Cnocán An Teampaill jig

Also known as Cath Cnoc Na Ndos, Church Hill, The Church Hill, Church Street, Cnoc Na Teampaill, Cnocan’ Teampaill, Kitty The Rag, I’m In Love With You.

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

Cnocán An Teampaill has been added to 3 tune sets.

Cnocán An Teampaill has been added to 53 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Cnocán An Teampaill
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
cBc A2 D | FAD GED | cBc A2 D | dcA GED :|
E3 c2 E | c2 E GED | E3 c2 e | dcA GED |
E3 c2 E | d2 E c2 E | E3 c2 e | dcA GED ||
A2 G FDF | FDF FED | A2 G FAD | ABc GED :|
X: 2
T: Cnocán An Teampaill
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:cBc A2D | FAD GED | cBc A2D | dcA GED |
cBc A2D | D3 GED | cBc AGE | GED D3 ||
|:E3 c2E | c2E GED | E3 c2e | dcA GED |
E3 c2E | d2 E c2E | E3 c2e | dcA GED ||
|:A2G FDF | FDF GED | A2G FAD | DFA GED |
A2G D3 | FDF GED | A2G FAD | D3 GED ||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: Cnocán An Teampaill
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
d|cAG A2A | ABG A2d | cAG A2A | ABA GED :|
EDE c2E | c2E GED | EDE cde | dcA GED :|
X: 4
T: Cnocán An Teampaill
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|cAG A3 | ABG A2d | cAG A3 | ABA GED :|
|EDE c2E | c2E GED | EDE cde | dcA GED :|
# Added by JACKB .

Fifteen comments

A wonderfully wonderful kick ass schlide/single jiggy jig jig that I learned from my pipe teach, Patrick Hutchinson.

I do believe he said he learned it off an old recording [the wax cylinder ones] and that it’s the ending tune to a longer, descriptive piece… Possibly Battle of Aughrim? Anywho, absolutely LOVE this tune.

Cheers,
Armand

A slide? It sounds like a normal pipe jig to me.

Ahhh. Yes, I can see/hear it now. I don’t know what made me put it in 12/8, but it does indeed make more sense in 6/8. ::changes::

Cheers,
Armand

3 parts?

Is this supposed to be three parts, with the last two measures of 12/8 repeated?

Also, as a variation, f naturals sound nice.

Happy New Year!
Peter

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Yes… I also wrote out the 2nd part without repeats ‘cause I thought it was pointless to do a 1st and second ending.

Cheers,
Armand

Church st

Not called Church st but indeed part of a descriptive piece: Gol na mBan. The recording by Mici ‘Cumba’ playing it. Pat Mitchell recorded it during the seventies on his lp.

The tune is that of the jig danced at the grave by the lamenting women

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Church Hill

Part of Gol na mBan, but I think the jig itself is called Cnocan’ Teampaill, or Church Hill. It can also be found on David Power’s "the eighteen Moloney", Éanna Ó Cróinín’s "Ceol Ársa na bPíob" (at the end of Cath Chnoc na nDos) and The Bonny Men album (at the end of the "Planxty" track).

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Church Street, X:2

A version I play

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Church Street, X:3

Another setting heard played on concertina by Mairead Hurley on this video (from 2’50) https://youtu.be/k68EExhy-3c?t=2m50s

This is quite different from the former tune in the 1st part, the 2nd part being more similar. No 3rd part…
(But why this tune makes me think of "The Priest in his boots ?)
By the way, who decided to put "Church Street" as the main title of this tune ? Cnocán means "hillock" and Teampall "church/temple", so I would rather have Church Hill or Cnocán Teampaill as main title.

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I’ve changed the title - it’s never been known as ‘Church Street’.

Cnocán Teampaill is the title used in the Goodman MS.

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I was told it was called "Church street" by the man who passed me this tune, and that it was a march. Even if the name is a distortion of the original, in this site people usually record such names to help others.

p.s. The title "Church street" is (mis)used on the album Copley Street by Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta.

Re: Cnocán An Teampaill

I think the problem here is that this site was the source of the ‘distortion’ of the name in the first place!

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