The Sliabh League slip jig

Also known as The Slieve League.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Sliabh League has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Sliabh League
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: FAA AFd AFD | G2 B BGB Bcd |\
F2 A AFB ABc | dAF DEF E2 D :|
|: d2 B AFA A^GA | Bee eaf gfe |\
d2 B AFB ABc |1 dAF DEF E2 D :|2 dfa agf e2 d |]
X: 2
T: The Sliabh League
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: F2 A A2 d AFD | G2 B B2 ^A BB/c/d |\
F2 A A2 F ABc | dAF DEF E2 D :|
|: d2 B AFA A^GA | B2 e e2 f gfe |\
d2 B A^GA A>Bc | dAF DEF E2 D :|
X: 3
T: The Sliabh League
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: FAA AFd AFD | G2 B BGB Bcd |F2 A AFd ABc | dAF DEF E2 D :|
|: d2 B AFA A^GA | Bee eaf gfe |d2 B AFB ABc |1 dAF DEF E2 D :|2 dfa agf e2 d |]
# Added by JACKB .

Four comments

“The Slieve League Slip Jig” ~ from the playing of Con Cassidy

On the CD this is given as a ‘untitled / gan ainm’. The notes continue ~

"This slip jig was common around Teileann and Gleann Cholmcille. The Gleann Cholmcille version has a low ending in both parts, Con plays the Teileann version where the second part has the high ending."

This tune is very familiar to me, and I also mean outside of Con’s influence. I did several searches here and elsewhere and have not found an exact match for it yet, but I have also only searched for it so far in the key given. As both areas mentioned in the notes are in the realm of Slieve League, until a ‘proper’ name is found, I’ve given it this geographic connection rather than leave it just another nameless wonder. It also allows it to link up with the recording ~ which as said previously, is highly recommended…

Here is an approximation of the Gleann Cholmcille version with some of my occassional ways with it ~

X: 2
T: The Slieve League
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: D Major
|: F2 A A2 d AFD | G2 B B2 ^A BB/c/d | F2 A A2 F ABc | dAF DEF E2 D :|
|: d2 B AFA A^GA | B2 e e2 f gfe | d2 B A^GA A>Bc | dAF DEF E2 D :|

It does bear similarities to several other slip jigs I’ve checked out ~ but nothing yet that I’ve found that is close enough for me to consider it as the same tune… It would be great if someone else finds a match. I will keep looking…

Con occassionally gives the penultimate beat this kind of treatment ~ D>EF ~

~ | dAF D>EF E2 D :|

Another Great Tune!

I’m really going to have to get that CD! :)

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