Scotland-Ireland jig

By Cathal McConnell

Also known as Scottland-Ireland.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Scotland-Ireland has been added to 2 tune sets.

Scotland-Ireland has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Scotland-Ireland
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
DFF ABB|EBB BAA|DFF ABB|Ecc cBB|DFF ABB|
EBB BAA|1 cee cBA|cec B2B:|2 cee fef|cBA B3||
cAc =dcd|efe cAA|cAc =dcd|efe dBB|
cAc =d3|efe dff|eab afe|cBA B3:|
2
X: 2
T: Scotland-Ireland
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
DFF ABB|EBB BAA|DFF ABB|Ecc cBB|
DFF ABB|EBB BAB|1 cee cBA|cec B2B:|2 cee fef|cBA B3|
|:cAc =dcd|efe cAA|cAc =dcd|efe dBB|
cAc =d3|efe dff|eab afe|cBA B3:|

Nine comments

Source: Cathal McConnell - Long Expectant Comes at Last
Transcription: gmp

a tune half-touched by a fairy, that is: totally Cathal!
I love the first part especially, it sounds good on his record with a f(l)air-y keyboard accompaniement.

Tonality = EMaj? Could as well be A or D for what I hear,..
Should this be registered as the first atonal traditional Irish tune?

Whatever the key of the tune, it makes good use of the Eb-key of the flute…

I don’t think I know any other tune that sounds like this one, though you never know with all the new fangled ones that keep popping up.
The cadenzas -or is it cadences?- the ends of each part of Liz Carroll’s Diplodocus https://thesession.org/tunes/620 have a similar feel.

There’s no end of weird, shifty, jezzy, odd and even outright bizarre tunes these days, alright; some of them clearly queerly beautiful sometimes.
Here’s an other oldie but sunset-goldenie one co-penned by Cathal McConnell:
https://thesession.org/tunes/908

Re: Scotland-Ireland

I came across this tune from my Wooden Flute Obsession recordings compilation (same track).
I would call this B Mixolodion. The melody in the A section clearly resolves on a ‘b’ and the accompaniment is something like |B |Bsus|B |A | The B section goes to an AM key center but returns to B by the last bar.
Interesting tune but I don’t like being so aware of harmonic changes. It feels a bit forced to me.

Scotland - Ireland

A nice tune from Cathal McConnell ("Long Expectant comes at last", 2000)

Re: Scotland-Ireland

Philou, your setting is note-for-note identical with the one posted by gian marco 16 years ago.

Re: Scotland-Ireland

A very meticulous observation, Nigel.
🙂
I’m guessing that Philou possibly posted the tune without checking that it was already here and Jeremy has amalgamated the two of them….. Or as we used to say re duplicate Police records "married them off". 😉