The Meelick Team jig

Also known as Eddie Kelly’s, Eddie Kelly’s #1, Eddie Kelly’s No.1, Martin Talty’s, McGreavy’s, Meelick, Meelick Team.

There are 60 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Meelick Team has been added to 63 tunebooks.

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Sixteen settings

X: 1
T: The Meelick Team
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
~e3 dBA|BAG EDB,|DEG Eed|BAG ABd|
dee dBA|BAG EDB,|DEG Eed|BAF ~E3:|
|:~e3 gfe|beg fed|Beg beg|fed e2f|
~g3 edB|BAF DFA|d2e fed|BAF ~E3:|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Meelick Team
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
B2e dBA | BAG EDB, | DEG Eed | BAG ABd | e/f/ge dBA | BAG EDB, |DEG Eed | BAG E3 :|
e2f gfe | beg fed | Beg =ceg | f2f/f/ e3| g2f edB | AFD FGA | d2d/d/ fed | BAF E3:|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Meelick Team
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: A |B2 e dBA | BAF EDE | DEG Eed | BAG AB/c/d |
e2 g dBA | BAF EDB | DE/F/G Eed |[1 BAF E2 :|[2 BAF E3 ||
|: e2 f gfe | beg fed | Beg be/f/g | fed e2 f |
g2 f edB | BAF DFA | d2 d fed |[1 BAF E3 :|[2 BAF E2 |]
ABC
X: 4
T: The Meelick Team
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
~e3 dBA | BAG EDB | DEG e2d | BAG ABd |
~e3 dBA | BAG EDB | DEG e2d | BAF E3 :|
|: e2f gfe | beg fed | Beg beg | ~f3 e2f |
~g3 edB | AFD FGA | d2e fed | BAF E3 :|
|: efe dBA | BAG EDB, | B,DG Eed | BAG ABd |
ege dBA | BAG EDB, | B,DG Eed | BAF E3 :|
|: ~e3 gfe | beg fed | Beg beg | fed e2f |
g2f edB | AFD FGA | d2e fed | BAF E3 :|
# Added by bdh .
ABC
X: 5
T: The Meelick Team
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
e3 dBA | BAG ED,B | EGF Eed | BAG ABd |
e3 dBA | BAG ED,B | EGF Eed | BAF E2B :||
e2f gfe | beg fed | Be2 beg | fed e2f |
g2f edB |AFD EGB | e2f ged | BAF E2d :||
ABC
X: 6
T: The Meelick Team
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
(e/f/g)e dBA | BAF EDB, | EFG Eed | BAF GAB |
(e/f/g)e dBA | BAF EDB, | EFG Eed | BAF E3 :||:
e2 f ged | beg fed | Beg beg | fed e2 f |
~g3 edB | AGF EDB, | EFG Eed | BAF E3 :|
ABC
X: 7
T: The Meelick Team
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: B2 e dBA | BAF EDB, | DEG Eed | BAG ABd |
e/f/ge dBA | BAF EDB, | DEG Eed | BAF E3 :|
|: e2 f gfe | beg fed | Beg beg | fed e2 f |
g2 f edB | BAF DFA | d2 e fed | BAF E3 :|
ABC
X: 8
T: The Meelick Team
