The Baltighoran slip jig

Also known as Baltyoran, Baulthy Oura.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Baltighoran has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Baltighoran
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: E |FAd FAd AFD | FAd FAd c2 E |\
FAd FAd AFD | G2 G EcB c2 :|
|: D/E/ |FGA AFd A2 D | FF/G/A AFd c2 E |\
FGA AFd A2 D | cGB AGF c2 :|
|: E |D2 d dcB AFD | D2 d def g2 e |\
dfe dcB AF/E/D | G2 G EcB c2 :|
|: A/G/ |FD/E/F GEG AFD | FF/F/F GG/G/G c2 E |\
F2 F G2 G AFD | cGB AGF c2 :|
X: 2
T: The Baltighoran
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: A/G/ | FAd FAd AFD | FAd FAd c2 E | FAd FAd AFD | BGG AGF c2 :|
|: E | FGA AFd AFD | FGA AFd c2 E | FGA AFd AFD | BGG AGF c2 :|
|: E | ded dcB AFD | ded def g2 e | ded fdB AFD | GFG EcB c2 :|
|: E | FFF GGG AFD | FFF GGG c2 E | FFF GGG AFD | BGG AGF c2 :|
X: 3
T: The Baltighoran
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: A | F2 d FAd AFD | F2 d FAd c2 A | F2 d FAd AFD | E2 d BdB c2 :|
|: A | F2 A AFd AFD | F2 A AFd c2 A | F2 A AFd AFD | E2 d BdB c2 :|
|: e | d2 d d^cB AFD | d2 d def g2 e | d^cd B/c/dB AFD | E2 d BdB c2 :|
|: A | F2 F G2 G AFD | F2 F GFG c2 A | F2 F G2 G AFD | E2 d B/^c/dB =c2 :|
X: 4
T: The Baltighoran
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: A | ~ |: A/G/ | ~ |: a | ~ |: a/g/ | ~
|: E | ~ |: E/G/ | ~ |: e | ~ |: e/g/ | f2 d d^cd AF/E/D | ~
|: D | ~ |: D/E/ | ~ |: d | ~ |: d/e/ | ~
~ | GFG EcB c2 :| ~ | G2 G EcB c2 :|
~ | cGB AGF c2 :| ~ | c2 B AFD c2 :|
~ | BGG AGF c2 :| ~ | B2 G AGF c2 :|
~ | EGd B/c/dB c2 | ~ | E2 d BdB c2 :|

Six comments

“Baulthy Oura” ~ O’Farrell’s Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes”

Volume IV, 1810
K: D Mixolydian (some notations show it as D Major)
|: A/G/ | FAd FAd AFD | FAd FAd c2 E | FAd FAd AFD | BGG AGF c2 :|
|: E | FGA AFd AFD | FGA AFd c2 E | FGA AFd AFD | BGG AGF c2 :|
|: E | ded dcB AFD | ded def g2 e | ded fdB AFD | GFG EcB c2 :|
|: E | FFF GGG AFD | FFF GGG c2 E | FFF GGG AFD | BGG AGF c2 :|

This transcription is also identical to the following:

"Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Slip Jigs & Waltzes"
The Fiddler’s Tune-Book Seris ~ edited by Peter Kennedy
200 traditional airs with chords
Dave Mallinson Publications, 1999
ISBN: 1-899512-51-9

Page3, Tune 3: "Baltyoran" / "Baltighoran"

“The Baltighoran” ~ some other ‘borrowings’ & possibilities

K: D Mixolydian
|: A | F2 d FAd AFD | F2 d FAd c2 A | F2 d FAd AFD | E2 d BdB c2 :|
|: A | F2 A AFd AFD | F2 A AFd c2 A | F2 A AFd AFD | E2 d BdB c2 :|
|: e | d2 d d^cB AFD | d2 d def g2 e | d^cd B/c/dB AFD | E2 d BdB c2 :|
|: A | F2 F G2 G AFD | F2 F GFG c2 A | F2 F G2 G AFD | E2 d B/^c/dB =c2 :|

I also understand this is in the Edward Bunting Collection, which is one I don’t have on hand… I’d love to see how that would compare to the three transcriptions already given here. Since he was shy of unusual key signatures he probably bawdlerized it as ‘major’ just to make it easier for him to chord…

~ another few options for the final measure ~ | c2 B AFD c2 :|

A few options, first & last:

|: A | ~ |: A/G/ | ~ |: a | ~ |: a/g/ | ~
|: E | ~ |: E/G/ | ~ |: e | ~ |: e/g/ | f2 d d^cd AF/E/D | ~
|: D | ~ |: D/E/ | ~ |: d | ~ |: d/e/ | ~

~ | GFG EcB c2 :| ~ | G2 G EcB c2 :|
~ | cGB AGF c2 :| ~ | c2 B AFD c2 :|
~ | BGG AGF c2 :| ~ | B2 G AGF c2 :|
~ | EGd B/c/dB c2 | ~ | E2 d BdB c2 :|

You could be consistent and always use the same lead-in and final measure, and you could end on something other than c2…

Edward Bunting this ain’t ~

This isn’t the tune in the Edward Bunting collection, that is:

"Baltiorum" / "Baaltiorum"
Key signature: Gmajor
Submitted on February 8th 2007 by ceolachan.
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This is a wonderful tune! I especially love the last part - great fun to play on the fiddle. Thanks for sharing it.