This is the second of a set of two slides under the same name on Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford’s "Star Above the Garter" recording. The transcription is from the playing of Johnny O’Leary.
The first slide in the set was called Padraic O’Keefe’s by Johnny O’Leary, and I think Tommy Peoples plays it as a jig called "The Bank of Turf" on his Iron Man album. I don’t think it is posted yet, and if not, I will put it up also.
On my copy of the Iron Man there is no jig called the Bank of Turf, but the final tune on the recording is a lovely reel also called Scarta Glen. It starts something like DFEF D2dB | cA(B)AG EFGE .
Bank of Turf
The Bank of Turf as a jig is posted here on the session as tune 1819. The slide form of the tune, as played in Slieve Luachra before the Scartaglen slide, can be found in Terry Moylan’s book on Johnny O’Leary as tune 38 under the name of Padraig O’Keefe’s slide (1).
Hi Matt- yes, the Scartaglen reel is another Slieve Luachra classic, and is always played after a tune which is called Banks of the Ilen in O’Neill’s.
The other Scartaglen slide
enirehtac, what is your source for the tune you posted?
2 completely different tunes, sharing the same name. Don’t know why the 2nd one’s been added here, as it deserves a place of its’ own. I know it from somewhere, but can’t remember where.
the second slide in G is in Matt Crannitch fiddle tutor..
The Scartaglen, X:3
This setting is based on Track 5 of the 1998 c.d. by Ruth Dornfeld, Joel Bernstein and Keith Murphy. They call it a jig. I love the way that the harmonica bends notes and chugs away at the melody til the fiddle bursts in and restores some decorum. Nice change into ‘Out on the Ocean’ too. Couldn’t recall how to re-"naturalise" notes (in ABC) after accidental f#’s in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd bars but hope that recognising it’s the key of C major will save me from the ABC polizie. Some excellent playing on this c.d., though very little Irish stuff.
Re: The Scartaglen
Setting 2 is a version of https://thesession.org/tunes/7449.