Jimmy Batty’s reel

By John Carty

Also known as The Belfast Man’s Trip To Clare, The Belfastman’s Trip To Clare.

There are 12 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Jimmy Batty’s has been added to 5 tune sets.

Jimmy Batty's has been added to 94 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Jimmy Batty's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dFFB AFEF|~D2DF ADFA|BEEE Bdef|gefd edBc|
dFFB AFEF|~D3F ADFA|BEEE (3Bcd ef|1 gdec d2fe:|2 gdec ~d4||
|:~A3B AF F2|ABde ~f2ed|Beed ~e3f|~g2fd ed (3Bcd|
~A2 AB AF ~F2|ABdB ~f2ed|Beed BcdB|1 AFEF D2BD:|2 AFEF DFAB||

Eight comments

I learned this tune from a quicktime file… 🙂 It was a video clip of a “Mike McGoldrick+John McSherry” concert in Dublin. Found it on the “Downloads” section of Phil Hardy’s site, kerrywhistle.com.
I liked the tune and soon found out that it appears on “At First Light”, their album, and is called Jimmy Batty’s. Could it be a hornpipe? the following tune in the set, “The Bloom of Youth”, sounds like one, but I’m not sure about Jimmy Batty’s though. hmmm.

I think this tune is exclusive to “The Session”! 😉 Couldn’t find it anywhere else. It was pretty hard to learn it. The sound quality wasn’t too good and the audience whistled/shouted during the difficult measures… 🙂

Jimmy batty’s

First heard this tune in 1994 at the Paddy O’Brien weekend in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, so it’s been around for a few years.
I think it was composed by fiddle/banjo player John Carty, and “Jimmy Batty” is a nickname for his young son.
Great reel. - and so is “The Bloom Of Youth”.

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Jimmy Batty’s –Treat yourself today!

Listening to Clare FM May 23rd, 2014, and after the news at mid-program, was a cut by Ned Kelly, Maurice Egan, Padraig O’ Reilly–Last Night’s Fun/Jimmy Batty’s/Lucy Campbell. I heard Jimmy Batty’s on a Carty recording, slower treatment, but on this cut with 3 vibrant accordions, it was stunning! So satisfying!