Port An Dreoilin jig

Also known as Farewell To Lisheen, Port A’ Bhand, Port An Bhand, Port And Bhand, The Wren’s.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Port An Dreoilin has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Port An Dreoilin
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dAd cBc|BAF AFD | dDd cBc|BAF E3 |
dfd cec|BAF ABd | D2F AFD|EFE D3 :|
# Added by Nfg .

Six comments

This tune is on the Chieftains Bells of Dublin CD. Does anyone know the meaning of the title?

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Port used to mean a type of harp tune. I suspect it may have become less specific over the years. The below paragraph comes from http://www.earlygaelicharp.info/music/about2.htm

A class of tune strongly associated with "Rory Dall" is the "port". Although the word originally meant "a tune", it came by the 17th century to refer to a specific type of harp tune. They are characterised by a number of features, most notably a rather vague overall melody, a formalised rising introduction which may be the remnants of a tuning prelude, and division into two unequal sections.

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Meaning of title

"Port" can mean simply "tune" in Irish or, more specifically, "jig," while "An Dreoilin" means "the wren." So I think the most straightforward translation of the title would be "The Wren’s Jig."

Yes, a duplication! ~ & a slide ~ originally submitted here:

Submitted on July 31st 2004 by kiwi.

as dubhghaill has pointed out, and you’ll find other transcriptions for this in the ‘comments’ …

"Port An Dreóilin" ~ CREDITING the source for this uncredited duplication

Source: "Music for the Sets - the Yellow Book"
Compiled by David J. Taylor
Dave Mallinson Publications, 1995

"Port An Dreóilin" ~ page 37
M: 12/8
R: slide

This is an an uncredited note-for-note rip-off of David Taylor’s transcription, though possibly a cut-and-paste of someone else’s rip-off… However, Taylor and the book have it as it is ~ a slide…