Eddie Kelly’s jig

Also known as The Drumshanbo, Eddie Kelly’s No.2, The Galway, Gene ODonnells.

There are 112 recordings of a tune by this name.

Eddie Kelly's has been added to 198 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Eddie Kelly's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
GEF G2A|Bee edc|~B3 GBG|
AFD AFD|GEF G2A|Bee edc|
~B3 GBG|1 AFD E2F:|2 AFD E3||
|:gfe fed|Bee Bee|gfe fed|1 B^cd e2f:|2 B^cd ed=c||
# Added by seara .
ABC
X: 2
T: Eddie Kelly's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|F/ |: GEF G2A| Bee edc| BAB GAB| AFD AFD|
| GEF G2A| Bee edc| BAB GAB|1 AFD E3:|2 AFD E>ef :|
|:gfe fed| Bee Bee| gfe fed| B^cd e2f|
|1 gfe fed| Bee Bee|BAB GAB |AFD Eef:|
|2 gfg aga| bge edB|BAB GAB | AFD E3:|
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Twelve comments

This is No.2.

Several tunes have the title "Eddie Kelly’s," but this is No.2.

1st part similar to saddle to the pony?

So part 1 has 16 bars (2 repeats, 8 bars each) and part 2 has 8 bars (2 repeats, 4 bars each)? Strange structure. Makes the tune sound a little unfinished.

The Galway Jig

Mick Moloney calls this "The Galway Jig" on his album with Eugene O’Donnell, "Uncommon Bonds".

The tune that John Doyle plays is "Eddie Kelly’s Reel", not the jig. Cheers

Eddie Kelly’s

New Zealander Brendyn Montgomery plays this tune on his debut album, ‘Mountain Air’ - whistle and flute.

This adds a nice piece to the B section

Have a look at this transcription - It is the way I keep hearing it played in NY. There is an extra repeat in the B section that makes it flow really nicely:

X: 2
T: Eddie Kelly’s Jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
Q:350
K: D Mix
|F/ |: GEF G2A| Bee edc| BAB GAB| AFD AFD|
| GEF G2A| Bee edc| BAB GAB|1 AFD E3:|2 AFD E>ef :|
|:gfe fed| Bee Bee| gfe fed| B^cd e2f|
|1 gfe fed| Bee Bee|BAB GAB |AFD Eef:|
|2 gfg aga| bge edB|BAB GAB | AFD E3:|

Eddie Kellys Tune Name

This I think is actually Gene O Donnells by Ed Reavy. Named after Derry Dancer Fiddler, a friend of Ed Reavy. ITs def same tune with some localised interpr.

I don’t agree at all. I think the 2 tunes are very different.

love this one, i like playing it with slide to the B’s in the second part

Mandy Murray does 2 called Eddie Kelly’s jig in Em on Anglo International. Nice tunes