Joe Whelan’s jig

Also known as Spot The Wollop, Wollop The Spot.

Joe Whelan’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Joe Whelan's has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Joe Whelan's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
~F3 DFA|BAF d2 e|fed edB|~BAF AFE:|
|:Bcd eAA|f2 d eAA|Bcd eAA|~BAF AFE|
Bcd eAA|f2 d efg|afe fed|edB dBA:|
|:DFA ~d2 d|edc dAF|DFA d2 A|BAF AFE|
DFA ~d2 f|edc d2 e|fed edB|~BAF AFE:|
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Eight comments

Joe Whelan’s

Picked up this nice three-part jig from a video on the RTÉ from a link posted by Ptarmigan in the discussions board, it is the very first tune that is played by the flute player Roger Sherlock.

Here is the link:

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The tune is named after a musician from the London Irish music scene, Joe Whelan.

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… and it’s a great tune!!

Older title….

This is "Wallop The Spot" - recorded by Matt Molloy on his "Shadows Of Stone" CD. There is a 2-part version already posted here, so it’s only 66% of a duplication.

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ah right well spotted Kenny, i assumed this tune was a composition of Sherlock’s…. great tune anyway will definitely learn all three parts just in case they all get played in a session.

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Kevin Crawford

Kevin Crawford plays this tune along with Jug of Brown Ale (don’t know it) on his "d" Flute Album. In the set it is called Spot the Wollop. This tune is highly similar, but lacks a third part-unlike this version.

Spot the Wallop

The tune, in three parts, was popular among London Irish musicians. I learned it from Tommy McCarthy and always knew it as Wallop the Spot. it’s in Ceol Rince na hÉireann 5 under that name as well.

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