Coppers And Brass jig

Also known as Coppers & Brass, Hardigan’s Fancy, Hartigan’s Fancy, Hartigans Fancy, The Humours Of Ennistymon.

There are 75 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Lark In The Morning (a few times), The Gander In The Pratie Hole (a few times), Kitty’s Rambles (a few times), The Rambling Pitchfork (a few times).

Coppers And Brass has been added to 395 tunebooks.

Download ABC

Six settings

X: 1
T: Coppers And Brass
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A|:~B3 GBd|cBc ABc|BdB GBd|cAG FGA|
|~B3 GBd|cBc ABc|~d3 edc|1 BAF G2 A:|2 BAF G2 e||
|:~f3 fed|cBA FGA|Ggg gfg|afd d2 e|
f/g/ag fed|cBA FGA|~B3 cAF|1 AGF G2 e:|2 AGF GBd||
|gdB gdB|ecA ecA|~B3 GBd|cBA FGA|
gdB gdB|ecA ecA|BdB cAF|1 AGF GBd:|2 AGF G2 A||
# Added .
ABC
X: 2
T: Coppers And Brass
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d/2c/2|BGB BGB|AFA AFA|~B3 ABA|GBd ged|
~B3 BAG|ABA DFA|ded cAF|AGF G2:|d|
~f3 fed|cAG FGA|g2g gfg|agf d2e|
f/2g/2fd e/2f/2ed|cAG FGA|BGB cAF|AGF G2:|
ABC
X: 3
T: Coppers And Brass
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
{d}(3BABB GBd | ~c3 Adc | ~B3 GBd | (3cBAG FGA |
~B3 ~G3 | (3.c.c.Bc ABc | dfd cAF | AGF G2A |
{d}(3BABB GBd | ~c3 Adc | ~B3 GBd | (3cBAG FGA |
(3.B.B.GG (3.B.B.GG | AFF (3.A.B.cA | BdB {d}cAF | AGF G(5ABcde ||
f2f {g}fed | {e}dcA AGF | GBd ~g3 | afd {e}dcA |
^cde fed | cAG FGA | (3BcdB {d}cAF |1 AGF G2e :|2 AGF G2f ||
gdB (3.g.g.dB | (3.e.e.cA ecA | gdB {d}BAB | {d}cAG FGA |
(3.g.g.dB (3.g.g.dB | ecA ecA | ~B3 ~G3 | (3.c.c.AF G2f |
gdB (3.g.g.dB | (3efgf ecA | ~B3 ~G3 (3.c.c.AG FGA |
(3BcdB GEG | cec ABc | dfd (3cBAF | AGF G3 ||
ABC
X: 4
T: Coppers And Brass
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A| ~B3 GBd | cBc ABc | B/c/dB GBd | cAG FGA |
~B3 GBd | cBc ABc | ded cAF | AGF G2 :|
d | ~f3 fed | cAG FGA | dgg gfg | afd d2 e |
f/g/ag fed | cAG FGA | ~B3 cAF | AGF GB :|
d | gdB gdB | ecA ecA | ~B3 GBd | cAG FED |
gdB gdB | ecA ecA | B/c/dB GBd | cAF G2 :|
ABC
X: 5
T: Coppers And Brass
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:~B3 GAB|~c3 Adc|B2 D GBd|cAG FGA|
|~B3 GAB|~c3 ABc|ded cAF|1AGF G2 A:|2AGF GBd||
|:~f3 fed|cAG FGA|dgg gfg|afd d3|
|(3fga f ged|cAG FGA|~B3 cAF|1AGF GBd:|2AGF G3||
ABC
X: 6
T: Coppers And Brass
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:dc|BGB BF/G/B|AFA AF/G/A|B3 DF/G/B|def gdc|
BF/G/B BAG|AcA/A/ DFA|df/g/d cAF|AGF G3||
|:BF/G/B BF/G/B|AF/G/A AF/G/A|B3 A3|GB/c/d gdc|
BDD BAG|ADD ABc|df/g/d cAF|AGF G3||
|:f3 fed|cAG FGA|g3 ge/f/g|afd d2e|
f/g/ad e/f/ed|cAG FGA|BF/G/B cAF|AGF G3||
|:fdd fdd|cAG FGA|g3 ge/f/g|afd d2e|
f2e e/f/ed|cAG FGA|BF/G/B cAD|AGG G3|
f3 fed|cAA AGF|g3 gag|gfd dcA|
B/c/de fdd|cAG E/F/GA|BF/G/B cAF|AGG G3||
# Added by JACKB .
ABC

Nineteen comments

Coppers and Brass

I learned this off a video of Dervish playing with flute player Seamus Tansey—a terrific rolling three-part jig. Dervish also put this on one of their cds in Cmajor (just jump down a string on fiddle).

All those big jumps across the strings—especially in Parts B and C—make this initially a tricky tune for fiddlers, but take it slow and the jumps will soon fall in place.

We do this one after Connaughtman’s Rambles, changing key while hanging on the B note that ends Connaughtman’s and begins Coppers and Brass. But it’d go well after almost an Dmajor jig, or before for that matter.
Will

Posted .

Coppers and Brass

I fell in love with this tune after hearing it on a Dervish album. Would love to see that video sometime.

This is an odd, G-heavy grouping, but it works for me on the bouzouki: Charles O’Connor, into Coppers and Brass/Humors of Ennistymon with chording, then Haste to the Wedding, with Donnybrook Fair thrown on the end.

Someone told me that if it’s just the A and B part, the tune is Coppers and Brass, but if you play all three parts, it’s the Humors of Ennistymon….

