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).