The Banshee’s Wail jig

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Banshee’s Wail has been added to 1 tune set.

The Banshee's Wail has been added to 42 tunebooks.

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Two 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 |]

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“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…