Maybe I should have put the Key to G lydian, as this tune has a very "G-ish" feel to it. Ah, too late now - I picked this tune up from a recording of a Chicago Area session that a friend mailed to me. McGoldrick is known for fun although not very traditional tunes. This one seems traditional enough for me.
I’ve just found this tune is already available at Helga’s tune book and was surprised it’s recorded by Scottish band, Deaf Shepherd. Although they play it as a nameless tune, this is definitely Michael McGoldrick’s composition, considering Clare McLaughlin, a fiddler with the band, picked it up from a bonjo player from Manchester.
I personally feel his tunes are traditional enough if compared to average modern compositions. No one could disagree that "Farewell to Whalley Range" is a great slip jig. It’s available at IrishTunes.net.
You can hear Michael,Karen Tweed,John McCusker,Ian Carr and Tomai Taylor play this tune and 49 others in session on the web and play along.Head to bbc radio 2 site /folk/mike harding/click on The Virtual Session link.Each set is played three times,it`s a great idea!
McGoldrick session link
should take you there.l
Here’s a version based closely on McGoldrick’s playing himself, along with John McCusker and Karen Tweed, from the BBC virtual session.
C: Mick McGoldrick
~f3 efg|fdA GFE|FAd GBe|FAd cde|
~f3 efg|fdA GFE|FAd GBe|1 Adc d2 e:|Adc d2 c||
~B3 BAB |f2 a fec|ece fec|Ace fec|
~B3 BAB|fea fec|ece fec|1 BcA B2 A:|2 BcA Bde||
They also play the first part as:
~f efg|fdA GFE|FAd GBe|AB/c/d/ efg|
~f3 efg|fdA GFE|FAd GBe|1 Adc d2 e:|
and a nice variation on the B part ending to get back to the A part:
ece fef|~g3 age||
McGoldrick Live Recording
You can hear and see Mr. McGoldrick play this tune live on Kate Rusby’s "Live In Leed" DVD in the song "I Courted A Sailor". He is accompanied by John McCusker here as well, and what a great tune! At the end of the song Kate Rusby introduces it as "Snoring Khazi", and alludes to what sounds like an interesting story about the title. I would love to hear that story!
This tune doesn’t have a title, I asked Mike about it and he never did put a title on it. Mike and Dezi Donnelly played it a lot when they were in Toss the Feathers, he wrote it quite a long time ago. It’s usually played in A. I suspect the "Snoring Khazi" is just a joke, but perhaps it’s now called that since the Kate Rusby incident.
"I personally feel his tunes are traditional enough if compared to average modern compositions. No one could disagree that "Farewell to Whalley Range" is a great slip jig. It’s available at IrishTunes.net." Slainte
Totally agree…saw it last night by chance and played it through for ages..magic stuff!
T: Mick McGoldrick’s
f3 e2 g|fdA G3|FAF GBG|AdA cde|
f3 e2 g|fdA G3|FAF GBG|Adc d3:|
B3 BAB|fBf fec|eAe fed|cea ecA|B3 BAB|
fBf fec|1 eAe fec|cBA B3:|2 eAe fAf|gAg a2 g||
"Snoring Khazi" - rescued duplication with ‘adjustments’
Submitted on June 15th 2011 by Mutts.
T: Snoring Khazi
C: Michael McGoldrick
|: d3 cde | dBF E3 | DFB EGC | FAB CDE |
d3 cde | dBF E3 | DFB EGC |[1 FBA BCE :|[2 FBA BAF ||
G2 G GFG | d2 f dcA | c2 c dcA | FAc dcA |
G2 G GFG | d2 f dcA |[1 c2 c dcA | GBF G2 F :|[2 c2 c dcc | g3 gfe |]
Snoring Khazi - By Michael McGoldrick. Transposed as faithfully as I can make out from the performance of it with Kate Rusby and her band as part of the song "I courted a Sailor". This is the first time I have used ABC notation, so I hope it works out OK. Apologies to Mr McGoldrick if it’s wrong…. He should play slower… 🙂
# Posted on June 15th 2011 by Mutts
And it is a major key. From memory I think it is played in F in that performance to fit the song. It was written in D though. Nice tune.
# Posted on June 15th 2011 by No Cause For Alarm
|: G2 G GFG | ~ I forgot the opening repeat sign on the B-part…
B Rad: ‘Maybe I should have put the Key to G lydian’
G, or B, of F-sharp ‘drones’ all work to a point and to a different affect effect…
E.g.: the second part sounds kinda ‘Classical Indian’ over a G drone…
But if you omit any external accompaniment, the tune is obviously in Dmaj/Bmin which works reasonably well over a single D drone.
And that’s if you’re obsessed with drone accompaniment or ‘objective’ modality… and there’s no need to be!
How is this a slip jig? It’s looks and sounds like a 6/8 time signature.
Not "Whalley Range"
The tunes posted above are not "Farewell To Whalley Range" - this is :
Did someone edit the title ?
A powerful setting as played on whistle by Leo McCann on his 2000 album ‘If Anyone Can’.