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: A |Bee dBA | BAF E2 D | DEG Eed | BAF EF/G/A |
e/f/gf edB | BAF EDB | DEG Eed | BAF E2 :|
|: d |e2 f gfe | beg fed | Beg b2 g | fed e2 f |
g2 f edB | B2 A DFA | dcd ff/e/d |[ BAF E2 :|
ABC
X: 9
T: The Meelick Team
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dBA BAG|EDB, DEG|Eed BAG|ABd ege|
fBA BAG|EDB. DEG| Eef BAG|1E2 A B2 e:|2e3 z2 d ||
|:e2 f gfe | beg fed| Beg beg | fed e2 f|
g2 f edB|AFD DFA|dcd fed|1AFE D2 d:|2AFE D3||
ABC
X: 10
T: The Meelick Team
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: A |Be/f/d BAB | AGE D[B,DEB]D | EGE edB | AGA B2 d |
e/f/ge dBA | BAG ED[B,DEB] | DEG Eed |[1 BAF E2 :|[2 BAF E3 ||
|: e/f/ef ged | beg fed | Beg beg | fed e/f/ef |
g2 f edB | AFD DFA | dcd fed |[1 BAF E3 :|[2 BAF E2 |]
ABC
X: 11
T: The Meelick Team
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: A |B2 e dBA | BAG EDB, | DEG Eed | BAG ABd |
ege fBA | BAG EDB, | DEG Eef |[1 BAG E2 :|[2 BAG e2 ||
|: d |e2 f gfe | beg fed | Beg beg | fed e2 f |
g2 f edB | AFD DFA | dcd fed | BAF E2 :|
ABC
X: 12
T: The Meelick Team
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: A |"Em" B2 e dBA | BAG EDB, | "D" DEG "Em" Eed | BAG "D" ABd |
"Em" ege fBA | BAG EDB, | "D" DEG "Em" Eef |[1 BAG E2 :|[2 BAG e2 ||
|: d |"Em" e2 f gfe | beg "D" fed | "Em" Beg beg | "D" fed "C" e2 f |
"G" g2 f edB | "D" AFD DFA | dcd fed | BAF E2 :|
ABC
X: 13
T: The Meelick Team
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
A|:B2E dBA |BAG EDB, |DEG Eed |BAG ABd|
e2e dBA |BAG EDB, |DEG Eed |BAG E3||
|:Bef gfe |Beg fed|Beg beg |fed e2f|
gfg edb |AFD EFA |d2d fed |BAF E3||
ABC
X: 14
T: The Meelick Team
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: A |B2 E dBA | BAG EDB, | DEG Eed | BAG ABd |
e2 e dBA | BAG EDB, | DEG Eed | BAG E2 :|
|: A |Bef gfe | Beg fed | Beg beg | fed e2 f |
gfg edB | AFD EFA | d2 d fed | BAF E2 :|
ABC
X: 15
T: The Meelick Team
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: ege dBA | BAF E2 F | DEG E2 d | BAF E3 |
e2 g dc/B/A | BAF E2 D | DEG E2 d | BAF E3 :|
|: e2 B gfe | Beg fed | B2 g beg | fed e2 f |
g3 f/e/dB | BAF D2 A | d2 e fed | BAF E3 :|
ABC
X: 16
T: The Meelick Team
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: A |B2 e dBA | BAG EDB, | DEG Bed | BAG ABd |
e/f/ge dBA | BAG EDB, | DEG Bed | BAF E2 :|
|: B |e2 f gfe | beg fed | Bde gfg | fed e2 f |
g2 f edB | AFD FGA | dc/d/e fed | BAF E2 :|
ABC

