This is transcribed from Kevin Crehan’s An Bhabog Sa Bhadog. When trawling through to see if this one had been posted, I saw that people had suggested a tune of the same name was the same as Young Tom Ennis (named the Banshee’s Wail over the Mangle Pit by Martin Hayes; almost identical version played by Brian Rooney in Leitram to London). The A part is certainly similar, but the B part is quite different. Again, another suggestion for an identically named tune seems to have been Bryan O’Lynn, but although there’s a similarity in some respects I think they’re quite different tunes.
The Mouse in the Cupbaord
This seems to be an jnteresting variation on ‘the Mouse in the Cupboard’ https://thesession.org/tunes/1454
Sufficiantly different for it to stand vey nicely on its own but I feel the link has to be made.
Now that’s a very good point. Change the key to Gmaj and they go together like beans and cornbread. After reading hetty’s posting I looked up the Fiddler’s Companion (http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers). Here’s what Andrew Kuntz has to say:
SCULLY CASEY’S JIG . Irish, Jig. A Minor (Breathnach): A Mixolydian (Feldman & O’Doherty). Standard. AABB. The tune has been called a dorian mode setting of “The Mouse in the Cupboard,” originally in the major mode. Source for notated version: fiddler Peter Turbit [Feldman & O’Doherty]. Breathnach (CRE III), 1985; No. 16, pg. 9. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland), vol. 3; 60. Feldman & O’Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1978; pg. 233 (appears as second “Untitled Jig” on page). Green Linnet SIF 3002, Kevin Burke & Jackie Daly – “Eavsedropper.”
Have just this minute put the two together (albeit on piano - easier to rattle the two off in their differing keys) with "mouse in the cupboard" first in ‘G’major then into "Sculey Casey’s" in ‘G’ minor. Brilliant!!!
Am now looking forward to my renovated B/C/C# box to try them out on. Thanks a bunch ‘Gerrrrrrrrrrrreat’