Jack The Lighthouse’s reel

Also known as Connell’s Contribution, Jack O’Connell’s, Jack The Lighthouse.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Jack The Lighthouse's has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Jack The Lighthouse's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AddB cABG|AddB cdeg|AddB cABG|AFEG FD D2 :|
fgfe dedB|ABAF ABde|fgfe dcdB|AFEG FDDe|
~f3e dcdB|ABAF ABde|faec dBAG|FAEG FD D2||
# Added .
X: 2
T: Jack The Lighthouse's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AddB cABG|AddB cdeg|AddB cABG|AFEG FDD2:|
f2fe d2dB|A2AF ABde|f2fe d2dB|AFEG FDD2|
f2fe dDBD|ADFD ABde|fdec dBAF|AFEG FDD2|]
# Added by Nico .
X: 3
T: Jack The Lighthouse's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|AddB cABG|AddB cdeg|AddB cABG|AFEG FD D2:|
|effe dedB|~A3 F ABde|~f3 e dedB|AFEG FDDd|
|effe dDBD|ADFD ABde|fdec dBAD|AFEG FD D2|

Eight comments

A miserably wet summer’s day out and playing in the reeds of a new set of pipes this one appeared out of nowhere. I have no clue whatsoever where it came from but I assume I must have picked it up somewhere.

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Googling the first line of your abc gives the title as "Connell’s Contribution". Can’t find any info about the tune tho’. If you want to change the title, you can do it thru’ "edit details".

I see. That links to Bill Black’s site. He copied it from CRE5, 180 but Breathnach gives it Gan Ainm although with a reference to Jack Connell. Jack the Lighthouse. Padraig O Keeffe wrote it down for him.

That makes sense but the title doesn’t appear anywhere else.

Now I just wonder how the tune got in my head.

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I suspect there’s more in there than you’ll ever fully make sense of, let alone chase a title down for everything. ;-)

I’m convinced Jack the Lighthouse just…only ever played good tunes.

—Dan

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I’m pretty sure Bill Black just makes up names for tunes that he doesn’t think have a name. Still, I’d prefer to just call this Jack the Lighthouse’s.

Here’s Patrick Hutchinson’s version, which is nearly the same:

T:Jack the Lighthouse
B:CRE5.180 (gan ainm)
M:4/4
R:reel
K:D
AddB cABG|AddB cdeg|AddB cABG|AFEG FDD2:|
f2fe d2dB|A2AF ABde|f2fe d2dB|AFEG FDD2|
f2fe dDBD|ADFD ABde|fdec dBAF|AFEG FDD2|]

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Jack The Lighthouse

I learned this tune in a workshop with Patrick Hutchinson. I think there’s a story to go with it, but I can’t remember it.

Re: Jack The Lighthouse

He learned it from a clip that Peter Laban put on ChiffandFipple, and then took down shortly after. It comes from Jack O’Connell from the Lighthouse township in Cork (I think - the Sliabh Luachra area anyway), via Ceol Rince na hEireann.

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