September 2019 Tune of the Month – Lisnagun

September’s tune of the month is an Irish tune that has found its way into many sets by folk and pipe bands alike in recent years. Upon hearing it again in one of the grade 1 medleys at the World Pipe Band Championships I figured it would make a good tune of the month. Lisnagun is by Brendan Ring, an uilleann piper, and has a simple, but effective melody, hence its popularity. I have included a straightforward version that precedes (recording) or follows (sheet music) an embellished version of my own.

Lisnagun <- pdf

Lisnagun <- mp3