T: The Spalpeen's Lament
e3/2d/ |^c A3 GA |G4 A2 |c3 d ef |
gf/g/ a3 g |(3:2:1e(3:2:1d(3:2:1^c d e2 d |
^c A3 EF |G4 A3/2B/ |c A3 AB |c3 d ef |
gf/g/ a2 AB |c3/2A/ B3 A/G/ |(3:2:1E(3:2:1F(3:2:1G A4 |]
Also known as Caoineach An Spailpin, Caoineadh An Spailpin, The Spailpin’s Lament.
There are 16 recordings of this tune.
The Spalpeen’s Lament has been added to 1 tune set.
The Spalpeen's Lament has been added to 26 tunebooks.
I found this on Mick Woodruff’s web site http://micksvirtualwhistle.net/. I wasn’t able to find it on theSessiondotOrg so I’ve submitted it.
A really lovely haunting air, played slow, ‘bout 60 bpm. Mick plays it on a Low D whistle, I play it on flute, and I guess it would be fabulous on the pipes.
This same tune is played as a slow air on an LP called ‘Willy Clancy - The Minstrel from Clare’ where it has a second part - my favourite slow air.
Has anyone run across the lyrics to this beautiful piece?
Played by Brid O’Donohue [ whistle ], Willie Clancy Summer School Flute & Whistle Recital 1980 :