Hughie Travers’ jig

Also known as Hugh Travers’, Hughie Traver’s, Pat McMahon’s.

There are 21 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Cat In The Corner (a few times) and Tomaisin A’ Rí (a few times).

Hughie Travers’ has been added to 6 tune sets.

Hughie Travers' has been added to 64 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Hughie Travers'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B|:dBA B2B|dBG ABA|GBd gfg|edB A2B|
dBA B2B|dBG ABA|GBd gfg|edB G2:|!
* A[|Bdd edd|gdd edB|GBd gfg|edB A3|
Bdd edd|gdd edB|GBd gfg|edB G2A|
Bdd edd|gdd edB|GBd gfg|edB A2B|
dBA B2B|dBG ABA|GBd gfg|edB G2|]
X: 2
T: Hughie Travers'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B|AFE F2D|AFD EFE|DFA ~d3|BAF E2B|
AFE F2D|AFD EDC|DFA ~d3|BAF D2:|
|:E|FAA BAA|dAA BAd|DFA ~d3|BAF E2D|
FAA BAA|dAA BAd|DFA ~d3|BAF D2:|
X: 3
T: Hughie Travers'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B|:dBA B3|dBG A3|GB/c/d g3|edB A2d|
dBA B3|dBG A3|GB/c/d gfg|edB G2:|!
A|:Bdd edd|gdd e2g|GBd g3|edB A3|
Bdd edd|gdd e2g|GBd gfg|edB G2a|
bag agf|gdd e2g|GBd g3|edB A2B|
dBA B3|dBG A3|GB/c/d gfg|edB G2|]
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: Hughie Travers'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B|:dBA B3|dBG A3|GB/c/d g3|edB A3|
dBA B3|dBG A3|GB/c/d g3|edB G2:||
A|:Bdd edd|gdd e2g|GB/c/d g3|edB A3|
Bdd edd|gdd e2g|GB/c/d g3|edB G2a|
bag agf|gdd e2g|GB/c/d g3|edB A2B|
dBA B3|dBG A3|GB/c/d g3|edB G2||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: Hughie Travers'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ecA ~c3|ecA ~B3|Ace ~a3|fec Baf|
ecA ~c3|ecA ~B3|Ace ~a3|1 fec A2f:|2 fec A2B||
|:cee fee|aee fea|Ace ~a3|fec B2d|
cee fee|aee fea|Ace ~a3|1 fec A2B:|2 fec A2f||

Nine comments

Hughie Travers

Comments from Peter Laban regarding the origin of the pair of Hughie Travers tunes which came from Kitty Hayes and her late husband can be found on the concertinanet tuneatron under "user added comments"

Kitty Hayes

Peter Labans comment on Kitty has been added onto Hughie Travers’ Reel. Her cd is worth listening to for the "old fashioned" 20 key anglo concertina style.

Jig into Reel

Whenever followed by the reel setting of the tune, bars 1-8 are simply repeated in the second part.

Hughie Traver’s

Great to know the origin of this tune. Learned it last month in a workshop, where the teacher hadn’t a clue about the name. Since one of the participants did some spectacular exercises with her toes, trying to cover the flute’s holes we finally called it "Big Toe’s Fancy". Great tune anyway and great craic!

Hughie Travers’ Jig

Here’s a D setting I picked up from a Bristol muso:

X: 1
T: Hughie Travers’
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
B|AFE F2D|AFD EFE|DFA ~d3|BAF E2B|
AFE F2D|AFD EDC|DFA ~d3|BAF D2:|
|:E|FAA BAA|dAA BAd|DFA ~d3|BAF E2D|
FAA BAA|dAA BAd|DFA ~d3|BAF D2:|

Similar Version

X: 1
T: Hughie Travers’
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
B|:dBA B3|dBG A3|GB/c/d g3|edB A2d|
dBA B3|dBG A3|GB/c/d gfg|edB G2:|!
A|:Bdd edd|gdd e2g|GBd g3|edB A3|
Bdd edd|gdd e2g|GBd gfg|edB G2a|
bag agf|gdd e2g|GBd g3|edB A2B|
dBA B3|dBG A3|GB/c/d gfg|edB G2|]

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Re: Hughie Travers’

Is it just me, or does the A part always sound half a bar out of sync with the B part? For some reason I just can’t seem to hear it right. I really like it though.

Begley & Cooney do a beautiful version.

Hughie Travers’, X:5

Version in A played by Skolvan In the album ‘Swing and Tears’ in the track ‘La banane dans l’oreille’.