As far as I can tell, there is no entry for this very popular jig (although it is a second tune in at a least one other offering) so I thought I'd post a version of it. This is on a Gibson TB-00 clone banjo I made from an original neck and a pot I bought from banjohangout.
Here is a long youtube article on making your own Irish tenor banjo from Gibson parts. Just in case anyone is inclined to do so.
Nice job, Mike! This is one of my favorite tunes. Here is my version along with a slip jig called Andrew Carr.
I like the sound of your Eastman mandolin. I see you have another video - Tripping up the Stairs - where you play left handed
Hahah.. Oh yeah...completely ambidextrous. I didn't even notice the camera was flipping the picture until well after I had it posted.
Very nice. I hadn't heard Andrew Carr before but I kept humming The Foxhunter's Jig (Nead na Leachain 'Sna Luachra) while listening to it...
Thank's for bringing this up Mike, I've been meaning to play The Lark for quite some time...
Mike, very nice playing on your own creation. Thanks for introducing this tune.
CJ, very good picking and impressive tempo.
Thanks for posting this, Mike ... craic-ing playing from you and CJ .... would love to hear you two play together. Love this tune!
as above, lovely playing , one of those tunes on my to learn list that i haven't got around to yet, always liked the story which goes with the tune,
two fiddlers who had a contest to see who was the best. The fiddlers played all night until dawn broke and they could play no more and still it could not be decided who was the better player. In the silence of the morning, they heard a morning lark and both fiddlers agreed that the lark was the better musician.
CJ...the tune just rings. Great job!
I'm nowhere near able to tackle this song yet...but it's one I'm aspiring too now thanks to your playing here.
one of my favourites...
Very nice! There is a reason why this is such a popular tune
Nice and clean picking, Peddyrmac, and impressive tempo, too.
Here is my effort. Hope you hear the awakening of the lark in the C part
Very nice ornaments Manfred.
Actually, I've done this tune twice now, although not by itself; both are preceded by Morrison's Jig (that's how we did it in my old contra band, and I can't do it any other way...)
On electric octave, in 2012:
On mandolin, in 2010:
Frighteningly, I appear to be wearing the same shirt in both. I'm pretty sure it got washed somewhere in between the 2 videos...
This tune was voted as Tune of the Week #176. Here is a link to that discussion!