Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie reel

Also known as Jenny And The Weaver, Jenny’s Welcome Home To Charlie, Jenny’s Welcome To Charley.

There are 66 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Broken Pledge (a few times), Toss The Feathers (a few times), Rakish Paddy (a few times).

Jenny's Welcome To Charlie has been added to 347 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Jenny's Welcome To Charlie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|D2 AB AGE^F|GEcE dEcE|D2 AB AGE^F|GEcE EDCE|
|D2 AB AGE^F|GEcE d2 cd|eddc AGE^F|1 GEcE EDCE:|2 GEcE EDD2|
|:f3 d efed|cA (3AAA cA (3AAA|f2 fd edcd|eaag edde|
|~f3 d efed|cAAB c2 cd|eddc AGE^F|GEcE EDD2:|
|:a2 ab age^f|~g3 a gedg|eaag aged|eaag edde|
|~a3 b age^f|~g3 a gedB|A2 (3Bcd eddc|AcGE EDD2:|
|:Addc defd|AccB cdec|Addc d2 cd|eaag eddc|
|~d3 e dcAB|~c3 d cAGE|D2 (3E^FG Addc|1 AcGE EDD2:|2 AcGE EDCE||
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X: 2
T: Jenny's Welcome To Charlie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|D3c AGED|Ec~c2 dc~c2 |D3c AGED|E2cE EDCE|
|D3c AGED|Ec~c2 d2cd|eddc AGEA|1 GEcE EDCE:|2 GEcE EDDg|
|:effA efed|cA AA cAGe|fedf edcd|eaag edde|
|~f2Af efed|cAAc c2cd|eddc AGEA|GEcE EDDg:|
|:ea~a2 age^f|~g2ag gedg|eaag gaag|eaag eddg|
|~a2ea age^f|~g2ag gedB|GA(3Bcd ecdc|1AGcG EGGg:|2AGcG EGGc|
|:Ad~d2 defc|Ac~c2 cAGc|Addc d2 cd|eaag eddc|
|~d2Ad dcAB|~c2Gc cAGE|DEFG Addc|1 AGcG EGGc:|2AGcG EGGE||
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X: 3
T: Jenny's Welcome To Charlie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
[D3D3] A AGEF|G/F/E cE dEcE|DAAc AGEG-|~G2 cG EDCE|
D3 A AGEF|G/F/E cE d2 cd|e/d/c dc AGEG-| ~G2 cG EDCE|
D3 A AGEF|G/F/E cE dEcE|DAAc AGEG|{A}GEcG EcGE|
D3 A AGEF|G~c3 d2 cd|e/d/c dc AGEG-|~G2 cG EDDe||
~f3d efed|cA (3AAA cAG2 |~f3d edcd|eaag edd2 |
e~f3 efed|cAAc G2 cd|e/d/c dc AGEG-|~G2 cG EDD2 |
e~f3 efed|B~c3 cAG2 |~f3d edcd|e/f/g ag ed[d2D2] |
~f3d efed|cAAc G2 cd|e/d/c dc AGEG-|~G2 cG EFGE||
Daag age^f|~g3a gedg|ea{b}ag abag|ea{b}ag edde|
a/b/a gb a2 e^f|~g3a gedB|[GG,]A B/c/d ecBc|AGcG EFGE|
