T: The Sligo
|:BEED EFGB-|BEED EFGE|FGFE DBEF-|FGFE DBBA|
B2ED EFGB-|BEED EFGE|FGFE DBBE|1 FGFE D2BA:|2 FGFE D3E||
|:EFGA Bdef|g2ed efg2|fgad fgab-|ba2g-gfeB|
EFGA Bdef|g2ed efg2|fgad fgab-|ba2g-gfeB:|
There are 3 recordings of this tune.
The Sligo has been added to 10 tune sets.
The Sligo has been added to 74 tunebooks.
This tune comes from Flook’s “Flatfish” album. The tune was written by Brian Finnegan, or perhaps Sarah Allen.
The scales in the second part makes it seem more like one of Sarah’s tunes to me, but all in all, it sounds more like one of Brian’s… I don’t have the liner notes, so I’ve not a clue.
On “Flatfish”, the set is played on an Ab whistle, putting this tune in Bbminor. Egad.
Correction, played on a bamboo Olwell Ab flute. Tiny thing…
And I correct myself on the composer- Eamon McElholm of Solas wrote this tune.
Cool variation Brian does on the third and fourth bars-
FGFE AGFB|AGde- eBBA|
Also, every now and then, substitute the B-B for a d..
Re. comment above but 1, Eamon McElholm was in a band with Brian called “Upstairs In A Tent”, and then in “Deanta” before joining “Solas”. Brian Finnegan recorded this tune on his first solo recording, “When The Party’s Over”.