The Chapel Bell (jig)
Source: Sweeter As The Years Roll By by James Keane
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta
T:Chapel Bell, The
S:Kevin Burke: Up Close
Z:gian marco pietrasanta
B2E EFA|Bde ~d3|edB BAF|d2e dBA|
B2E EFA|Bde ~d3|edB BAF|AFE EFA:|
|:Bee efe|def f2e|dBB BAB|d2e dBA|
Bee efe|def f2e|dBB BAF|AFE EFA:|
Catherine McEvoy recorded this as McCallum’s .
Here’s a really nice version I picked up from Seam Smyth’s playing on youtube…
T: Chapel Bell, The
|: FA | B2E EFA | B2 e dBd | edB BAB | dfe dBA |
B2E EFA | B2 e dBd | edB BAF | AFE E :|
|: FA | B2e efe | def ~f2e | dBB BAB | dg/f/e dBA |
B2e efe | def ~f2e | dBB BAF | AFE E :|
Terrible quality clip, sorry…..
Here a better clip, starts at 7.25
Bhí clog sa chill is níor bhinn clog é..
<< Had fierce Garbh Doire heard the sound of a bell in this western chapel,
he would have soon gone in and broken the clerics bell.
Had Fionn, the warrior, heard the sound of thy little bell,
Cleric, he would assuredly have gone to meet you
and you would not have been able to escape.
Had Conan of the Fiana heard the note of this bell
that comes to me from the west,
though all the clerics of the world had been present
they would all have been dead.
Had dear Caoilte heard it,
a man who did not refuse battle,
he would have gone in, no lie, and broken your little bells.
I am Oisin, Fionn’s good son: I believe in the God above, 0 Tailgeann.
Though tonight I am without the Fian,
without wealth, the bell’s note gives me pain.>>
The Chapel Bell played by Mary MacNamara on Geantrai
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbfNw1rg0Ds starting around 3:40. She calls it "Tommy McCarthy’s", and plays it in D dorian (as does Claire Keville on "The Daisy Field").
Here’s an approximation of Mary’s version:
T:The Chapel Bell
D3|:DED DEG|ADd c2e|dcA AGE|ccA GEC|
DED DEG|ADd c2e|dcA AGE|GED DEG:|
Add dcA|cde eed|cAA AGE|ccd cAG|
Add dcA|cde eed|cAA AGE GED DEG:|
X: 5 ~ “Wild Oats” / “The Chapel Bell”
S: Dermot Byrne
Track 8, the 2nd of 3 jigs…
didn’t think it was possible to get an A# on a single row D box ‘c’ :-P
The Chapel Bell
On the Cherish the Ladies album "The Backdoor", this tune is called "Redican’s" (track 3).
Re: The Chapel Bell
Orlaith McAuliffe (flute) and Brogan McAuliffe (concertina) with Colm McGonigle (harp) at The Herschel Arms, Slough
2nd tune here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dce2xaMkRo&feature=youtu.be&t=1m10s
The Chapel Bell, X:9
Some variations from Hudson & Cutler’s album Wizard Walk, among others.
This jig resembles The Rollicking Boys of Tandragee (https://thesession.org/tunes/1392), although is newer from what I’ve read.
The Chapel Bell, X:10
A few more variations, and rolls thrown in.
The Alan Kelly Gang play a really nice version of this on their album "Small Towns And Famous Nights", and The Navigators originally got me hooked on this jig with their album "Dance And Sing".
The Chapel Bell, X:13
Here’s how I learned it, in D, with the name MacCallum’s.
The Chapel Bell, X:14
From the playing of The Navigators.
On their record they play the last bunch of notes in each part an octave lower (more like the regular setting), as "BAF | GFD EGA" or "BAF | GFD E3". Live they play it the octave higher, which is an interesting variation from other settings.
They also play a B-note after that long f-note in the B Part, which I’ve changed to a d-note by preference.