Jerrey Yn Theihll reel

Also known as Ah Jerry Yn Teihll, Jerrey Y Theihll, Jerrey’n Theihll.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Jerrey Yn Theihll has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Jerrey Yn Theihll
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
B,|EFGA BAGB|AGFA GFED|EFGA BAGB|A2 G2 F3B,|
EFGA BAGB|AGFA GFED|EFGA BAGB|A2 G2 F3F|
GE E/E/E CEB,E|GE E/E/E CEB,E|A2 AG FAGF|E2 ED E2 EF|
GE E/E/E CEB,E|GE E/E/E CEB,E|A2 AG FAGF|E2 D2 E3||
2
X: 2
T: Jerrey Yn Theihll
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
EFGA B2GB|AFFA GFED|EFGA B2GB|ABGA F2GF|
EFGA B2GB|AFFA GFED|EFGA B2GB|ABGA F2EF|
GE E/E/E CEB,E|GE E/E/E CEB,E|GBAG FGAF|GEED E2 EF|
GE E/E/E CEB,E|GE E/E/E CEB,E|GBAG FGAF|GEED E2 ED||
3
X: 3
T: Jerrey Yn Theihll
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
Bcde f2df|ecce dcBA|Bcde f2df|efde c2dc|
Bcde f2df|ecce dcBA|Bcde f2df|efde c2Bc|
dB B/B/B GBFB|dB B/B/B GBFB|dfed cdec|dBBA B2 Bc|
dB B/B/B GBFB|dB B/B/B GBFB|dfed cdec|dBBA B2 BA||
4
X: 4
T: Jerrey Yn Theihll
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
Bcde f2df|ecce dcBA|Bcde f2df|efde c2dc|
Bcde f2df|ecce dcBA|Bcde f2df|efde c2Bc||
dB B2 GBFB|dB B2 GBFB|dfed cdec|dBBA B2 Bc|
dB B2 GBFB|dB B2 GBFB|dfed cdec|dBBA B2 BA||
# Added by JACKB .

Five comments

Jerrey Yn Theihll

A very popular reel at sessions on the Isle of Man. The title means ‘The End of the World’, although it doesn’t seem to bear any similarities to the Irish reel of this name. It’s a very fun reel to play, and it’s generally played at breakneck speed!

Jerrey Yn Theihll, X:2

The bare bones of the way it was played when I was in the Isle of Man over Christmas, but in the original key.

Re: Jerrey Yn Theihll

The tune this is based on is a carval (old-style carol) tune, as I know both the other contributors will know. The original tune was just the first 4 bars above (but in 2/4) followed by three bars that more or less correspond with bars 9, 10 and 12 above.

It was during the 1980’s that the tune was filled out to make a regular 16 bar reel and it was Manx fiddler David Collister who came up with the form of bars 9 to 12 that makes it the tune as it’s played today. It wasn’t appreciated much by the ‘old guard’ of revivalists in the Island at the time, both because it was "messing" with the tunes as they had been collected in the 189o’s, and (more seriously!) for his Irish fiddle style (David lived and worked in Ireland in the 1970’s).

The early revival musicians played in a very stilted, on-beat way (out of ignorance and a mistaken belief that Manx was traditionally played with no ornamentation), and so at various times David, myself, and other younger musicians (well, young at the time!) were ostracised.

I doubt any of this is known by the current generation musicians but - gratifyingly - they play with gusto and swing without fear of the "hard word" or cold shoulder.

Re: Jerrey Yn Theihll

fascinating to know that Eubonian, true tradition evolving! I love that about the Isle of Man, well nowadays at least, very much still evolving much thanks to the likes of yourselves pushing things!