Tommy Peoples’ jig

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

There are 59 recordings of a tune by this name.

Tommy Peoples' has been added to 79 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