The Old Stage slide

Also known as Billy O’Rourke Is The Boy, Billy O’Rourke Is The Buachaill, Poor Nancy Died, Ta Mo Mhadra.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Old Stage has been added to 1 tune set.

The Old Stage has been added to 33 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Old Stage
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f2e |: d2B BdB ABA AFA | BcB BAB g3 f2e |
d2B BdB ABA AFA |1 Bcd e>dc d2e f2e :|2 Bcd e>dc d3 d2A ||
|: d2e f2g a2f a2f | d2e f2g a3 a3 |
bgb afa geg f2e | d2B BAB g3 f2e :|
X: 2
T: The Old Stage
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f2e |: d2B BdB ABA AFA | B2B BAB g3 f2e |
d2B BdB ABA AFA |1 Bcd e>dc d2e f2e :|2 Bcd e>dc d3 d2A ||
|: d2e f2g afa afe | d2e f2g a3 A3 |
b3 aba gag f2e | d2B BAB g3 f2e :|
# Added by Ediot .
X: 3
T: The Old Stage
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A | B2 E EGE DED DB,D | B2 E EGE c3 B2 A |
B2 E EGE DED DB,D | EFG AFD G3 G2 :||
D | G3 BGG dGG BGG | G3 BGG c3 B2 A |
G3 BGG dGG BGG | d2 d ded c3 B2 :||
X: 4
T: The Old Stage
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
f2B BAB ABA AFA|f2B BAB g2g f2e|
f2B BAB ABA AFA|Bcd ecA d3 d3:|
d2d fdd add fdd| d2d fdd g2g f2e|
d2d fdd add fdd|a2a aba g3 f2e:|

Six comments

The Old Stage (slide)

Just been looking throuigh the excellent book "300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty’ by Lesl Harker, and came across a slide called "Ta Mo Mhadra", which is another version of "The Old Stage". An alternative title is given as "Poor Nancy Died".

A Sung Version

On the Seamus Begley and Stephen Cooney album, "Meiteal," there’s a vocal part (in Irish) for the A section — very nice.

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…as played by P.J. & Martin Hayes

Similar first part (though down in Em/G), different second part.

…and it’s called here Billy O’Rourke is the Buachaill.

The Old Stage, X:4

A version in Bminor, the key that this is played in by The Gloaming in The Opening Set.