[DA]~a3 age^f|ge f/g/a f-~g3|ea{b}ag a2 ag|ea{b}ag ed[dD]e|
a/b/a gb age^f||~g3a gedB|[GG,]A B/c/d ecBc|AGcG EFGE|
Dd{e}dc d2 ed|~c3d cAGc|Ad{e}dc d/e/d cd|ea{b}ag eddc|
d2 ce dcAB|[c3E3]B cAGE|[D2A2] FA d2 cB|A/B/A GF EFGE|
[DA]~d3 fded|cA B/c/d B~c3|Ad{e}dc d2 cd|ea{b}ag eddc|
dece (3ded AB|~c3d cAGE|D3 ^c- decB|A/B/A GF EcGE||
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X: 4
T: Jenny's Welcome To Charlie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:e~a3 {b}age^f|~g2ag {b}gedg|e~a3{b}ag ed|ea{b}ag eddg|
|(3agaea {b}age^f|~g2ag gedB|GA(3Bcd ecdc|1AGcG EGGg:|2AGcG EGGc|
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X: 5
T: Jenny's Welcome To Charlie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:A~d3d efc|A~c3 cAGc|A~d2c (3ddd cd|ea{b}ag eddc-|
|cddA dcAB|~c2Gc cAGE|DEFG Addc|1 AGcG EGGc:|2AGcG EGGE||
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X: 6
T: Jenny's Welcome To Charlie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|D3A AGEF|GEcE dEcE|D3A AGEG|(3AcA AG EADA|
D3A AGEF|GE E2 cE E2 |D3A AGEG|A3G EADA|
D3A AGEF|GEcE dEcE|D3A AGEG|c2 cG EFGE|
D3A AGEF|(3GFE cE dEcE|D3A AGEG|A3G EADA||
|:d3A ^dA=dA |c3A dAcA |d3A ^dA=dA |eaag edde|
^dA=dA ^dA=dA|c2 cA dAcA|GAcd (3gfe dc|(3AcA AG EFGE:|
|:faag fedf|efge edcg|faag fede|eaag eddg|
eaag fedf|efgf (3gfe dA|GAcd (3gfe dc|A2 AG EFGE:|
|:d3e dcAB|cAdB cAGE|Addc Ad d2 |eaag eddA|
^dA=de dcAB|cAdB cAGE|D2 (3E^FG A2 GE|(3AcA GA EF D2:||
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X: 7
T: Jenny's Welcome To Charlie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|D3c AGED|Ec c2 dc c2 |D3c AGED|E2cE ED D2|
|D3c AGED|Ec c2 d2cd|eddc AGEA|1 GEcE ED D2:|2 GEcE EDDg|
|:f3d efed|cA A2 cAGe|fedf edcd|eaag edde|
|f2 df efed|cAAB c3d|eddc AGEA|GEcE EDDg:|
|:ea a2 age^f|g2ag gedg|eaag eaag|eaag eddg|
|a2 ea age^f|g2 ag gedB|GA (3Bcd ecdc|1GEcE EDDg:|2GEcE EDDc|
|:Ad d2 defc|Ac c2 cAGc|Addc d2 cd|eaag eddc|
|d2Ad dcAB|c2Gc cAGE|DEFG Addc|1 GEcE EDDc:|2GEcE EGGE||
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Forty-one comments

