This is another tune I learned from Kevin Crawford. I believe it’s by Liz Carroll
The Leading Role
This Liz Carroll tune is played in the key of A major when it follows Carroll’s tune "That’s Right Too" on both the 1992 "Trian" recording and Johnny Connolly’s recording "Drioball Na Fáinleoige," where the two-tune set is called "The Trip To Barbados."
The basic fiddle setting of the first pass through the tune on the "Trian" recording would go something like this. The quarter notes are played by sliding to them—-from below for c2/e2 and from above for A,2.
T: The Leading Role
| c2BA FECB, | A,2CE FECE | c2BA FAEB | cFAF cFAB |
c2BA FECB, | A,2CE FECE | c2BA FECB, | B,A,CE A3B |
c2BA FECB, | A,2CE FECE | c2BA FAEB | cFFF FFAB |
ccBA FECB, | A,2CE FECE | c2BA FECB, | B,A,CE A2Ac |
eAeA eece | ffec BAFA | cFAF cFAB | c2BA FECE |
eABA e2ce | ffec BAFA | c2BA FECB, | B,A,CE A2Ac |
eABA e2ce | ffec BAFA | cFAF cFAB | c2BA FECE |
e2cA eAce | ffec BAFA | c2BA FECB, | B,A,CE A3B ||
here it is at 1:18
and great playing here (at 2:06)
BTW ignore the titles that say the 3rd tune is "That’s right too" - that’s another (good) Liz Carroll tune
Leading Role, X:5
As heard on Caepaval, the title track of the album ‘Storymap’ by Eamonn Coyne ft. Kris Drever (2013)
Leading Role, X:6
A flute/whistle-friendly version in Liz’s original key (A major).