The Hen And Her Brood reel

Also known as The Hen And Her Clutch.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The Hen And Her Brood has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Hen And Her Brood
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|~A3c ~B3G | Az ef gedB | ~B2AB BE~E2 |1 ~G3A BcdB :|2 ~G3A Bcdg||
|:efge ~a3z | efga gedg | efge abba |1 agge d2zg :|2 agge dedB ||
X: 2
T: The Hen And Her Brood
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:A3B AGED|Eeef gedc|BdAc BE (3EDE|G3A BcdB|
A3B AGED|Eeef gedc|BdAc BE (3EDE|G3A BcdB:||
|:eg (3ggg a2bg|egga gedg|eg (3ggg a2ga|bgef gedg|
eg (3ggg a2ga|bgef gedB|eg (3ggg agbg|agbg agfg:||

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Another Setting

Courtesy of Josephine Keegan (from her collection A Drop In The Ocean). She calls the tune "The Hen And Her Clutch".

X:1
T:The Hen And Her Clutch
M:4/4
R:Reel
K:ADor
|:A3B AGED|Eeef gedc|BdAc BE (3EDE|G3A BcdB|
A3B AGED|Eeef gedc|BdAc BE (3EDE|G3A BcdB:||
|:eg (3ggg a2bg|egga gedg|eg (3ggg a2ga|bgef gedg|
eg (3ggg a2ga|bgef gedB|eg (3ggg agbg|agbg agfg:||

"A Drop in the Ocean:
Traditional Irish Tunes collected by Josephine Keegan"
ISBN: ‘none’, self-published

http://www.mustrad.org.uk/reviews/keegan1.htm

" ~ this new anthology compiles a selection of the tunes Josephine has been assiduously gathering since she was a child. ~ 260 reels, 54 hornpipes, 131 double jigs, 46 single jigs, 26 slip jigs, 33 miscellaneous tunes and 58 melodies recently composed by other musicians; in other words, more than 600 tunes in total."

https://thesession.org/discussions/4940

Early version

"The Hen and Her Clutch" appears in the Larry Smyth MS of c.1890-1920. Smyth (d.1930) was from Abbeylara, Co. Longford. Keegan sourced this tune through a Longford contact, who in turn sourced it from Fr. John Quinn of Gortletteragh, Co. Leitrim who has a copy of the MS since it was rediscovered in c.1969. He is a proponent of local Longford and Leitrim music and used this tune from the Smyth MS in one of his Ceili Bands in the 1970s.