Finbar Dwyer’s jig

Also known as Bridget’s Farewell To Canada, Derrick Hickey’s, Paddy Reynold’s Dream, Paddy Reynold’s Favourite, The Return To Burton Road, Richard Dwyer’s, The Twins.

There are 36 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Finbar Dwyer’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Finbar Dwyer's has been added to 90 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Finbar Dwyer's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D|:E/2F/2GA BAG|Adc d3|fdg e/2f/2ed|ABG EFD|
d2^g afd|B/2c/2de g2a|fed edA|GEA D3:|
|:dcd- dfa|gec Afe|d2D FGA|=cGc EGA|
d2d f/2g/2gf|gec ABc|dcd ~A3|GEA D3:|
|:dcd ~a3|~g3~a3|d2d agf|gef gfe|
d2f edA|GAB AFA|d2f edA|GEA D3:|
2
X: 2
T: Finbar Dwyer's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:~d3 faf|gec Ace|dcd AFA|=cB=c EFG|
ded ~f3|gec ABc|dcd AFA|GEA D3:|
|:~d3 ada|gfg ~a3|dcd ada|gef gec|
def ecA|GAB AFG|Adf ecA|1 GEA D3:|2 GEA D2 D||
|:(4DEFG A2B|=cAG A3|dcd efd|ABG FED|
~d3 afd|Bef gag|~f3 ecA|1 GEA D2 A:|2 GEA D3||
3
X: 3
T: Finbar Dwyer's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
G|:EAB ~=c3|Adc d2 e|fag efd|ABG FAD|
dcd afd|Bef gag|f2{g}d ecA|GEA D3:|
|:dcd (3fga f| gec AFA|dcd AGA|=cBc EFG|
dcd (3fga f|gec Ace|dcd AGA|GEA D3:|
|:~d3 ~a3|gfg aba|~d3 aba|ged cde|
d2f ecA|GAB AFG|Ace Bce|GEA D3:|
# Added by edl .
4
X: 4
T: Finbar Dwyer's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
EAB =c2c|Adc d2e|fag efd|ABG FED|
d2d afd|(3Bcd f g~g2|f2d ecA|GEA D3|
EAB =cBc|Adc d2e|(3fga g efd|ABG FED|
dcd afd|Bef g~g2|f~f2 ecA|GEA D2A||
dBd faf|gec Ace|d2 d AFA|=cBc EFA|
d2d faf|gec Ace|dcd AFA|GEA D3|
dcd (3fga f|gec Ace|dcd AFA|=cBc E2A|
dcd (3fga f|gec Ace|dcd AFA|GEA D2d|
dBd f~a2|~g3 a2A|ded f~a2|gef gfe|
d2f ecA|~G3 AFG|Ace dcA|GEA D3|
dcd a^ga|gfg a^ga|dcd a^ga|gef gfe|
def ecA|GAB AFG|Ace Bce|AGE D3||
# Added by LH .
5
X: 5
T: Finbar Dwyer's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: EAB =cAG | Adc d2e | fag efd | A2G EFD |
~d3 afd | Bef ~g3 | fed ecA |1 GEA D2G :|2 GEA D3 ||
|: dcd f/g/af | gec Ace | ded AFA | =cBc EFG |
Add f/g/af | gec Ace | ded AFA |1 GEA D3 :|2 GEA D2A ||
|: ~d3 aba | gfg aba | ~d3 aba | gef gfe |
def ecA | G2B AFG | Ace =cde |1 AGE D3 :|2 AGE D2G ||
# Added by bdh .

Fourteen comments

Finbar Dwyer’s

Source: Calua : "bothar gan briseadh" ( down the line )
Trancription : Gian Marco Pietrasanta

A nice jig from a nice album

It is not the same Finbar Dwyer’s submitted by Will.

This was recorded by Paddy Reynolds and also by Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco, who called it Paddy Reynolds’ Favorite. Their versions are close and are the basis for this one.

This tune has a few corners in it and I had a time memorizing it.

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Paddy Reynold’s Dream

I just learned it this winter, great to see this tune again! It took me a while to get hold of the tricky bits too. This was a 1st place winner in the All-Ireland trios some time back. From an old unmarked tape I transcribed the trio setting in addition to the way I learned it. These are both fairly close to the setting you posted (which I think comes from Bill Black), but a few interesting variations.

My favourite bit is the end of the last part in 2 different ways. Overall I love the swing of this jig.

X:330
T:Paddy Reynolds’ Dream
C:Paddy Reynolds
M:6/8
K:D
EAB =c2c|Adc d2e|fag efd|ABG FED|
d2d afd|(3Bcd f g~g2|f2d ecA|GEA D3|
"1st part trio setting"
EAB =cBc|Adc d2e|(3fga g efd|ABG FED|
dcd afd|Bef g~g2|f~f2 ecA|GEA D2A||
"2nd part"
|dBd faf|gec Ace|d2 d AFA|=cBc EFA|
d2d faf|gec Ace|dcd AFA|GEA D3|
"2nd part trio setting"
|dcd (3fga f|gec Ace|dcd AFA|=cBc E2A|
dcd (3fga f|gec Ace|dcd AFA|GEA D2d|
"3rd part"
|dBd f~a2|~g3 a2A|ded f~a2|gef gfe|
d2f ecA|~G3 AFG|Ace dcA|GEA D3|
"3rd part trio setting"
|dcd a^ga|gfg a^ga|dcd a^ga|gef gfe|
def ecA|GAB AFG|Ace Bce|AGE D3||

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Return to Burton Road

This jig was written by multi instrumentalist, Richard Dwyer. He called it "Return to Burton Road" and recorded it under that name. Larry Egan also told me this, who received it from the composer.

Correct - it’s by Richard Dwyer

Just spoke with Tony DeMarco. It was incorrectly attributed to Paddy Reynolds on an old album of Tony’s. The tune is by Richard Dwyer (confirmed in a conversation between Richard and Tony).

Incorrect tune assignment

Why would the first set of tunes on the album go from a reel into a jig? This is not the tune on the album. The tune on the album is a Finbar O’Dwyers REEL. Here’s the link:

https://thesession.org/tunes/3338

" …on THE album" - which album are you referring to ? Gian Marco posted the tune above from the "Calua" CD. Are you saying he’s wrong ? because that would be very unusual, and I can check.

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Re: Finbar Dwyer’s

Called Return To Burton Road on Richie’s Creative Mood album. Both Richie and Finbarr play the parts in the order given at https://thesession.org/tunes/2055 so we can safely assume that the order given here is…wrong…

Return to Burton Road X:5

This is the variation played by Brian McNamara and Tim Collins on their *Reed Only* album.

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