I learnt this from the High Level Ranters album "High Level" (1971) - it probably crept onto a Northumbrian record as the A part bears more than a passing resemblance to the "Keel Row".
They played "Tobins" after it, and we tag "Sweets of may, Dingle Regatta and Father Kellys" before it to make a super set of jigs.

I had this tune in my head one day in Miltown Malbay, myself and a friend were sitting sheltering from the rain in the car beside our tent, I took out the mandolin to get it down, and my friend said to me, "that’s a lovely jig, what’s it called?" I told him I hadn’t a notion, and that I didn’t even know where I’d heard it.

It was about two weeks later it hit me I’d heard Dervish play it, so I put on the CD and then realised there was a third part to it, I still didn’t know the name though. I was listening to Michael Coleman by chance and heard him play it, finally I was able to put a name to it.

Coppers and Brass ( my favourite two parts version )

T:Coppers and Brass
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:jig
Z:gmp
K:G
d/2c/2|BGB BGB|AFA AFA|~B3 ABA|GBd ged|
~B3 BAG|ABA DFA|ded cAF|AGF G2:|d|
~f3 fed|cAG FGA|g2g gfg|agf d2e|
f/2g/2fd e/2f/2ed|cAG FGA|BGB cAF|AGF G2:|

An interesting version of coppers and brass

T:Coppers And Brass
R:Jig
S:Paddy Canny, Clare (fiddle)
Z:Bernie Stocks
N:As played
D:Home tape of unknown provenance
H:’f2’ in bar 17 slid heavily
M:6/8
K:G
{d}(3BABB GBd | ~c3 Adc | ~B3 GBd | (3cBAG FGA |
~B3 ~G3 | (3.c.c.Bc ABc | dfd cAF | AGF G2A |
{d}(3BABB GBd | ~c3 Adc | ~B3 GBd | (3cBAG FGA |
(3.B.B.GG (3.B.B.GG | AFF (3.A.B.cA | BdB {d}cAF | AGF G(5ABcde ||
f2f {g}fed | {e}dcA AGF | GBd ~g3 | afd {e}dcA |
^cde fed | cAG FGA | (3BcdB {d}cAF |1 AGF G2e :|2 AGF G2f ||
gdB (3.g.g.dB | (3.e.e.cA ecA | gdB {d}BAB | {d}cAG FGA |
(3.g.g.dB (3.g.g.dB | ecA ecA | ~B3 ~G3 | (3.c.c.AF G2f |
gdB (3.g.g.dB | (3efgf ecA | ~B3 ~G3 (3.c.c.AG FGA |
(3BcdB GEG | cec ABc | dfd (3cBAF | AGF G3 ||

Irish name

I’ve never come across an Irish name for this in my travels, but out of interest it could be ‘Pinginí is Pinginí" (I don’t know if many people in the world still call pennies ‘coppers’, but we do here) pennies = pinginí, and the popular slang for brass is pinginí as well (the actual word being prás, but that doesn’t make the translation as interesting!)

It’s on Dick Gaughan’s record from 1977 and is the title of the record. It’s in In Brendan Brethneach’s book 1 with it’s Irish name copper pennies and brass

Johnny Doran the travelling piper played it and it’s on his record it’s a superb version with a wild opening phrase . I reckon he used it to gather a crowd at the horse fairs and races.

Humors of Ennistymon

This is the version I know…….

X: 1
T: Humors of Ennistymon
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
A| ~B3 GBd | cBc ABc | B/c/dB GBd | cAG FGA |
~B3 GBd | cBc ABc | ded cAF | AGF G2 :|
d | ~f3 fed | cAG FGA | dgg gfg | afd d2 e |
f/g/ag fed | cAG FGA | ~B3 cAF | AGF GB :|
d | gdB gdB | ecA ecA | ~B3 GBd | cAG FED |
gdB gdB | ecA ecA | B/c/dB GBd | cAF G2 :|

I believe that a copper is an outdated name for a cooking pot/pan, which must have been made of copper, I guess. The brass might refer to the candlestick holders, table necessities, etc. When I hear this tune, I imagine some vendor in a horse and wagon driving about calling out "Coppers and brass for sale" or something like that…Just a guess re: what this tune is about.

Exhaust’d pipes

I don’t kow if I ever liked this tune but too many helpings at sessions have killed it for me. Nice wild f’s in the second part though!

Copper and Brass: Traveller’s Version

I believe the two-part version Gian Marco transcribed is the traveller’s version of the tune. http://www.thesession.org/tunes/228#comment125457

It’s on Paddy Keenan’s self-titled album, and you can also listen to Felix Doran’s nephew John Rooney and his son Larry Rooney play it: http://www.grtleeds.co.uk/Culture/PointerSession/PointerSession14.mp3

A Session with John Rooney: http://www.grtleeds.co.uk/Culture/rooneyRecordings.html

Traveller Version

Sorry for a grammatical error this time.

BOTL Humours if Ennistymon

X:1
T:Humours of Ennistymon
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Gmaj
|:~B3 GAB|~c3 Adc|B2 D GBd|cAG FGA|
|~B3 GAB|~c3 ABc|ded cAF|1AGF G2 A:|2AGF GBd||
|:~f3 fed|cAG FGA|dgg gfg|afd d3|
|(3fga f ged|cAG FGA|~B3 cAF|1AGF GBd:|2AGF G3||

This is close to what is played on Boys of the Lough ‘good friends - good music’ (Philo CD PH 1051).

Just two parts and nice long rolls to play around with. A nice hard drinking jig.

-Dan

Just two parts, nice long rolls to play around with. A

My Version

I’ve learnt bits and pices from various pipers, this is an old gig, but it has great energy.

Posted by .