The Further, The Deeper jig

Also known as Boc Liath Nan Gobhar, Dean Cadal ‘s Fan Samhach A Chuillean A Ruin, Drive The Cows Home, The Farther In The Deeper, The Further In The Deeper, The Grey Buck, The Maids Of Kintail.

There are 16 recordings of this tune.

The Further, The Deeper appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Further, The Deeper has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Further, The Deeper has been added to 108 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: The Further, The Deeper
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:E|ABd edB|dBA A2B|GAB dgd|BGG G2g|
fed efg|aAA e2a|g2e dBd|eAA A2:|
|:d|ege ege|dBA A2B|ded dgd|BGG G2g|
fed efg|aAA e2a|g2e dBd|eAA A2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Further, The Deeper
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
ege edB|dBA A2B|~G3 GBd|BGF G2g|
fed efg|aAa e2f|~g3 dBd|1 ecA A2d:|2 ecA Ae/f/g||
~a3 efg|aea e2f|gfg def|gfg de/f/g|
[1~a3 efg|aba e2 f|~g3 dBd|ecA Afg:|
[2 agf gfe|fed edB|g3 dBd|ecA ABd||
3
X: 3
T: The Further, The Deeper
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
A|: ege edB | dBA A2B | GBA Gge | dBA G2g |
fed ef^g | a^ga e2f | g2e dBd |1 ecA A2d :|2 ecA A2e ||
|: aga efg | aga e2f | gfg def | gec d2e |
[1 aga efg | aga e2f | g2e dBd | ecA A2g :|
[2 agf gfe | fed edB | g2e dBd | ecA A2d ||
4
X: 4
T: The Further, The Deeper
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:~e3 edB|dBA A2g|ded d{c}BA|BAG G2g|
fed efg|aAA e2a|gge dB/c/d|1 eAG AB/c/d:|2 eAG Ace||
|:a2a efg|aba e2a|~g3 def|~g3 d2g|
fed efg|aAA e2a|gge dB/c/d|1 eAG Ace:|2 eAG AB/c/d||
5
X: 5
T: The Further, The Deeper
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:e3 edB|dBA A2B|G3 GBd|edB AB/c/d|
e3 efg|aea e2f|g3 dB/c/d|1 ecA A2d:|2 ecA Ae/f/g||
|:a3 efg|aea e2f|g3 gfe|dBA AB/c/d|
[1a3 efg|aea e2 f|g3 dB/c/d|ecA Afg:|
[2 agf gfe|fed edB|g3 dB/c/d|ecA A3||
# Added by JACKB .

Nine comments

It seems on John Doherty’s recording as "The Farther in the Deeper."

Sleeve notes on "The Floating Bow":

John associated this tune with a piper who attempted to make a journey underground through the caves between Maghera near Ardara and Glencolmcille in south-west Donegal. This is the last tune that the intrepid piper was heard to play and according to John he was ‘attacked by some wild animal or some wild beast or something, and he never returned.’

I’ve just watched Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Dermot Byrne play this: http://www.rte.ie/tv/thefullset/ep6.html Click "Watch an exclusive online performace."

If you are in Ireland, you can watch the programme in a couple of hours. If not, the entire show will be available on the web in a day.

The Farther in the Deeper

This can be found in The Gesto Collection of Highland Music (Leipsig, 1893) as "Boc Liath Nan Gobhar" or "The Grey Buck", and later in the same collection as "Dean Cadal ‘s Fan Samhach a Chuillean a Ruin".

Drive the Cows Home - Sunny Banks CD

My setting above is taken off the Sunny Banks CD with Edel Fox and Neil Byrne