch is unusual in that it has five different parts.