Leckan Mor jig

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Leckan Mor has been added to 12 tune sets.

Leckan Mor has been added to 172 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
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||
2
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||
3
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||
4
X: 4
T: Leckan Mor
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:EAA cBA|e2a gec|dBB Bcd|fed cBA|
EAA cBA|e2a gec|def ecA|1 BcE A3:|2 BcE A2e||
|:a2e gef|ecA ABc|Bcd def|ecA B2e|
a2e gef|ecA ABc|Bcd G2d|dcB A2e|
a2e gef|ecA ABc|Bcd dcB|cde deg|
aeg def|ecA B2E|Bcd cde|edc dcB||
# Added by JACKB .
5
X: 5
T: Leckan Mor
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
|:DGG BAG|d2g fdB|cAA ABc|edc BAG|
DGG BAG|d2g fdB|cde dBG|1 ABD G3:|2 ABD G2d||
|:g2d fde|dBG GAB|ABc cde|dBG A2d|
g2d fde|dBG GAB|ABc F2c|cBA G2d|
g2d fde|dBG GAB|ABc cBA|Bcd cdf|
gdf cde|dBG A2D|ABc Bcd|dcB cBA||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven 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!