The Banshee’s Wail jig

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Banshee’s Wail has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Banshee's Wail has been added to 45 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Banshee's Wail
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B/A/ |GED D2 D | GB/c/d ege | dBA A^GA | BGE E2 D |
GED DF/E/D | GBd e/f/ge | dBA A^GA | BGF G2 :|
|: D |Gdd edd | gdg edG | BAF G/A/BA | GE^D E2 d |
[1 B/c/dG edG | gdg edG | dB^A B2 =A | AGF G2 :|
[2 G2 D DED | GB/c/d e2 g | dBA A2 ^G/A/ | BGF G2 |]
X: 2
T: The Banshee's Wail
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: A |GED D2 D | GBd e2 g | dBA AGA | BGE E2 A |
GED D2 D | GBd e2 g | dBA AGA | AGF G2 :|
|: A |Bdd edd | gdd edB | BAG GAB | AGE E2 A |
[1 Bdd edd | gdg edB | dBA AGA | AGF G2 :|
[2 GED D2 D | GBd e2 g | dBA AGA | AGF G2 |]
X: 3
T: The Banshee's Wail
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GED DED|GBd ege|dBA AGA|1BGE E2D:|2BGF G3||
|:GED DED|GBd ege|dBA AGA|1BGE E2D:|2BGF G3||
|:Bdd edd|gdd edB|BAG GAB|1AGE E3:|2AGF G3 ||
Bdd edd|gdd edB|BAG GAB|AGE E3|
GED DED|GBd ege|dBA AGA|BGF G3||

Six comments

“The Banshee’s Wail” ~ C: Vincent Broderick

mrkelahan reminded me of this when finding it in an online collection of ABCs, a different version, minus the first and second ending and called simply "Broderick’s". Thanks for the reminder… I’ll give a simpler version here in the comments, minus some of my ‘distortions’…

“The Turoe Stone Collection: Traditional Irihs Flute Solos by Vincent Broderick”

ISBN: 1-85720-061-6
Walton Music Inc., 1990

Page 30: "The Banshee’s Wail"

For a different take on this jig…

“The Banshee’s Wail” by Vincent Broderick ~ a simpler take

The following transcript is closer to the one in the book…

X: 2
T: Banshee’s Wail, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|: A |\
GED D2 D | GBd e2 g | dBA AGA | BGE E2 A |
GED D2 D | GBd e2 g | dBA AGA | AGF G2 :|
|: A |\
Bdd edd | gdd edB | BAG GAB | AGE E2 A |
[1 Bdd edd | gdg edB | dBA AGA | AGF G2 :|
[2 GED D2 D | GBd e2 g | dBA AGA | AGF G2 |]

Irihs ~ Irish :-/

It’s catching up with me. That must be the umpteenth time I’ve transposed two adjacent letters, and not just another ‘fi’ or ‘fo’ instead of ‘if’ or ‘of’… Time for beddy byes…

The Banshee’s Wail, X:3

This is the version we played for years in Westchester and Rockland counties, NY. It’s pretty similar to the 2nd setting here.