This tune will bring tears to the eyes of the thickest skinned of bodhr
In Irish, the word "Sp
Composer: Peadar O’Riada
I originally learnt a variation of this tune from Irish harper Michael Rooney; however accoring to Michael O Raghallaigh on his fabulous CD "The Nervous Man", this tune was composed by Irishman Peadar O Riada. Regardless of it’s origin, it is a fabulous tune! :)
Origins of Tune
A great tune indead. I heard that the composer was watching children play and based the tune on that-makes sense when you hear the tune.
I Have a Slight Variation
FG|AdF ~A2A|GBE GFG| AdF ~A2A|GAB cde|
AdF ~A2A|GBE G2d|cdc A2G|EA~AD2 :|
|: dc2 cd2|dcd cA2|def efg|edc dcA-|
Ade fef|gfg age|def dFA-|AGE AD2:|
|:FG|AGG AEE|AGG EDD|AGG A2d|cdc A2F|
GAG GAE|EAG GED|Dcd cA2|GE A~A [1 D:|| [2 D3:||
This is the way Altan play it on their album Local Ground Altan… I think.
Uilleann piper Ryan Murphy from Fermoy, Co. Cork plays two jigs: "Sport", which was composed by Peadar Ó Riada, and "Paidín O’Rafferty".
Great tune on Banjo
I’ve heard this played by Andrew Anderson on Banjo at the Murphy’s session in Seattle. It is one of my favorite tunes he does - and this tune is done at every session I’ve every been to and everybody loves it!
Here’s Martin Hayes and Ciaran Tourish playing this great tune
Great tune , Noel Hill teaches it
Bad tune on whistle
"This tune will bring tears to the eyes of the thickest skinned of bodhr"
no. Not bodhran; whistle. This is a horrible tune for the whistle.
C: Peadar O’Riada
No surprises there… :-P
an fidleir, u missed the point. They don’t make jokes about whistle players yet…
This jig reminds me of a French waltzette I heard about 15 years ago. I can’t conjure it back at all now.
From Peadar’s website, a slightly different version:
AdF A2 A|GBE G2 G|AdF A2 A|GEd cEA|
AdF A2 A|GBE G2 A|cdc A2A|GEA D3:|
|:cBc dcd|cec A2g|fed ged|cec A3 |
fef gfg|faf d2e|fdF AFA|GEA D2 A:|
|:AGG AEE|AGE EDD|AGG c2 e|dcA AGE|
AGG AEE|AGE EDD|cdc A2G|EAA D3 :|
I don’t see the difficulty of this on winds, and it makes for a nice piping tune too, great fun, and as someone has said, the inspiration, like children playing in a park… :-)
Sport played by the uilleann piper Mick O’Brien
Wonderful version played on the uilleann pipes with very impressive regulator accompaniment. Starts at 2.04 (and preceded by the air The Buzzing of the Bee which is also well worth watching).
As the two piping videos above from YouTube have disappeared into the bowels of the internet, here’s a beautifully played rendition by Chris McMullan: http://youtu.be/WreNBAH8DLA
A version as performed by Wild Asparagus from Western Massachusetts