Roland’s U-Turn jig

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Roland's U-Turn
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
F2F AGF | cAG AGF | G2G A2B | d2d cAG|
F2F AGF | cAG AGF | G2A BAG | AFD D3 :|
|: ~f3 fcF | FAc fcA | G2G A2B | d2d cAG |
[1 ~f3 fcF | FAc fcA | G2A BAG | AFD D3 :|
[2 fef gfg | afd cAF | G2A BAG | AFD D3 ||
d2e fed | ede A=B^c | d2e fed | g2g gec |
d2e fed | ede A2=B | G2A BAG | AFD D3 ||
d2e fed | ede A=B^c | d2e fed | afa def |
afd gec| fed cAF | G2A BAG | AFD D3 ||
# Added by Grack .

Two comments

Roland’s U-Turn

One of the many variations on Rambling Pitchfork. I had originally posted this in the comments of the Dmaj Rambling Pitchfork. (https://thesession.org/tunes/89). The version here was mentioned a couple other places and it was suggested that it get it’s own entry as, though it is definitely related to Rambling Pitchfork, it really IS quite different - more of a distant cousin than a slightly different setting.

This one is in Fmaj and has a lovely 3rd part.

I transcribed this from the CD "Late… In The Night" with Christy Barry, Conor McCarthy and Cyril O’Donoghue - Recorded Live in O’Connors Bar Doolin (https://thesession.org/recordings/display/524). The track on the CD containing this tune is a set of Jigs called Vaughans Barn in Kilfenora - though it doesn’t say anything about the origins of this tune in particular.

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Rolands U-turn

The actual name of this is Rolands Return, from roches Irish Music Book, I got this tune from my father Johnny McCarthy (box) he told me he got it from Roches. There are two versions of this tune, I recorded my favourite version on Ace & Deuce. Christy plays the other version, first half mostly the same but 2nd half different. In this recording here (rolands u-turn) we played the 2 second halves making it a 3 part to settle a dispute!
C McCarthy