Haley’s jig

Also known as Haley’s Favorite, Haley’s Favourite, John Kimmel’s, Kimmel’s, Sean Maguire’s, Sean McGuire’s.

There are 35 recordings of a tune by this name.

Haley's has been added to 67 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Haley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:EB,E GEG|BGB e2f|gfe dBG|
FAG FED|EB,E GEG|BGB e2f|
gfe dBA|1 GEE E2F:|2 GEE E2f||
|:gGG Gge|dBG G2f|gfe dBG|FAG FED|
[1 gGG Gge|dBG G2f|gfe dBA|GEE E2f:|
[2 EB,E GEG|BGB e2f|gfe dBA|GEE E2F||
ABC
X: 2
T: Haley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
E3 GE/F/G | BGB e2 f | gfe dBG | F/G/AG FED |
E^DE GFG | B^AB e2 f | g>fe dB^A | Be^d e2 :|
|: gGG Gge | dBG G2 f | gfe dB/A/G | F>AG FED |
[1 gBA Gge | dBG A2 f | g>fe dB^A | Be^d e2 :|
[2 E^DE GFG | B^AB e2 f | g>fe dBA | GE^D E2 |]
ABC
X: 3
T: Haley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: F | E2 E GEG | B2 B e2 f | gfe d2 G | FAG FED | ~
[2 E^DE G2 G | B^AB e3 | g2 e dBA | GE^D E2 |]
ABC
X: 4
T: Haley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:~E3~G3 | ~B3 e2f | gfe dBG | FAG FED |
~E3~G3 | ~B3 e2f | gfe dBA |1 GEE E2F :|2 GEE E2f :|:
~g3 gfe | dBG G2f | gfe dBG | FAG FED |
|1~g3 gfe | dBG G2 f | gfe dBG | GEE E2f :|
|2~E3 ~G3 | ~B3 e2f | gfe dBA | GEE E2F |
ABC

Nine comments

A dreaming jig

Very beautiful, with just a bodhran and a whistle.
Close your eyes and you will see the fairies who’s dancing near you….

A beautiful tune

I love this jig! It is a beautiful, flowing tune and is so dreamy you could almost get lost in in it….great!

Not to be confused with Sean McGuire`s reel

The version of this tune known as Sean McGuires is played in B flat.

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“John Kimmel’s Jig” / “Haley’s Jig” ~ by John Kimmel?

Originally G Dorian (= with one flat ~ Bb)

“Haley’s Jig” ~ a few personal ways with it

X: 1134
T: Haley’s Jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: E Dorian
|: F |
E3 GE/F/G | BGB e2 f | gfe dBG | F/G/AG FED |
E^DE GFG | B^AB e2 f | g>fe dB^A | Be^d e2 :|
|: f |
|: gGG Gge | dBG G2 f | gfe dB/A/G | F>AG FED |
[1 gBA Gge | dBG A2 f | g>fe dB^A | Be^d e2 :|
[2 E^DE GFG | B^AB e2 f | g>fe dBA | GE^D E2 |]

I also love doing the slow-quick with this one, or, as examples ~

|: F | E2 E GEG | B2 B e2 f | gfe d2 G | FAG FED | ~

&

[2 E^DE G2 G | B^AB e3 | g2 e dBA | GE^D E2 |]

Like a comet in the ITM sky

Haley’s

John Kimmel played this in B minor, with a low F# a semitone below the lowest note on the fiddle, and a D in the 3rd octave. Lots you can do with a melodeon. X:4 is the usual setting but with rolls instead of EB,E etc., handy if you have a flute or chanter.