The Devils of Dublin
Here you go Josh. I pulled a version of this off the wooden flute tune data base last fall and tweaked the ornamentation to fit my style. Nice tune. You can make the melody flow more by replacing some of the rolls with strings of notes, so the A~F3 in the first half could be played AFDF instead, etc.
YOU’RE MY HERO!!!
Well, who’d have thought that the Merry Blacksmith would be a manifestation of the Dark Forces? This tune appears to be a version of the Merry Blacksmith, and not in the least diabolical - quite the opposite.
I heard this at my local session and I was told that it was the Michael Coleman version of the Merry Blacksmith. I didn’t realise it had a different name.
T:Devils of Dublin, The
S:Music Of Sligo by Peter Horan And Fred Finn
Z:gian marco pietrasanta
|:d2dA BAGB|AFBF A~F3|Ad(3ddd Adfd|(3efe df e~B3|
|dcBA BAGB|AFBF A~F3|ABde fece|1 dBAG FDFA:|2 dBAG FDD2||
|:a3g~f3e|deed BAFB|Ad(3ddd Adfd|e~B3 G~B3|
|agfe ~f3e|deed BAFB|ABde fece|1 dBAG FDD2:|2 dBAG FDFA||
var., part 2:
… |Adde Adfd|(3efe df efgf|
|a2ag effe|dcBA BAFB|ABde fAac|1 dBAG FDDf:|2 dBAG FDFA||
The Connacht Reel
While doing a search on tunepal.org, I fell on the above 4th setting as a possible match in addition to Devils of Dublin proposition. It is named The Connacht Reel from the Book "Treoir". I don’t remember from which database it is, so thanks to the original transcriptor.
Re : Connacht reel
This comes from Bill Black http://www.capeirish.com/webabc/collections/coll-index.html