The Hills Of Larraga jig

Also known as The Shoemakers Fancy.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Hills Of Larraga has been added to 1 tune set.

The Hills Of Larraga has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: The Hills Of Larraga
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
AG|:FDD cAA|dcA A{B}AG|FDD cAA|dcA ~G3|
FDD cAA|dcA B/c/de|~f3 ded|cAF ~G3:|
A2 d fed|cAB cde|dcA f{g}fd|cAF ~G3|
A2 d fed|cAB cde|~f3 d2 d|cAF ~G3:|
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Three comments

Hills of Larraga

I’ve picked up this tune from Mike Rafferty’s playing both on cds and at festival sessions. It strikes me as a very close relative to Old Hag You Have Killed Me, but worth knowing in its own right.

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The Hills of Larraga

I’d put a euro or two on this being ‘The Shoemakers Fancy’ in Roche 1.

David Taylor

Yes, it’s the same tune and also appears in Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. 2 as collected in Kinvara by Brendán Breathnach from the flute playing of the great Eddie Moloney in 1960. That might explain how Mike Rafferty had it, if it was in the Ballinakil flute repertoire (Larraga is the townland in Ballinakil where the Raffertys lived). Lesl Harker gives it both names in her Second Wind collection (#488) and transcribed it from Mike’s pipe playing. In that setting it’s quite similar to Breathnach’s, which also makes it sound like a piping tune.