Whelan’s jig

Also known as Grainne Mhaoil, The Leitrim, Port Uí Fhaoláin, The Rookery, Tommy Whelan’s, Uí Fhaoláin, Waylon’s, Whelan’s Fancy, Whelan’s Frolics, The Wicked.

There are 104 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Paddy Fahy’s (a few times).

Whelan's has been added to 373 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Whelan's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:~E3 BAF|FEB AFD|~E3 BAF|dAF FED|
~E3 BAF|FEB AFA|B/c/dB BAF|dAF FED:|
|:BAB ~e3|fed e2d|BAB g2e|fdB AFA|
~B3 ede|fed e2 f|gbg faf|edB AFA:|
ABC
X: 2
T: Whelan's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
E2B BAF|FEB AFB|E2B BAB|dAF FED|
E2B BAF|FEB AFA|BCB BAB|dAF FED:|
E2e ede|fed e2d|BAB g2E|fdB AFA|
B2e ede|fed e2f|gbg faf|1 edB AFA:|2 edB AFB||
# Added by matti .
ABC
X: 3
T: Whelan's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: E2 B BAF | FEB AFB | E2 B BAB | dAF FED |
E2 B BAF | FEB AFA | BCB BAB | dAF FED :|
|: E2 e ede | fed e2 d | BAB g2 E | fdB AFA |
B2 e ede | fed e2 f | gbg faf |[1 edB AFA :|[2 edB AFB |]
ABC
X: 4
T: Whelan's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: ~E3 BAF | FEB AFD | ~E3 BAF | dAF FED |
~E3 BAF | FEB AFA | BdB BAF | dAF FED :|
|: B3 ~e3 | fed ~e3 | BAB g3 | fdB AFA |
B3 ~e3 | fed e2 f | gbg faf | edB AFD :|
ABC
X: 5
T: Whelan's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: E3 B^AB | EBG AFD | E^DE B2 c | dcB AFD |
E3 B3 | GBG A3 | B/c/dB BAF | dAF FED :|
|: B^AB e3 | fed e3 | B^AB g2 e | fdB AF/G/A |
B3 e3 | fed e2 f | g2 b f/g/af |[1 edB AF/G/A :|[2 edB AFD |]
ABC
X: 6
T: Whelan's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
~e2e BAF|FEB AFD|~e2e BAF|dAF FED|
~E2E BAF|FEB AFA|BdB BAF|1dAF FED:|2dAF FEd||
BAB ~e2e|fed ~e2d|BAB ~g2e|fdB AFA|
BAB ~e2e|fed ~e2f|gbg eff|1edB AFA:|2edB AFD||
ABC
X: 7
T: Whelan's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: eBG BAF | FEB AFD | E2B BAF | d2F FED |
eBG BAF | FEB AFA | B/c/dB BAF | dAF FGA :|
|: BAB e2e | fed e2d | BAB g2e | fdB AGA |
BAB ede | fed e2 f | gbg faf |[1 edB AGA :|[2 edB AFD ||
# Added by Fauno .
ABC

Fifteen comments

Whelan’s

Source: There are many recordings of this tune, I don’t remember where this version came from.
Transcription: Gian Marco Pietrasanta.

Another version

This is a version I learned a couple of years ago from the legendary accordeonist Mairtin O’Connor. I like this tune a lot, perhaps because of it’s simple beaty and power.
|E2BBAF|FEBAFB|E2BBAB|dAFFED|E2BBAF|FEBAFA|BCBBAB|dAFFED:||
|E2eede|fede2d|BABg2E|fdBAFA|B2eede|fede2f|gbgfaf|1 edBAFA:|edBAFB||

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Whelan

A band called Wild Asparagus from Mass, USA plays a really nice set with the Mooncoin Jig into Whelans. The change is really nice and I love the mooncoin!

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Aileach

I heard this tune played by Aileach in a set called Jigs of Aileach 2 on a compilation album. It is a great set. Does anyone know the names of the other tunes in the set or any information on Aileach?

Whelan’s

I tend to think of Paddy Carty’s album when I hear this. Beautiful.

Looking for another version…

could somebody please post the version of the rookery that is played on the new Franky Gavin , Sharon Shannon, mcgoldrick and murray c.d "tunes"
thanks

Tommy Whelan

He was a flute player and a member of the Ballinakill Traditional Dance Players, from East Galway. He is mentioned in a biography of Lucy Farr (http://www.mustrad.org.uk/articles/farr.htm) and an interview with Mike Rafferty (http://www.firescribble.net/flute/rafferty3.htm) No idea how he sounded like, but Sean Moloney, a grandson of Stephen Moloney, who was another flute player of the band, remarked "He [Tommy Whelan] was a big influence on the flute playing style of that area including my father" (sleeve notes of Sean’s recording "Potsticks") Thankfully, you can listen to Eddie Moloney play a few tunes on Rich Lafferty’s Flute Tape Page: http://www.lafferty.ca/music/irish/flute-geezers As you see, Eddie’s style is pretty much like Mike Rafferty’s.

Whalen’s Jig

I would like to find out something about this tune but couldn’t find it in this database. Does anyone know anything about this tune? It was curiously easily for me to learn so I guess it really spoke to me. Thanks, janmarie

Re: Whalen’s Jig

Yes, that was exactly what I should have meant. Thanks!

“Whelan’s Jig” ~ matti’s transcription redone

X: 2
T: Whelan’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Edor
|: E2 B BAF | FEB AFB | E2 B BAB | dAF FED |
E2 B BAF | FEB AFA | BCB BAB | dAF FED :|
|: E2 e ede | fed e2 d | BAB g2 E | fdB AFA |
B2 e ede | fed e2 f | gbg faf |[1 edB AFA :|[2 edB AFB |]

# Posted on February 18th 2003 by matti

“Port Uí Fhaoláin” / “Whelan’s Jig”

“Tutor for the Feadóg Stáin”
Micheál Ó hAlmhain & Séamus MacMathúna
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, 1971
Page 22: "Port Uí Fhaoláin" / "Whelan’s Jig"

X: 3
T: Whelan’s
S: “Tutor for the Feadóg Stáin”, Micheál Ó hAlmhain & Séamus MacMathúna, page 22
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Edor
|: ~E3 BAF | FEB AFD | ~E3 BAF | dAF FED |
~E3 BAF | FEB AFA | BdB BAF | dAF FED :|
|: B3 ~e3 | fed ~e3 | BAB g3 | fdB AFA |
B3 ~e3 | fed e2 f | gbg faf | edB AFD :|

“Whelan’s Jig” ~ some other possibilities

X: 4
T: Whelan’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Edor
|: E3 B^AB | EBG AFD | E^DE B2 c | dcB AFD |
E3 B3 | GBG A3 | B/c/dB BAF | dAF FED :|
|: B^AB e3 | fed e3 | B^AB g2 e | fdB AF/G/A |
B3 e3 | fed e2 f | g2 b f/g/af |[1 edB AF/G/A :|[2 edB AFD |]

And ending it on ~ | E6 |]