T: Back To Skibbereen
EFA B2B|ABd B2B|EFA B2B|A2B AFD|
EFA B2B|ABd B3| BAF AFD|1 EFD E2 B:|2 EFD EFA||
B2e efg|fef d3|g2g gfe|fdA B3|
d2d dcB|ABG FGA|BGE AFD|1 EFD EFA:|2 EFD E2 B||
Also known as Back To Skibereen.
There is 1 recording of this tune.
Back To Skibbereen has been added to 36 tunebooks.
First tune I post on thesession!
I heard this tune on Garry Walsh’s CD "Uncovered". Skibbereen is a lovely town in West Cork where I lived for a year (and learned about irish music). The tune really fits the mood I’m in when I want to be "back in Skibbereen"….
Do you know anything about it’s age or origins?
Garry Walsh writes that he learned the tune from the lilting of his mother who is from Skibbereen and who in turn learned it from her father…. Most of the tunes on the CD are old, nearly forgotten tunes from the playing of his grandparents - from West Cork and Drogheda