Bold Doherty jig

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Bold Doherty has been added to 53 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Bold Doherty
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
EFG AGA|BGE GAB|cec BdB|AGE EDB,|
EFG Adc|BGE GAB|~c3 BdB|1 AGE E2D:|2 AGE E2c||
B2e edB|dBA G2A|Bee edB|dBG Adc|
B2e edB|dBA GAB|~c3 BGB|AGE E2c|
B2e edB|dBA G2A|Bee edB|dBG ABd|
~g3 ege|dBA GAB|cec BdB|AGE EDB,||
ABC
X: 2
T: Bold Doherty
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
EFG ~A3|B2E GAB|c2B BAG|AGE E2B|
EFG~A3|G2E GAB|cBA BAG|AGE E2B|
EFG ~A3|~B3 BAB|~c3 BAG|AGD E2B|
EFG~A3|G2E GAB|cBA BAG|AGE E2A||
B2e ede|dBA AGD|B2e ede|dBA AGD|
B2e ede|dBA AGA|cBA BAG|AGE E2A|
B2e ede|dBA AGD|B2e ede|dBA AGd|
~g3 gfe|dBA GAB|cBA BAG|AGD E2B||
ABC
X: 3
T: Bold Doherty
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
EFG ABc|B2E FGA|cBA BdB|AGE E2B|
EFG A2A|BEF GAB|cBA BdB|AGE E3:|
Bee edB|dBA GAe|Bee edB|dBA A3|
Bee edB|dBA GAe|cBA BdB|AGE E3|
Bee edB|dBA GAe|Bee edB|dBA A3|
G2g dee|dBA GAc|cBA BdB|AGE E3||
ABC
X: 4
T: Bold Doherty
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
EFG ABc|B2E GAB|c2A BcB|AGE EB,E|
EFG ABc|B2E GAB|c2A BcB|1 AGE E2B:|2 AGE E2A||
B2e edB|dBG ABc|B2e edB|dBA A2A|
B2e edB|dBA GAB|c2A BcB|AGE E2A|
B2e edB|dBG ABc|B2e edB|dBA A2A|
G2g gfe|dBA GAB|c2A BcB|AGE E2B||
ABC

Three comments

Bold Doherty

This is the jig version of the song recorded by Dervish, amongst others (for a clip, go here http://www.mp3sale.ru/track.php?ms_trackid=118032). There’s a similar tune here already which is probably based on the same song, but there are significant differences in the B-part to warrant a separate posting, I think http://www.thesession.org/tunes/2680. The version I’ve posted is based on the setting on Angelina Carberry’s "An Traidisiun Beo".

Here’s the version I recorded at a session when I first heard the tune a few years ago, before I heard Angelina Carberry’s recording:

X: 1
T: Bold Doherty
S: Session recording, Durty Nelly’s, Sydney NSW
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Emin
EFG ~A3|B2E GAB|c2B BAG|AGE E2B|
EFG~A3|G2E GAB|cBA BAG|AGE E2B|
EFG ~A3|~B3 BAB|~c3 BAG|AGD E2B|
EFG~A3|G2E GAB|cBA BAG|AGE E2A||
B2e ede|dBA AGD|B2e ede|dBA AGD|
B2e ede|dBA AGA|cBA BAG|AGE E2A|
B2e ede|dBA AGD|B2e ede|dBA AGd|
~g3 gfe|dBA GAB|cBA BAG|AGD E2B||

Other versions I’ve found online are below (edited a bit by me for easy comparison):

X: 1
T: Bold Doherty
S: Session tape, Doolin 1987
D: Josephine Marsh "Bold Doherty"
N: Josephine Marsh said: "I heard this well-known folk song played as a
N: jig at the Willie Clancy festival and liked the eery feeling it created."
Z: Bernie Stocks
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
F: http://www.trad-music.com/retreat-jigs2.abc
K: Emin
EFG ABc|B2E FGA|cBA BdB|AGE E2B|
EFG A2A|BEF GAB|cBA BdB|AGE E3:|
Bee edB|dBA GAe|Bee edB|dBA A3|
Bee edB|dBA GAe|cBA BdB|AGE E3|
Bee edB|dBA GAe|Bee edB|dBA A3|
G2g dee|dBA GAc|cBA BdB|AGE E3||

X: 1
T: Bold Doherty
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R:jig
F:http://www.irishtradmusic.org/100jigsreels.ABC
K: Emin
EFG ABc|B2E GAB|c2A BcB|AGE EB,E|
EFG ABc|B2E GAB|c2A BcB|1 AGE E2B:|2 AGE E2A||
B2e edB|dBG ABc|B2e edB|dBA A2A|
B2e edB|dBA GAB|c2A BcB|AGE E2A|
B2e edB|dBG ABc|B2e edB|dBA A2A|
G2g gfe|dBA GAB|c2A BcB|AGE E2B||

Bold Doherty (song)

Fermanagh singer and concertina player Gabriel McArdle sings the song on "Jig Away the Donkey: Music and Song of South Ulster" CD. The notes read:

Gabriel learned this song from Drogheda singer, Sean Corcoran. The song mentions Doherty passinng through Gabriel’s hometown of Enniskillen. Sean collected the song from Mary Ann Carolan from Tinure, Co. Louth in the early 1970’s.