Leckan Mor jig

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Leckan Mor has been added to 6 tune sets.

Leckan Mor has been added to 138 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Leckan Mor
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
~B3 dcB | efb afd | ecc cde | gfe dcB |
FBB dcB | f2b afd | efg fdB |1 cdF B2F :|2 cdF B2f ||
abf afg | fdB Bcd | cde efg | fdB c2f |
abf afg | fdB Bcd | cde A2e | edc B2f ||
b2f afg | fdB Bcd | cde edc | def efa |
bfa efg | fdB BcA | cde def | fed edc ||
X: 2
T: Leckan Mor
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: FBB dcB | f2b afd | ecc cde | gfe dcB |
FBB dcB | efb afd | efg fdB | cdF B3 :|
fb2 faf | gfd BBc | dcd eef | gfd Bc2 |
fab faf | gfd BBc | dcd eA2 | eed cB2 |
fb2 faf | gfd BBc | dcd eed | cde fef |
abf ae2 | gfe Bc2 | Fcd ede | ffe ded :|
cB2 z3||
X: 3
T: Leckan Mor
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: FBB dcB | f2b afd | ecc cde | gfe dcB |
FBB dcB | efb afd | efg fdB |1 cdF B3 :|2 cdF B2f||
b2f afg | fdB Bcd | cde efg| fdB c2f |
b2f afg | fdB Bcd | cde A2e | edc B2f |
b2f afg | fdB Bcd | cde edc | def efa |
bfa efg | fdB c2F | cde def | fed edc |]

Six comments

This tune, from the pen of Cillian Vallely, comes from Lunasa’s fine new recording "Se". There’s a lot of drive in this tune!

A very nice tune, I will say. What exactly does "Leckan Mór" mean, anyways?

Leckan More

Most likely a placename : An Leacain Mhór is a townland up in Co Down

See database of placenames in Ireland: http://www.logainm.ie

Posted .

Cillian wrote that is is named after a place in the Mourne mountains that was overlooked by Leckan Mor and Leckan Beag. Somewhere near Rostrevor, Co.Down.

I like the "strathspey-ish" taste given by the crotchet / quaver of the second setting ! It has been found at https://sites.google.com/site/veryslowsessions/tunes-1/lockan-mor under the mis-spelled name of "Lockan Mór".
I don’t know the original version of Lunasa but played very slowly, I suppose it could have been a waltz…

Re: Leckan Mor

This tune was written by Cillian and named after a house he lived in for a while in Rostrevor and the house itself is called Leckan Mór. I was written for friend Liam Baxter from Rostrevor who would be a friend of the Valelly Family. Liam is great supporter of Culture and Arts in south Down and is an absolute gentleman!