This tune was written by Charlie Lennon of Co. Lietrim (fiddle & piano player), it’s one of the first tunes I learned by ear. I have to admit I like every tune I’ve ever heard by Charlie Lennon. Charlie as well as being a great fiddler is one of my favourite all time backers. People who slag off on piano have rarely heard players like Charlie Lennon or Felix Dolan.
yes,mr. mad, I have to say that Mr. Lennon is one of the few piano backers that I can listen to without curling me toes.Very tasty,IMO.
I will certainly try to give Mr. Dolan a go as well.
The last 2 bars of this transcription don’t work. Play it as CL wrote it - it sounds better.
|1 FGAc BGBd:|2 FGAc BGGA||
That should have been last 3 bars. The 3rd from last is |C2EC B,2DG|
D Whistle Version
Does any one have a Version that can be played on a D Whistle or Pipes?
D whistle version
Try something like this for the last few bars of the last part, Tony:
G2BG F2AF | ~E3F EDcB | c2ec B2dB |1 AGAB cdef :|2 AGAB c2 ||
The other parts fit fine on D whistle at least. I can’t speak for the pipes, as I know next to nothing about them.
X:4 from listening to Charlie and Frankie G, also taking cues from the setting in the Musical Memories book.
Kilty Town, X:5
Kilty Town, X:6
As taught to me by Tom Wilsbach of Portland, ME - similar to other versions here but very kind to pipes and flutes.
Kilty Town, X:7
This may do as a flute or whistle setting. It is not far off the fiddle version I know and just alter to the low notes in the 6th bar of the third part.