Farewell To Gurteen jig

Also known as Gurteen Farewell, Matt Haye’s No. 2.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

Farewell To Gurteen has been added to 3 tune sets.

Farewell To Gurteen has been added to 37 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Farewell To Gurteen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: F2 D FGA | dfd ecA | F2 D FAF | GEF GFE|
F2 D FGA | dfd ecA | fef gec | Adc d2 A :|
|:d2 f fef | dfd ecA | dAF D2 f | ece gfe|
dAd fef | dcA AFA | Ace gec | Adc d3 :|
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: Farewell To Gurteen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:F2E FDD|Dfd ecA|FEF DEF|~G3 BAG|
F2E FDD|Dfd ecA|~f3 gec|Adc d2A:|
|:dcd ~f3|dfa afd|dfa dfa|e=ce gfe|
dcd fef|dfa afd|~A3 GFE|1 FDC D2A:|2 FDC D2E||
X: 3
T: Farewell To Gurteen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A/G/ |FED FGA | dfd ecA | FED FGA | GEF GFE |
FED FGA | d2 f ecA | f^ef g=ec | Ad[cd] d2 :|
|: A |dff f^ef | df/e/d AFD | d/e/fe d2 f | e^de gfe |
d2 f f^ef | dfd AFD | Ac/B/A GEF | ED[CD] D2 :|
X: 4
T: Farewell To Gurteen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2D F2A|dfd ecA|~F3 DFD|~G3 BAG|
FED F2A|d2f ecA|faf gec|Adc d3:|
dcd ~f3|dad ~a3|daf d2f|e=ce ~g3|
dAd ~f3|d2A AFD|~A3 GFE|edc d3:|
X: 5
T: Farewell To Gurteen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2 E FDD | def ecA | F3 DEF | G2A BAG|
F2 E FDD | def ecA | fef gec | ABc d2 A :|
dcd f3 | dfa afa | dfa adf | e=ce gfe|
dcd f3 | dfa afd | ABA GFE | FDD D3 :|

Seven comments

Farewell To Gurteen

Requested by Johnny Moran. Seamus Tansey recorded this fine jig in 1967 on the "Leader" label, "Masters Of Irish Music" LP.
It seems to have been a bit neglected since then , until Harry Bradley revived it - (and how) - on his first CD. Listed in "Bulmer & Sharpley" Vol 3.

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Thanks Kenny for posting the tune. It is also on a CD by Ciarano’Reilly and Dan Healy. They say in the sleeve notes that the tune is rumoured to have been composed by Jackie Coleman.

Johnny

Farewell to Gurteen

Harry Bradley has this in the sleeve notes of his 1st CD as a composition of Willie Coleman.

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Farewell to Gurteen

If I don’t misremember, Harry Bradley’s version goes like this:

K: Dmaj
|:F2E FDD|Dfd ecA|FEF DEF|~G3 BAG|
F2E FDD|Dfd ecA|~f3 gec|Adc d2A:|
|:dcd ~f3|dfa afd|dfa dfa|e=ce gfe|
dcd fef|dfa afd|~A3 GFE|1 FDC D2A:|2 FDC D2E||

"A" part sounds quite a bit like the "Humours of Drinagh".

Setting #4

is from the playing of Seamus Tansey on "Jigs, Reels and Airs" (1993). This transcription is roughly based on his first iteration of the tune; I tried to filter out his wild octave jump variations.