Dermot Grogan’s jig

Also known as Grogan, Grogan’s, Pat Mahon’s, Spot The Wallop.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Gaelic Club (a few times) and The Haunted House (a few times).

Dermot Grogan’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Dermot Grogan's has been added to 78 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Dermot Grogan's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:ede dBA|gfg afd|(3efg e dBA|BAB GED|
EDE dBA|gfg afd|(3efg e dBA|Bed e2 B:|
|:ebb ebb|ebb baf|dfa dfa|dfa afd|
gfg aga|bag fga|bge dBA|Bed e2 B:|
X: 2
T: Dermot Grogan's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
G,|:CEC ECE|CDE DCA,|G,A,C EGc|AcA GED|
CEC ECE|GAG ECA,|G,A,C EGc|1AGE C2G,:|2AGE CEG|]!
|:c2c GEC|DCA, CA,G,|CEG c2B|Adc BGF|
E^DE GE=D|CDE DCA,|G,A,C EGc|1AGE CEG:|2AGE C2|]
X: 3
T: Dermot Grogan's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:d|~e3 dBA|~g3 agf|efe dBA|BAB GED|
~e3 dBA|g2b agf|efe dBA|Bed e2:|
|:d|egb egb|egb baf|dfa dfa|dfa afd|
~g3 ~a3|bag fga|bge dBA|Bed e2:|

Nine comments

Dermot Grogan’s No. 2

I know of two Dermot Grogan tunes. The first one I learned from Larry Nugent and it is on his first CD. The second one is this one, which I got off of Catherine McEvoy’s CD with Felix Dolan. There may be more Dermot Grogan tunes out there, i don’t know. In any case, this one is a really nifty and somewhat unusual-sounding jig. The second part is particularly striking with the repeated ‘ebb’ and ‘dfa’ phrases. What really makes the tune, though, is changing up the phrasing in the second part. This is what Catherine McEvoy does and it sound great. In other words, take breaths (or pauses) in different places in the second part each time around.

Anybody know Dermot Grogan?

Dermot Grogan’s No. 3

Well, just listened to tune attributed to Dermot Grogan on the first track M

The Nervous Man version

X:2
T:1.2) Grogan’s
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:C
G,|:CEC ECE|CDE DCA,|G,A,C EGc|AcA GED|
CEC ECE|GAG ECA,|G,A,C EGc|1AGE C2G,:|2AGE CEG|]!
|:c2c GEC|DCA, CA,G,|CEG c2B|Adc BGF|
E^DE GE=D|CDE DCA,|G,A,C EGc|1AGE CEG:|2AGE C2|]

Version #3 is what I’ve been playing. I recently picked up some nice variations from a friend who learned the tune from an obscure source.

Version #2 is a completely different tune, usually played in G major: https://thesession.org/tunes/2973

Composer

This may have been written by Martin "Junior" Crehan (1908-1998).

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wrong tune

the tune listed above by geoffwright is a completely different tune and is in fact the "Kilmovee", which is usually in G