A cousin of The Humours of Ennistymon, Coppers & Brass etc. Tommy Peoples plays it on his album The Iron Man, with Daith
Planxty play it a little differently, I got it from their recording (and was aided by this site in the details). Great tune!
In any case, I play the first few bars AG | FFD DAF | G E3 , and starting from the 3rd bar in the second part G3 E3 | AGA EFG which is (more or less) the way I heard Planxty play it. Just felt like telling you that because I really like that variation.
Source: Mike Rafferty - speed 78
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta
Great tune, but it was already posted as "The Queen of the Rushes": https://thesession.org/tunes/710 I personally prefer Gian Marco’s transcription though. It’s definitely in Dmix.
It appears as "The Chorus Jig" on Maeve Donnelly and Peadar O’Loughlin’s recent duet album. It seem an East Galway tune.
S:Mike Rafferty - speed 78
Z:gian marco pietrasanta
AG|:F2D DAF|G2E EDE|F2D DAD|AFD DAG|
F2D DAF|G2E EDE|F2A GEA|1DED DAG:|2DED D2|:B|
c2A Bcd|ecA AGE|d2e fed|ecA AGE|
c2A Bcd|ecA AGE|~F3 GEA|1DED D2:|2DED D|:EG|
~A3 dAF|~A3 dAF|~G3 EGE|cBc EFG|
~A3 dAF|~A3 dAG|EFF GEA|DED D:|
The Chorus Jig
Listen to Eddie Moloney play this jig: http://www.lafferty.ca/music/irish/flute-geezers/edmaloney5.mp3 Eddie was from Ballinakill, East Galway, where Mike Rafferty comes from.
Not in Dmaj!
And of course, Dmix is the correct key for this tune.
I’ve just listened to Mr. Raffery playing a tune called "The Bower." It’s a reel. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikerafferty
The Chorus Reel mistaken for the jig?
I’ve checked out some recordings here (Jerry O’sullivans - Invasion, Paddy in the smoke) and it seems that the chorus IS there but as a reel.
What say you?
Ofer, it just says "Recordings of a tune by this name." The link doesn’t bring you directly to the tune you are looking for.
Here’s a tune called "The Chorus Reel": https://thesession.org/tunes/779
I kearned this version in G from Munich piper Rolf Knüsel who got it from Maire Ni Ghrada.
T: Queen Of The Rushes, The
dc|:B2G GdB|c2A AGA|B2G GdA|cAG FGA|
B2G B2G|c2A c2A|ded cAd|1 ~G3 Gdc:|2 GAG G g2||
|:fed efg|afd cAd|~g3 bag|afd d2e|
=fed e^fg|afd cAd|ded cAd|1 G3 G g2:|2 G3 GBc||
d (3Bcd gdB|d (3Bcd gdB|cBc ABc|ABc ABc|
d (3Bcd gdB|d (3Bcd gdc|cBc Adc|BGF GBc:||
The jig posted here is, indeed, "Queen of the Rushes" and not "The Bower." I wrote "The Bower" and gave it to Mike after being inspired by his music. Mike was kind enough to record it, in a set with "Jenny Picking Cockles." Unfortunately, a couple of the tracks on Speed 78 are mis-labeled, which has resulted in some confusion. Thanks — Paul Wells.
I once see this listed as "Queen of Russia" though I will never add it as an alternative title on this site.
You can listen to legendary East Galway fluter Eddie Moloney play it: http://www.lafferty.ca/files/flute-geezers/edmaloney5.mp3 (from Rich Lafferty’s flute tape page: http://www.lafferty.ca/music/irish/flute-geezers)
“The Queen of the Rushes” = “The Chorus Jig”
Key signature: D Mixolydian
Submitted on August 12th 2005 by gian marco.
A duplication / another transcript…
Slainte: "Not in Dmaj! —- And of course, Dmix is the correct key for this tune".
Tommy Peoples has it in Dmaj and this is the version that has been transcribed here. You might disagree with TP’s interpretation but I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s incorrect…
Key of G
Great tune! I had work on Paddy O’Hare’s version of it, which I like most. Here it is my transcription. Hope you enjoy! :)
T: Queen Of The Rushes, The
S: Paddy O’Hare - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH7W6qij57o
Z: Alex Navar
dc|BBB GBd|cBc ABc|BBB GBd|cAG FGA|
BBB GBd|cBc ABc|ded cAG|1 AGF G:|2 AGF Gg2||
|:fed efg|afd cAF|GBd gdg|afd d2g|
fed efg|afd cAF|ded cAG|1 AGF Gg2:|2 AGF ABc|
|:d3 gfB|d3 gfB|c3 ABc|ABc ABc|
d3 gfB|d3 gfc|BBB cAF|1AGF GAB:|2 AGF G3||
My favourite version
With the 3rd part played first here. Also, you can hear the ornamentation as it was intended.
This is a version of the Queen of the Rushes: https://thesession.org/tunes/710
The Queen Of The Rushes, X:8
Bit of a Pipey version I’ve picked up over the years - the C# in the second part gives it a bit of a lift, I think.