Coleman’s Cross jig

Also known as Coleman Cross, Kimmel’s No. 2, Road To Kesh, The Road To Kesh, Single, The Smash, Tansey’s Dream.

There are 36 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Fasten The Leg In Her (lots of times), The Wandering Minstrel (lots of times), Patsy Geary’s (a few times), The Kesh (a few times) and Paddy Ryan’s Dream (a few times).

Coleman’s Cross has been added to 8 tune sets.

Coleman's Cross has been added to 269 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Coleman's Cross
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:d|B2e efe|~B2e efe|A2d ded|~A2d ded|
B2e efe|B2e g2a|bag agf|gee e2:|
|:f|gdB ~G3|~F3 AFD|GB/2c/2d efg|fdc def|
gdB ~G3|~F3 AFD|GB/2c/2d efg|fdc d2:|
# Added by Jamie .
X: 2
T: Coleman's Cross
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: B2e efe|B2e efe|A2d ded|A2d ded|
B2e efe|B2e g2a|bag agf|1 g2e e2d :|2 g2e e2f ||
|:gdB G3|FDF AGF|GBd g3|fdc def|
gdB G3|FDF AGF|GBd gag|1 f2d d2f :|2 f2d d2d||
X: 3
T: Coleman's Cross
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
f|:gdB G2G|FDF AFD|GB/c/d ~g3|fdc def|
gdB G2G|FDF AFD|GB/c/d gag|1 fdc d2f :|2 fdc d2A||
|: B2e efe|B2e efe|A2d ded|A2d ded|
B2e efe|B2e g2a|bag agf|1 ged e2A :|2 ged e2f ||

Fifteen comments

Coleman’s Cross

From the bothy band live, follows on from Patsy Geary’s. Great tune, I’m surprised this ones not already on the site.

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Coleman’s Cross

Recorded by Michael Coleman as the last of three jigs on a 78 side that started with "The Wandering Minstrel" and "Faste the Leg in Her." No title on the disc.

Slide?

This feels more like a slide to me. Is it just me or does anyone else think so too?

Slide

Definitely more like a slide, but it’s obviously listed as a jig in most versions floating around the net

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For me it has more of a jig feel, especially in the B-part.

~ and the A-part…

Its a jig..

Here in gurteen we play it as a jig ..

shifting tonal center: Emin to Gmaj and back

Forgot to add back in 2005 that it is a ‘single jig’, so, consequently, it does belong to that family which includes slides.

Coleman’s Cross, X:2

A few alternatives.

The "G3" in the 1st and 5th bars of the B Part could be replaced with "GAG".

Leo Rickard has a nice recording of this on the pipes (album "Up, Down & Around"), following after Calliope House. Henri’s Notions does as well (album "Trip to the Cottage"), following after The Gallowglass. The latter plays the two parts in reverse order, which is interesting for a change.

Newfoundland variant: https://thesession.org/tunes/17150

Coleman’s Cross, X:3

A few more alternatives, & the A + B parts reversed.

Re: Coleman’s Cross

Who played it with the parts reversed?

Re: Coleman’s Cross

Henri’s Notions. Don’t think it’s a particular common way though.

Re: Coleman’s Cross

Is that a group?