The first of two barndances by Eddie Duffy (both named "Eddie Duffy’s") which I was taught by John McEvilly at the Clonmel Scoil
Nice tune , Trevor. It’s on the "Dog Big And Dog Little" recording, and I’ll bet I know what the second one is! Look forward to seeing it.
Eddie Duffy’s (barndance)
Ornaments: John McEvilly suggested a roll on the 4th beat (a B) in every bar where beats 3 and 4 are B2B2.
Eddie / Jimmy Duffy’s - another transcription
And probably another to come, as I have a few recordings of times spent with Eddie Duffy and Mick Hoy, this is from Ben Lennon, fiddler, and friends:
|:B>GD>G B2 B2|B>AG>B d2 d2|e>fg>d B2 c>B|A>GF>G A4|
B>GD>G B2 B2|(3BcB G>B d4|e>fg>d B2 c>B|A>G F2 G4:|
|:g>fg>d B2 B2|B>AG>B d2 d2|e>fg>d B2 c>B|A>GF>G A4|
1 g/e/g/f/ g>d B2 B2|B>AG>B d4|e>fg>d B2 c>B|A>G F2 G4:|
2 B>GD>G B2 B2|(3BcB G>B d4|e>fg>d B2 c>B|A>G F2 G4||
Jimmy/Eddie Duffy’s Barndances #1
- another transcription transcription, source, and a worthy cause to support by chasing up a copy for yourself, book and CD:
"Hidden Fermanagh: Traditional Music and Song from County Fermanagh"
Cyril Maguire & Sharon Creasy
Fermanagh Traditional Music Society, 2003
There’s a nice mp3 clip of Frankie Kennedy (RIP) and Mairead Mhoanaigh playing this over on Chiff and Fipple, posted by Brad Hurley: http://chiffboard.mati.ca/viewtopic.php?t=36008&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
It’s about halfway down the thread.
John Carty also plays this on his Last Night’s Fun album.
Jimmy Duffy’s barndance
Jimmy Duffy was "a much respected melodeon player" from South Fermanagh. His brother Eddie is known as a flute player. (Sleeve notes from Dog Big and Dog Little.)
Fantastic version of the song here played by David Doocey and Brona Graham.
Jimmy Duffy’s #1
As played on Sets in Stone by Liam Kelly & Philip Duffy.
Posted here 12 years ago :
“Jimmy Duffy’s Barndance” ~ YouTube: David Doocey, Brona Graham, & Ryan Molloy
Talent, interesting, but way off track with the ‘dance’ of this tune, jazzed up, a little smarmy in places, but OK as a bums-on-seats listening piece, and then, no surprise, jumping into a fast reel to finish it off with… Personally, not something my feet were inspired to move to… :-/
Re: Jimmy Duffy’s
Therese Larkin. Track 23
Re: Jimmy Duffy’s - duplicate
Already here at: https://thesession.org/tunes/1920
Your second part is quite different to the standard version, though, so it’s a worthy ‘new setting’!