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.
This jig sounds like a precursor of Tommy Whelan’s Jig: https://thesession.org/tunes/1447
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 ?
John Fennell was from the Quilty area, a dancer and whislteplayer. He was born around the turn of the previous century.