Jimmy Batty’s reel

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

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with A Parcel Of Land (a few times).

Jimmy Batty’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Jimmy Batty's has been added to 84 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 ||

Five 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!