Thirty-three comments

Bit of an odd one this one. I usually back it with a mixture of Emin/Gmaj and Edor progressions, e.g.

|:D7sus4 | G | C | A | D7sus4 | G | C | Am :|
|:Em | C | A | D7sus4 | G | D | Bm | Am :|

Johnny B. Connoly recorded this one with Kevin Burke. I often wonder who is Eddie. Is it his composition?

The Meelick Team Jig

I’ve just been looking at a webpage that says:

"Eddy was born in Meelick, Eyrecourt, near Ballinisloe, Co. Galway, in 1933. Lived in that area till 1958, moved to Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Has 20 compositions. Plays both button and fiddle. His compositions often exhibit a strong East Galway influence. Respected traditional musician, tunes circulated through sessions, radio performances, and concerts."

Meelick Team Jig commemorates a hurling team from his native parish which qualified for and played in the first All-Ireland Hurling Finals held in 1884."

Other titles include:

-Eddie Kelly’s Jig (P.J.Hernon), and also on a Liz Carroll recording (A Friend Indeed)

Martin Talty’s Jig (Clare Concertinas Bernard O’Sullivan and Tommy McMahon)

On Mary MacNamara’s recent CD it was played in D minor, using a C/F Anglo concertina. In Bulmer and Sharpley (1975) it was given the title McGreevy’s

Shantalla’s Version

I heard this tune mostly in E dorian, played by Shantalla for instance, it goes like this :

X: 1
T: McGreavy’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Edor
B2e dBA | BAG EDB, | DEG Eed | BAG ABd | e/f/ge dBA | BAG EDB, |DEG Eed | BAG E3 :|
e2f gfe | beg fed | Beg =ceg | f2f/f/ e3| g2f edB | AFD FGA | d2d/d/ fed | BAF E3:|

“The Meelick Team Jig” ~ by Eddie Kelly

Here’s another way with it but not dipping below D ~

K: E Dorian
|: A |
B2 e dBA | BAF EDE | DEG Eed | BAG AB/c/d |
e2 g dBA | BAF EDB | DE/F/G Eed | BAF E2 :|
|: -E |
e2 f gfe | beg fed | Beg be/f/g | fed e2 f |
g2 f edB | BAF DFA | d2 d fed | BAF E2 :|

Eddie Kelly’s No. 1

Here’s another originally transcribed by Henrik Norbeck on tunedb –

T: Eddie Kelly’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Edor
~e3 dBA | BAG EDB | DEG e2d | BAG ABd |
~e3 dBA | BAG EDB | DEG e2d | BAF E3 :|
|: e2f gfe | beg fed | Beg beg | ~f3 e2f |
~g3 edB | AFD FGA | d2e fed | BAF E3 :|
"Variations"
|: efe dBA | BAG EDB, | B,DG Eed | BAG ABd |
ege dBA | BAG EDB, | B,DG Eed | BAF E3 :|
|: ~e3 gfe | beg fed | Beg beg | fed e2f |
g2f edB | AFD FGA | d2e fed | BAF E3 :|

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Saved duplication

X: 1
T: Eddie Kelly’s No1
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Emin
e3 dBA | BAG ED,B | EGF Eed | BAG ABd |
e3 dBA | BAG ED,B | EGF Eed | BAF E2B :||
e2f gfe | beg fed | Be2 beg | fed e2f |
g2f edB |AFD EGB | e2f ged | BAF E2d :||

Submitted on September 27th 2007 by mrs.b.

Nice setting from fellow Galwayites, The Lewis Family…

X:1
T:Eddie Kelly’s
S:Muintir Lewis-"Weeds In The Garden"
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:Jig
K:Em
(e/f/g)e dBA | BAF EDB, | EFG Eed | BAF GAB |
(e/f/g)e dBA | BAF EDB, | EFG Eed | BAF E3 :||:
e2 f ged | beg fed | Beg beg | fed e2 f |
~g3 edB | AGF EDB, | EFG Eed | BAF E3 :|

“The Meelick Team Jig” ~ C: Eddie Kelly - Cranford link

X: 7
T: Meelick Team, The
C: Eddie Kelly
N: also played in D minor
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Emin
|: B2 e dBA | BAF EDB, | DEG Eed | BAG ABd |
e/f/ge dBA | BAF EDB, | DEG Eed | BAF E3 :|
|: e2 f gfe | beg fed | Beg beg | fed e2 f |
g2 f edB | BAF DFA | d2 e fed | BAF E3 :|

"The setting above indirectly comes from a handwritten manuscript published in a late ’70s thesis by Allan Jardine…."