Jenny’s Welcome to Charlie

This transcription comes from the Paddy Glackin/Paddy Keenan duet mentioned in the discussion thread. It bears a strong resemblence to the version in the Krassen edition of O’Neill’s (page 142), though to me Glackin’s holds together better (probably because Krassen tended to put too many variations into a single transcription). Kevin Burke also does a thoughtful version, but I can’t recall if and where he’s recorded it.

Pipers will find a version from Seamus Ennis in Breathnach’s Vol 2 (#261) of Ceol Rince na hEireann.

This is a popular show piece for fiddlers, and has cycled in and out of being a standard at competitions.

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oh yeah…25 years ago I heard Aly Bain play this piece with Boys of the Lough, but first, by way of introduction, Cathal MCConnell launched into one of his wonderful rambling dissertations about what a welcome that was. Somehow, without ever stooping to plain language, Cathal got it across that Jenny was both angry at and ravenous for poor old Charlie, who perhaps had been away from home for too long. As usual, Cathal’s interpretation took longer to tell than Aly’s four times through this four-part reel, and was just as entertaining.

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Of that Seamus Ennis version - mighty piping.

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“Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie” from Doublin’ by Paddy Glackin And Paddy Keenan

T:Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie
T:Jenny’s Welcome Home To Charlie
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Paddy Glackin & Paddy Keenan - doublin
Z: gian marco pietrasanta
R:reel
K:Ddor
|D3c AGED|Ec~c2 dc~c2 |D3c AGED|E2cE EDCE|
|D3c AGED|Ec~c2 d2cd|eddc AGEA|1 GEcE EDCE:|2 GEcE EDDg|
|:effA efed|cA AA cAGe|fedf edcd|eaag edde|
|~f2Af efed|cAAc c2cd|eddc AGEA|GEcE EDDg:|
|:ea~a2 age^f|~g2ag gedg|eaag gaag|eaag eddg|
|~a2ea age^f|~g2ag gedB|GA(3Bcd ecdc|1AGcG EGGg:|2AGcG EGGc|
|:Ad~d2 defc|Ac~c2 cAGc|Addc d2 cd|eaag eddc|
|~d2Ad dcAB|~c2Gc cAGE|DEFG Addc|1 AGcG EGGc:|2AGcG EGGE||

Jenny’s Welcome - Brian Conway version

Here’s a transcription of fiddler Brian Conway’s first trip through the tune, from his cd, First Through the Gate. Lots to digest here, and he makes it sound so easy. I think I’ll go play easy tunes on my flute for a while….

X: 1
T: Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie
D: Brian Conway, First Through the Gate
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
[D3D3] A AGEF|G/F/E cE dEcE|DAAc AGEG-|~G2 cG EDCE|
D3 A AGEF|G/F/E cE d2 cd|e/d/c dc AGEG-| ~G2 cG EDCE|
D3 A AGEF|G/F/E cE dEcE|DAAc AGEG|{A}GEcG EcGE|
D3 A AGEF|G~c3 d2 cd|e/d/c dc AGEG-|~G2 cG EDDe||
~f3d efed|cA (3AAA cAG2 |~f3d edcd|eaag edd2 |
e~f3 efed|cAAc G2 cd|e/d/c dc AGEG-|~G2 cG EDD2 |
e~f3 efed|B~c3 cAG2 |~f3d edcd|e/f/g ag ed[d2D2] |
~f3d efed|cAAc G2 cd|e/d/c dc AGEG-|~G2 cG EFGE||
Daag age^f|~g3a gedg|ea{b}ag abag|ea{b}ag edde|
a/b/a gb a2 e^f|~g3a gedB|[GG,]A B/c/d ecBc|AGcG EFGE|
[DA]~a3 age^f|ge f/g/a f-~g3|ea{b}ag a2 ag|ea{b}ag ed[dD]e|
a/b/a gb age^f||~g3a gedB|[GG,]A B/c/d ecBc|AGcG EFGE|
Dd{e}dc d2 ed|~c3d cAGc|Ad{e}dc d/e/d cd|ea{b}ag eddc|
d2 ce dcAB|[c3E3]B cAGE|[D2A2] FA d2 cB|A/B/A GF EFGE|
[DA]~d3 fded|cA B/c/d B~c3|Ad{e}dc d2 cd|ea{b}ag eddc|
dece (3ded AB|~c3d cAGE|D3 ^c- decB|A/B/A GF EcGE||

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A bit more on the “Doublin’” version

I’ve set out below a more detailed look at Paddy Glackin’s ornamentation in the third part, which is tricky to pick up. No disrespect intended to Gian Marco, who’s transcription is excellent and very close to the original.

|:e~a3 {b}age^f|~g2ag {b}gedg|e~a3{b}ag ed|ea{b}ag eddg|
|(3agaea {b}age^f|~g2ag gedB|GA(3Bcd ecdc|1AGcG EGGg:|2AGcG EGGc|

4th Part too

|:A~d3d efc|A~c3 cAGc|A~d2c (3ddd cd|ea{b}ag eddc-|
|cddA dcAB|~c2Gc cAGE|DEFG Addc|1 AGcG EGGc:|2AGcG EGGE||

Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie version??

I was wondering what people would consider the most common version of "Jenny’s welcome to Charlie", because I have heard other versions than the one that I play. I was told that a good few years ago someone made a recording of it that made it famous, but I can’t remember who I was told recorded it. Does anyone know of this recording?
Can anyone help??

