Palm Sunday slide

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

There are 26 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Burnt Old Man (a few times), The Dusty Miller (a few times) and The Humours Of Kiltyclogher (a few times).

Palm Sunday has been added to 8 tune sets.

Palm Sunday has been added to 279 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Palm Sunday
R: slide
M: 12/8
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: slide
M: 12/8
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: slide
M: 12/8
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: slide
M: 12/8
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: slide
M: 12/8
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: slide
M: 12/8
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.