“The Meelick Team Jig” ~ C: Eddie Kelly - my previous ABCs with headers

X: 3
T: Meelick Team, The
C: Eddie Kelly
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: EDor
|: A |\
B2 e dBA | BAF EDE | DEG Eed | BAG AB/c/d |
e2 g dBA | BAF EDB | DE/F/G Eed | BAF E2 :|
|: -E |\
e2 f gfe | beg fed | Beg be/f/g | fed e2 f |
g2 f edB | BAF DFA | d2 d fed | BAF E2 :|

Martin Talty’s

This tune was played by Jeff Forbes at the session at the Idaho Brewing Company (IBC) in Idaho Falls.

Here it is again with guitar chords:
X: 15
T: Martin Talty’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
"Em"dBA BAG|EDB, "D"DEG|"Em"Eed BAG|"D"ABd ege|
"Em"fBA BAG|EDB, "D"DEG|"Em"Eef BAG|[1E2 A B2 e:|[2e3 z2 d |
|:"Em"e2 f gfe | beg "D"fed|"Em"Beg beg|"D"fed "C"e2 f|
"G"g2 f edB|"D"AFD DFA|dcd fed|[1AFE D2 d:|[2AFE D3|]

“Martin Talty’s” ~

X: 1
T: Martin Talty’s
S: Tommy McMahon - concertina
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: EDor
|: A |\
Be/f/e dBA | BAG EDB, | DEG Eed | BAG ABd |
e/f/ge dBA | BAG EDB, | DEG Eef |[1 BAG E2 :|[2 BAG E3 ||
|: e/f/e f ged | beg fed | Beg beg | fed e/f/ef |
g2 f edB | AFD DFA | dcd fed |[1 BAF E3 :|[2 BAF E2 |]

alias "The Meelick Team Jig" ~ by Eddie Kelly

“Martin Talty’s” / “Eddie Kelly Jig” / “The Meelick Team Jig” ~ C: Eddie Kelly

X: 8
T: The Meelick Team Jig
T: Eddie Kelly’s
T: Martin Talty’s
C: Eddie Kelly
S: Tommy McMahon - concertina
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: EDor
|: A |\
Be/f/e dBA | BAG EDB, | DEG Eed | BAG ABd |
e/f/ge dBA | BAG EDB, | DEG Eef |[1 BAG E2 :|[2 BAG E3 ||
|: e/f/e f ged | beg fed | Beg beg | fed e/f/ef |
g2 f edB | AFD DFA | dcd fed |[1 BAF E3 :|[2 BAF E2 |]

“Martin Talty’s” / “The Meelick Team Jig” ~ C: Eddie Kelly ~ rescued duplication

Submitted on September 3rd 2012 by Mac McGrath.
~ /tunes/12158
http://www.thesession.org/members/71179

This’ll be a ‘before & after’ ~ first the ‘before’:

X: 1
T: Martin Talty’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
dBA BAG|EDB, DEG|Eed BAG|ABd ege|
fBA BAG|EDB. DEG| Eef BAG|[1E2 A B2 e:|[2e3 z2 d |
|:e2 f gfe | beg fed| Beg beg | fed e2 f|
g2 f edB|AFD DFA|dcd fed|[1AFE D2 d:|[2AFE D3|]

This tune was played by Jeff Forbes at the session at the Idaho Brewing Company (IBC) in Idaho Falls. - Mac McGrath

& now the ‘after’ ~ with bar adjustments and some corrections:

X: 9
T: Martin Talty’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: EDor
|: A |\
B2 e dBA | BAG EDB, | DEG Eed | BAG ABd |
ege fBA | BAG EDB, | DEG Eef |[1 BAG E2 :|[2 BAG e2 ||
|: d |\
e2 f gfe | beg fed | Beg beg | fed e2 f |
g2 f edB | AFD DFA | dcd fed | BAF E2 :|

They also contributed a version with suggested chords, which will follow…

Here it is again with guitar chords - Mac McGrath:

