Sunday, November 20, 2011

Munster Buttermilk

Today I learned a beautiful jig from Caoimhin O Raghallaigh and Mick O'Brien's first collaboration, Kitty Lie Over.  They call this tune Munster Buttermilk but it doesn't resemble the tune many people know by that name.  It could have a different name.  I hunted around but couldn't find any information.  Either way, it's a lovely tune.  The fiddle is tuned down to Eb, and the tune is played as though it's in D, but it comes out in Bb.

1 comment:

  1. The 'Munster Buttermilk' i learnt on pipes was quoted as being from the playing of Seamus Ennis.
    Boys of the lough call it 'Behind the haystack'

    Ah, the charm of these old tunes and their alter egos.. :)