Palm Sunday jig

Also known as Casog An Mairnealaig, The Mariner’s Frock, Scully Casey’s.

There are 30 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Humours Of Kiltyclogher (a few times), The Burnt Old Man (a few times), The Dusty Miller (a few times) and I Ne’er Shall Wean Her (a few times).

Palm Sunday has been added to 13 tune sets.

Palm Sunday has been added to 309 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Palm Sunday
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
B|:AGE G2E|G2E G2E|A2B c2d|e2d efg|
~e3 dBA|BAG Bcd|edc BAG|B2A A2B:|
|:~a3 efg|aga bge|gfg gfe|dBA GBd|
efg ded|BAG Bcd|edc BAG|B2A A2B:|
X: 2
T: Palm Sunday
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: B |AGE G2 E G2 E G2 B | A2 B c2 d e2 d efg |
e3 dBA BAG Bcd | edc BAG B2 A A2 :|
|: e |a^ga e^fg a^ga b=ge | gfg g=fe dBG GBd |
efg ded BAG Bcd | edc BAG B2 A A2 :|
X: 3
T: Palm Sunday
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: B |AGE G2 E G2 E E2 G | A2 B c2 d e2 ^d efg |
edB d2 A B2 A BB/c/d | edc BAG B2 A A2 :|
|: e |a^ga efg a^ga e2 f | g2 g gg/f/e dBA G2 d |
ee/f/g d2 [dg] BAG B2 d | edc B2 G B2 A A2 :|
X: 4
T: Palm Sunday
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: A |AGE G2 A G2 E E2 D | EAA c2 d e2 d def |
g3 gfe dcB c2 d | edc BAG B2 A A2 :|
|: z |a2 a a^ga a2 e e2 f | g2 a g2 e dBG GBd |
g2 g e2 e dcB c2 d | edc BAG B2 A A2 :|
X: 5
T: Palm Sunday
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
B|:AGE G2E|G2E G2E|A2B c2d|e2d efg|
e3 dBA|BAG Bcd|edc BAG|1B2A A2B:|2B2A A2e||
|:a3 efg|a3 bge|g3 gfe|dBA GB/c/d|
efg ded|BAG Bcd|edc BAG|1B2A A2e:|2B2A A2B||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 6
T: Palm Sunday
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
B|:AGE FGE|FGE FGE|A2B c2d|e2d efg|~e3 dBA|BAG Bcd|edc BAG|B2A A2B:|
a3 efg|a3 bge|g3 gfe|dBA GB1/2c1/2d|efg ded|BAG Bcd|edc BAG|B2A A2B|
a3 bge|g3 gfe|dBG GB1/2c1/2d|e2g ded|BAG Bcd|edc BAG|B2a A2b||

Fourteen comments

Beware of another title

As far as I know, two tunes have the title "Scully Casey’s." This is not the one that John Williams and Dervish play.

Palm Sunday

Another source: Jack and Jimmy Coen play this on their
Cd: ’ Traditional Irish Music for Flute and Guitar’
Track 2; paired as: Palm Sunday / Rath Amhain, as D jigs

Crawford’s Version

Kevin takes the first two bars like this:

B|AGE FGE|FGE FGE

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Aren’t they slides?

Maybe it’s because they play fast, but I think the tunes are not jigs but slides.

X: 2 “Palm Sunday” ~ the history bit

S: O’Neill: "1001 Gems - The Dance Music of Ireland", 1907, page 31, tune #93
R: single jig / slide

Note: O’Neill tended to use the conventions of his day and transcribe tunes like this as 6/8. The modern practice of notating them as 12/8 fits the phrasing and structure of this tune better.

X: 3 “Palm Sunday”

Other possibilities…

X: 4 “The Mariner’s Frock” ~ more history

S: O’Neill: "1001 Gems - The Dance Music of Ireland", 1907, page 80, tune #400
R: single jig / slide

X5: Palm Sunday

approx. as played by Michael McGoldrick And John McSherry on "At First Light"

Palm Sunday, X:6

as palyed by Lunasa. The second time round of the B part is a little different

Re: Palm Sunday

I really like this tune so much. It kept getting stuck in my head so I ended up making a Piano and Low whistle arrangement for it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcTRFa8BpCQ


I don’t know if it’s perfect, my sound engineering skills are extremely limited, but I had a lot of fun with it. I tried to add a bit of bodhran just for effect.