Re: Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie version??

Well, I have several recordings of it. Just looking through the recordings list on the page here for it, some recordings that might be considered "famous" would be:

Selected Jigs Reels And Songs - DeDannan
The Pipering of Willie Clancy Vol.2 - Willie Clancy
The Coleman Archive Vol. 2 - Various
Spirit of West Clare - Bobby Casey
Doublin’ - Glackin & Keenan

etc.

It was DeDannan for me, though…

Re: Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie version??

The versions played by Seamus Ennis and Willie Clancy are great but not typical and pretty much inimitable on any instrument but the uilleann pipes. The Paddy Glackin version from Doublin’ is the one I’ve encountered the most.

Re: Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie version??

My favourite version is definitely Paddy Glackins, accompanied by Donal Lunny.
I just got a record deck recently and have been enjoying all those old vinyl classics, scratches and all!…

Re: Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie version??

Glackin on "Doublin’" gets my vote too. Also for Donal Lunny’s accompaniment.

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Re: Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie version??

Finbar Dwyer made a wonderful job on that tune on one of his recordings.

Re: Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie version??

Kathleen Collins … lovely.

Re: Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie version??

Zoe Conway’s original

Re: Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie version??

The version printed in Matt Cranitch’s Fiddle Book is unlike any recording
I’ve heard. The one I’ve learned is the Glackin version; I think Martin
Hayes also recorded one.

Re: Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie version??

‘Most common’ and ‘popular’ only rarely coincide with ‘Good’ in Irish music these days. Why settle for the most common? The definitive version of “Jenny’s welcome to Charlie” is, in my opinion, the version recorded by the great fiddler Hugh Gillespie from Ballybofey in North Donegal. Perhaps this is the famous recording of the tune you are referring to. A CD of Hugh Gillespie’s recordings called “Hugh Gillespie: Classic Recordings Of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music” is available, (compiled from his 78s from the 1930s) and it’s absolutely superb. Hugh Gillespie knew Michael Coleman in New York, and shared a flat with him I believe. In certain aspects of his playing he was certainly influenced by Coleman; and this (coupled with a narrow view of the musical Donegal tradition) has led to the current view among the ‘standard-bearers’ of Donegal fiddle playing that he is not at all representative of the Donegal style. In fact much of the playing in north and north-west Donegal at that time had a good deal more in common with other regional styles of Irish fiddling than did some of the south Donegal styles (which are quite idiosyncratic). Hugh Gillespie’s playing is quite recognizably in the Donegal style, and only a simpleton could mistake it for Michael Coleman’s style.
Martin Hayes recorded a characteristically slowish version of “Jenny’s welcome to Charlie” on his latest CD ‘Welcome Here Again’, and in the sleeve-notes he refers to Hugh Gillespie’s recording.

“Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie” ~ so often taken O.T.T.

I too like the Gillespie take on it, but my appreciation doesn’t end there.

Here’s another twist to this, takin’ it elsewhere and curiously ~ and calling after the jig
"The Long Note"
Submitted on February 9th 2003 by swisspiper.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/1424

Another Great Version

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill do a brilliant version of this on "Welcome Hear Again"- that’s the version I learned. I’ll have to check out the Hugh Gillespie and Paddy Glackin versions.

Jenny’s Welcom to Charlie on whistle

So, do you play a d whistle and half hole the f, or a c whistle and half hole the f# (or get a keyed flute, or, heaven forbid, play it on a rec&*!!@der)?

Re: Jenny’s Welcom to Charlie on whistle

The first three options are all acceptable, but you’ll go straight to hell if you play it on a recorder…

Re: Jenny’s Welcom to Charlie on whistle

If I were to pay the effing tune on a whistle id just half tape the hole in question. tape on, tape off. easy. :-)

Re: Jenny’s Welcom to Charlie on whistle

dohhh…that’s "Welcome"…you Buckfastleigh boys!! A&Jxx

Re: Jenny’s Welcom to Charlie on whistle

I suppose that’s the whistler’s equivalent of a capo…

Re: Jenny’s Welcom to Charlie on whistle

Why hello, bodatcha. This a tune you play?

