Walsh’s Favorite jig

Also known as Walsh’s Favourite.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Walsh's Favorite has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Walsh's Favorite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
BAG A2G| FDE F2G| A2d fed| cAG FGA|
B2G A2G|FDE F2G| A2d fed| cAF G3:|
ded dcB|cdc cBA|ded fed|def g2g|
agf g2g|fed ^cde|fef d2d| cAF G3:|
# Added by bobbi .

Four comments

Gan Ainm

This D mixolydian (one sharp, F3) jig is the second of four jigs in the Paul Kelly album, A Mandolin Album
Des Carty’s Jigs: Paddy’s Resource; Gan Ainm; The Girls of Banbridge and Gan Ainm. I’ll post the other three shortly.
Lovely set of unusual jigs. Girls of Banbridge is often played in D, but here it’s played in G

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Wlash’s

Yes Henchy is in there but this version goes back to a 78RPM by Tom Ennis and from that is kept in circulation among pipers. I think he called it Walsh’s on the record.

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Re: Gan Ainm

Yup, it does seem to be Walsh’s as played by Tom Ennis. I just found it here:

https://archive.org/details/TomEnnisWalshsFavoriteTheButchersMarch

Walsh’s Favorite would be a better name than no name, right?

I learned it from Devin Shepherd, who credited Tom Ennis, but didn’t have a name.

Here’s my attempt to transcribe it—errors are mine, not Devin’s.

X:1
T:Walsh’s Favorite
S: Devin Shepherd (Bua Fiddler)
R:jig
M:6/8
K:Gmaj
A|BAGA2G|FDE F2G|AGA fed |cAG FGA|BAG A2G|FDE F2G|AGA fed |cAF G3:|
|:B/c/|ded dcB|cdc cBA|d^cd fed|def g2g|agf gfe|fed ^cde |fef dcA|AGF G3:|