PVB session playlist
|| DDD | DDC | DDD | GGEm | DDD | DDC | DDD | GGEm ||
|| GGD | GGC | GGD | GGEm | GGD | GGC | GEmG | GEmEm ||
As played in PVB session set with The Foxhunter’s Jig to begin with and followed by The Rakes of Westmeath.
It’s in Emin.
"It’s in Emin"
Are you telling us or asking us, Slainte?
True, the abc script says "Em". But the register it is written in suggests that it ought to be in D dorian - as it appears in the sheet music. Perhaps Jeremy has taken it upon himself to make a judicious alteration.
I changed it from Ddor to Em and now back.
“Last Night’s Fun” ~ slip jig ~ seeking resolution:
~ | BAB dBG ABc | B2 c dBG c2 A | def gfe dBG | BAG AGE G2 E | D6 ||
~ on D…
Oops, that final ‘D’ should have read:
| D9 || ~ or ~ | D3- D3- D3 ||
There’s a different tune with a better second part in Ryan’s and Goodman’s - I think it’s just "slip jig" in both.
The Eminor tune you link above is Paddy Be Easy.
PVB? Isin’t that a type of plastic?
Yeah, I think it might also be a fetish too? Is it contagious at all?
So Kevin, how about giving us one or both of those better second parts here in the comments?
There’s a translation of Breathnach’s note on the tune here…
notated in E dorian there, from Mrs. Dalton [concertina], Abbeyfeale, County Limerick, 1965
Last Night’s Fun, X:5
I like this version more or less from L.E. McCullough. Playing the long notes gives it a nice stop and go feel.
Last Night’s Fun, X:6
This is a version I learned from Kevin Crawford over ten years ago.
Last Night’s Fun, X:7
Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch. This version is similar to X:1 but, like some later settings, in Dmix. It’s a curious tune in that the tonic note in the second part seems to shift to ‘b’. Looking at where the semitones then lie, 1/2; 5/6, it moves to the phrygian mode ….? Lovely tune, quite quirky.