Re: Jenny’s Welcom to Charlie on whistle

I play it on a D whistle and half hole the Fs

Re: Jenny’s Welcom to Charlie on whistle

Great tune! I usually play on a Low C. It probably depends on which version you play.

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Re: Jenny’s Welcom to Charlie on whistle

I learned it from a Seamus Ennis tape, I think. No problem with half-holing in his version.

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Re: Jenny’s Welcom to Charlie on whistle

If you manage the ghost d’s on the whistle ;-)

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Re: Jenny’s Welcom to Charlie on whistle

not yet No.73 but we’ll give it a look!

Re: Jenny’s Welcom to Charlie on whistle

You can always play it on a C whistle and cross-finger the F#. Or transpose it into G and play it on a D whistle. I try to only half-hole a note when I absolutely have to.

Re: Jenny’s Welcom to Charlie on whistle

Or am I getting my keys mixed up again…

Re: Jenny’s Welcom to Charlie on whistle

Nice Idea Red menace - I’ll look into that cross-fingering. I’m guessing it works better on some whistles than others…

Re: Jenny’s Welcom to Charlie on whistle

On a C whistle, XXOXXO or XXOXXX should give you a pretty decent F#, although you are right it will vary slightly from whistle to whistle.

Jenny’s Welcome to Charlie

Just a few hours ago, I heard Paddy Glackin play this popular show piece on stage, backed by Donal Lunny. They still sounded as young as on Doublin’, recorded back in 1978. It was also nice to hear him explain how he got the tune. Here’s what I can remember:

Paddy Glackin picked it up from Dublin-born fiddler Larry Redican, who emigrated to the United States. On one of his returns to Dublin, Redican visited the house of the Glackins to have some music with them, and this reel was among the tunes he played then.

Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie…continued

I’ve come across this tune again a couple of times this past week. Sean Maguire recorded it on his "Champion Of Champions" LP. The entry in the sleeve notes is interesting, but IMHO, utter bollocks.

"A tune normally associated with the uilleann pipes [ Irish bagpipes ], or concert flute, here featured in a spectacular arrangement for fiddle".

There is also a somewhat bizarre version, played by Sligo fiddler Andrew Davey, on the 2nd "Coleman Archive" CD, where to my ear, he ignores the high f-naturals altogether, and substitutes the note e ! Sounds very weird after hearing the "normal" version for so many years.

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One of my all time favorite tunes, one I’d be taking to a desert island thats for sure. If I had to take a recording of it, it would be the 4 times through Doublin version for me……….

Edel Fox

Gian Marco’s setting, the second one that shows up here from 8 years ago is closest to the Edel Fox version from Chords and Beryls. I like it a lot better than other versions that sound too much like Jenny Picking Cockles, although the latter was most likely derived from the former it’s still nice to be able to distinguish the tunes if possible.

My banjo rendition

X:2
T: Jenny’s Welcome To Charlie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K:Ddor
|D3c AGED|Ec (3ccc dc (3ccc |(3DDD Dc AGED| (3EEE cE EDCE|
|D3c AGED|Ec (3ccc d2cd|eddc AGEA|1 GEcE EDCE:|2 GEcE EDde|
|:(3fff fd efed|cA (3AAA cAGe|fedf edcd|eaag edde|
|~fAdf efed|cA (3AAA c2cd|eddc AGEA|GEcE EDde:|
|:(3aaa aa age^f| (3ggg ag gedg|ea (3aaa aged|eaag eddg|
|(3aaa ba age^f| (3ggg ag gedB|GABd ecdc|AGcG EDde:|
|:Ad (3ddd defc|Ac (3ccc cAGc|Addc d2 (3Bcd|eaag eddc|
| (3ddd Ad dcAB|(3ccc Gc cAGE|DEFG Addc| AGcG EDCE :|