Tommy Peoples’ jig

Also known as The Jocelyn Tree, Jocelyn’s, Jocelyn’s Tree.

There are 62 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Danny Meehan’s (a few times), Loch Altan (a few times), The Windmill (a few times).

Tommy Peoples' has been added to 80 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Tommy Peoples'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DE |: FDB BAG | FAd faf | fgb ege | Bcc AGE |
FDB BAG | FAd faa | bge cAF | GFE DED:|
|: EFF DED | FAd fdA | fgg ege | Bcd ecA |
B2e bge | A2f afd | FAd gec | AGE DED :|
|: ABA eff | aba afd | BGE G,A,A,| CEA gec |
dcd eff | aba afd | Bge cAF | GFE DED :|
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X: 2
T: Tommy Peoples'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FDB AGE|FAd f2a|ggb ege|Bcc AGE|
FGB ABG|FAd f2a|bge cAF|GFE D2E:|
|:F2D DED|FAd fdA|g2e efd|Bcd ecA|
B2g bge|Adf afd|FAd gec|1AGE D2E:|2AGE D2B||
|:ABA fff|ab^g afd|BGE A,A,A,|CEA gec|
d2g eff|ab^g afd|Bge cec|1AGE D2B:|2AGE D3||
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X: 3
T: Tommy Peoples'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FDB AGE|FAd f2a|g2b ege|Bcc AGE|
FGB ABG|FAd f2a|bge cAF|GFE D2E:|
|:F2D D3|FAd fdA|g2e efd|Bcd ecA|
B2g bge|Adf afd|FAd gec|1AGE D2E:|2AGE D2B||
|:ABA f3|abg afd|BGE A3|ceA GEA|
d2g eff|abg afd|Bge c3|1AGE D2B:|2AGE D3||
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Four comments

Version from Oisin Mac Diarmada’s recording on Traditional Music on Fiddle, Banjo and Harp. In the sleeve notes it says that Tommy Peoples plays this tune as a waltz (Jocelyn’s) on The Quiet Glen.
I also have a recording of Tommy Peoples playing this jig in a set with the informative name "Two Jigs" on the CD "Fiddle Sticks - Irish Traditional Music from Donegal".
In typical Peoples’ style, this jig covers two octaves in 1 1/2 bars - a great excercise for arpeggios and intonation! :-)

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A great jig with a lovely melody - melody always seems to be a strong feature on any of Tommy Peoples compositions (Grainne’s jig, Green Fields of Glentown reel, etc.). The first time I heard this tune was when Tommy handed it to a fiddle class in Ennis about 9 years ago as "The Jocelyn Tree".

“The Jocelyn Tree” / “Jocelyn’s Tree”

~ named for a Portland fiddler who lived in Clare for awhile and took lessons from Tommy Peoples - she’d ride her bike up to his house and the tree she used to prop up the bike became known as Jocelyn’s tree..

# Posted on April 13th 2009 by airport