X: 9
T: Martin Talty’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: EDor
|: A |\
"Em" B2 e dBA | BAG EDB, | "D" DEG "Em" Eed | BAG "D" ABd |
"Em" ege fBA | BAG EDB, | "D" DEG "Em" Eef |[1 BAG E2 :|[2 BAG e2 ||
|: d |\
"Em" e2 f gfe | beg "D" fed | "Em" Beg beg | "D" fed "C" e2 f |
"G" g2 f edB | "D" AFD DFA | dcd fed | BAF E2 :|

# Posted on September 3rd 2012 by Mac McGrath
http://www.thesession.org/members/71179

“Martin Talty’s Jig” ~ Bernard O’Sullivan & Tommy McMahon: Clare Concertinas”

Tommy McMahon’s take on this, on concertina, I’ve left out his octave drops, where he plays the occasional note down an octave from the usual, meaning what most instruments would tend to do. However, I quite like those hiccups and am a long time fan of his playing, and Bernard O’Sullivan’s too. ;-)

Listed in Bulmer & Sharpley

This tune is in Bulmer & Sharpley’s "Music from Ireland" volume IV, number 57 as "McGreavy’s."

I recorded it on my 1998 CD "’Til Time Is No More" in a set with "Caterpillar" and "Willie Coleman’s."

Gan Ainm

I’m sorry if i didn’t write it in right but i did the best i could. If someone could tell me the name of it please, it would be much appreciated! :) thanks

Thanks very much! your a god send :)

X: 2 “Martin Talty’s”

# Added by kieranmo 1February 4th, 2014
~ /tunes/13356

Original transcription ~ something akin to old school ABCs, but not quite - - - still, interesting|? :-D And definitely worthy of a clean up and being added here as another take on this, a decent one too…

K: Gmaj
a
|:b2e d’ba bag edb,
deg ee’d’ bag abd’
e2’e’ d’ba bag edb,
deg ee’d bag e2||
|:be’f’ g’f’e’ be’g’ f’e’d’
be’g’ b’e’g’ f’e’d’ e2’ f”
g’f’g’ e’d’b afd efa
d2’d’ f’e’d’ baf e2||

Awful transcription

X: 3

Cross posting it seems, but with some differences in interpreting the original. :-D

Dee Dee, did you mean MacMcGrath’s, the first submission? :-D

X: 4 “Martin Talty’s” ~ for dee-dee (Doc Dow) & sanity’s sake 8-)

S: Tommy McMahon, concertina
S: also - "Bernard O’Sullivan & Tommy McMahon: Clare Concertinas" - track 14, the first jig of 3
http://thesession.org/recordings/188

On the CD Tommy extends, lengthens the first bar ~
M: 9/8 |: B3 e/f/e/d BAB |
~ and shortens the 4th bar ~
M: 5/8 | AGA Bd |

D2 D 8-)

[B,DEB] = options for D-limited instruments, one example being ~ D2 D & a nice opportunity to cran…

Here’s those possibilities written out completely:
| AGE DB,D | & | BAG EDB, |
| AGE D2 D | & | BAG EDD |
| AGE DED | & | BAG EDE |
| AGE DBD | & | BAG EDB] |

Yeah, the original lopsided one. It’s… weird!

:-D What a kick, and Jeremy’s up and active this morning as well…

Cough, cough, cough, ahchoooooooooooooo!!! :-/

X Fighters ~ making a few corrections for the notes from today… 8-)

Those few X notes just above this, moved over from two duplicated entries:

# Posted by Mac McGrath - September 3rd 2012
~ /tunes/12158
~ & ~
# Added by kieranmo 1February 4th, 2014
~ /tunes/13356

Notes for X: 2 = X: 3 are for X: 14

Notes for X: 4 & "D2 D" are for X: 10

X: 16 “McGreavy’s” ~ Bulmer & Sharpley

B: "Music from Ireland, Volume Four", 1974, Dave Bulmer & Neil Sharpley, page 20, tune #57

Their transcription is given as one sharp, or E minor. I’ve given it as Dorian only because of the probable c# touched on in the penultimate bar ~ | dc/d/e fed |