Mrs. Galvin’s jig

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Mrs. Galvin’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Mrs. Galvin’s has been added to 9 tune sets.

Mrs. Galvin's has been added to 67 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Mrs. Galvin's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GA|:BBA BGG|dGG BAG|~A3 ABA|GBd gdc|
BBA BGG|dGG BAG|~A3 ABA|1 AGF G2A:|2 AGF GBd||
|:~g3 fed|B2d def|~g3 fed|Bee e2f|~g3 fed|
B2d def|1 ~g3 gdB|AGF GBd:|2 ~g3 ~g3|~g3 gdc||
2
X: 2
T: Mrs. Galvin's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A2B|:c2B cAA|eAA cBA|B3 BAB|Ace aed|c2B cAA|
eAA cBA|B3 BAB|1 BAG A2B:|2 BAG Ace||
|:a3 gfe|cee efg|aea gfe|cff f2g|
aea gfe|cee efg|1 a3 aec|BAG Ace:|2 a3 a3|a3 aed||
3
X: 3
T: Mrs. Galvin's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2c|:~B2A BGG|dGG BAG|~A3 ABA|GB/c/d gdc|
~B2A BGG|dGG BAG|~A3 ABA|1 AGF G2A:|2 AGF GBd||
|:~g2f fed|B2d def|~g2e fed|Bee e2g|gag fed|
Bdd def|~g3 gdB|1 AGG GBd:|2 AGG c2d||

Five comments

The Other Mrs. Galvin’s

This is the jig titled Mrs. Galvin’s from Comb Your Hair & Curl It, by Catherine McEvoy, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Not finding it here, I asked Caoimhín about it… he told me it came from a recording of Mrs. Galvin’s playing.

The second part is more or less the same as the second part of Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part. The repeated G roll at the end of the second part may be a variation, but I stuck it in here because: it’s seriously cool.

Not to be confused with another tune ,a hornpipe Catherine Mc Evoy recorded on her album with Felix Doran

Supposedly Mrs. Galvin recorded it on a flat fiddle and the tune is fingered in A, not in G. Here’s the A setting, also with the seriously cool repeated roll ending.

T:Mrs Galvin’s
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:jig
K:A
A2B|:c2B cAA|eAA cBA|B3 BAB|Ace aed|c2B cAA|
eAA cBA|B3 BAB|1BAG A2B:|2BAG Ace||
|:a3 gfe|cee efg|aea gfe|cff f2g|
aea gfe|cee efg|1a3 aec|BAG Ace:|2a3 a3|a3 aed||

Mrs. Galvin’s, X:3

This setting comes from concertina player Caitlín Nic Gabhann. The tune is from Mrs. Nell Galvin, born Ellen McCarthy near Kilmihill, Co. Clare in 1887. Nell was taught to play tunes on both fiddle and concertina by the blind piper Garret Barry from Inagh. After her marriage she lived at Moyasta in west Clare.