John O’Connor’s jig

Also known as Sheehan’s #2.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

John O'Connor's has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: John O'Connor's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D | GAG FED | E2 F G2 A | B2 G c2 A | B2 G c2 A |
Bcd EFG | A/B/AG FED | EFG AFD | G3 G2 :|
|: D |GAG GBd | e2 f g2 e | dBG GBd | e2 f g2 e |
dBG c2 A | dBG FED | EFG AFD | G3 G2 :|

Four comments

Paudie O’C / John O’B….Part 2…

As promised, here’s the next tune in the set from Paudie O’Connor & John O’Brien’s "Wind & Reeds" CD. This follows the tune I posted previously, "The Humours of Killarney". These tunes all have that lovely "can’t tell if it’s a jig or a slide, and it’s so beautiful, I just don’t care!" thing going for them. I get the feeling that jigs & slides were used interchangably for the sets in Sliabh Luachra, hence why they sound similar in feeling. Just a feeling , though…I could be wrong!

John O’Connor

This is an O’Carolan tune. It’s usually given as a ‘Planxty’ - not a jig or a slide.

Thanks for correct tune I.D.

Thanks, Sharon, for the clarification on the origin of John O’Connor’s, I was not aware of it as an O’Carolan piece. However, on the recording I got it from, it is being played AS a jig (or slide, if you like!) by the aforementioned O’Connor & O’Brien (Paudie, not John, & John, not Paddy…confused yet?) It would be interesting to find out if Denis Murphy (Connie O’Connell’s source for this tune) would have been aware of it as being an O’Carolan tune, or if it was simply played as a jig in his day. Most curious….

John O’Connor

Padraig O’Keefe plays this as Sheehan’s on the Tuning the Radio compilation, the middle of 3 jigs. I’ve heard John’s brother Mick playing it somewhere too.