John Fennell’s jig

John Fennell's has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: John Fennell's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
EEE BAF | EAF FED | EEE BAF | FAF E2D|
EEE BAF | EAF FED | EDE BAF | FED E2c|
BBB def | edB AFD | BBB def | edB e2c|
BBB def | edB AFD | EDE BAF | FED E3|

Four comments

I found this in Breathnach Vol.2. It actually had no title, but since it was recorded from the playing of John Fennell of Co. Clair ( in 1960 ), I named it after him.

I find it is a lovely, haunting tune when played on the flute, with just the four turns in bars 1,5,9 and 13. I added the c’s in bars 8 and 12 myself, since they sound so nice. I hope you enjoy the tune as much as I do.

Fennell’s… Kilrush ?

I was in a flute class at the Willie Clancy week in the mid-1980s, and one of the other players in the class was a young lady named Nollaig Fennell. I seem to remember her father ran a pub in Kilrush. I wonder if that’s the same John Fennell ?

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John Fennell was from the Quilty area, a dancer and whislteplayer. He was born around the turn of the previous century.

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