A tune apparently by Kevin O’Neill. I heard it quite a lot in Folkworks this year, then learnt it from this video with Brian Finnegan, Ian Stephenson and Jim Goodwin (this tune starts at about 5:03): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k6_1B2WwwM
The transcription I wrote is not quite the same as what Brian plays in the vid, but rather what I play, seeing as I’m a fiddler more than a whistler.
I love the name, don’t you? 🙂
Kevin O’Neill is a flute player from Rutherglen by Glasgow. He currently plays with The Treacherous Orchestra and you can hear an excerpt of this tune in their promo video:
Great, great tune - but - Brilliant as he is, it’s not fair on the composer of a new tune to put up Brian Finnegan’s version as the first public transcription.
This is Kevins original version.
|:Bf ~f2 gfeg | f2 fg fedf | e2 ef edce | ed c/B/A BAFA |
Bf ~f2 gfeg | f2 fg fedf | e2 ef edcd | ed c/B/A B2 BA :|
|: Bcde f2 Bc | defB g2 Bc | defB a2 fa | gfed ed c/B/A |
[1 Bcde f2 Bc | defB g2 Bc | defa a2 Bc | defd gfed :|
[2 Bcde f2 Bc | defB g2 Bc | defa a2 Bc | gfed ed c/B/A :|
Ignore the repeat sign on the 2nd timing of the 2nd part of course.
Might the first part be a variation of this old chestnut?
bffe f3e|dfef d2B2|cded cBA2|BdcA BAFA|\
bffe f3e|dfef d2B2|cded cBA2|BdcA B4::\
BdcB A2(A2|A)Bcd cBBA|BdcB A2(A2|A)Bcd B4|\
BdcB A2(A2|A)Bcd cBBA|BdcB A2(A2|A)Bcd B4:|
Can’t hear the similarity myself
Actually, if you read my transcription, I did not put up Brian Finnegan’s version, I put up my own version! I just put up Brian’s version as the only video of it I could find. And hey, this is folk music, it changes!
Thanks for putting Kevin’s version up though.
Sorry Joe, but that makes it even more out of order as far as I’m concerned.
Setting bei Kevin O’Neill himself with the band Treacherous Orchestra as played on the video starting 3:04
In my words:
After sitting here and playing (learning) along for about 25 minutes now,
I recognize Adam Sutherland in the fiddle section in this Treacherous Orchestra video. I had the pleasure of being at a fiddle camp he was instructing at a few years ago here in Roberts Creek, BC
Keep up the good work - all of you fabulous musicians 🙂