Jimmy Duffy’s barndance

Also known as Eddie Duffy’s, Jemmy Duffy’s, Jim Duffy’s, Jimmy Duffy’s #1, Jimmy Duffy’s Barndance No.1, Jimmy Duffy’s Barndances, Mick Hoy’s.

There are 14 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Jimmy Duffy’s (a few times) and If We Hadn’t Any Women In The World (a few times).

Jimmy Duffy’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Jimmy Duffy's has been added to 70 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Jimmy Duffy's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|BGDG B2B2|BAGB d2d2|efgd BdcB|AGFG ABcA|
BGDG B2B2|BAGB d2d2|efgd BdcB|ADFA G2:|
Bd|g2gd B2B2|BAGB d2d2|efgd BdcB|AGFG A2A2|
gagd B2B2|BAGB d2d2|efgd BdcB|ADFA G2||
Bd|g2gd B2B2|BAGB d2d2|efgd BdcB|AGFG ABcA|
BGDG B2B2|BAGB d2d2|efgd BdcB|ADFA G2||
X: 2
T: Jimmy Duffy's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: 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 |]
X: 3
T: Jimmy Duffy's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: BG DG B2 Bc | BA GB d2 d2 | ef gd B2 cB | AG FG A2 A2 |
BG DG B2 Bc | BA GB d2 d2 | ef gd B2 cB |1 AG FA G2 G2 :|2 AG FA G2 Bd||
ga gd B2 B2 | BA GB d2 d2 | ef gd B2 cB | AG FG AB cA |
BG DG B2 Bc | BA GB d2 d2 | ef gd B2 cB |1 AG FA G2 G2 :|2 AG FA G2 Bc||
X: 4
T: Jimmy Duffy's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: BGDG ~B3B| BAGA BGBd | efge ~B2cB | AGFG ABcA |
BGDG ~B3B | BAGA BGBd | efge ~B2cB | AGFA G4 :|
|: gfed ~B3B | BAGA BGBd | efge ~B2cB | AGFG ~A3d|
[1 gfed ~B2 B | BAGA BGBd | efge ~B2cB | AGFA G4 :|
[2 BGDG ~B3B | BAGA BGBd | efge ~B2cB | AGFA G4 |

Fourteen comments

Eddie Duffy’s

The first of two barndances by Eddie Duffy (both named "Eddie Duffy’s") which I was taught by John McEvilly at the Clonmel Scoil

Eddie Duffy’s

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.

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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.
Trevor

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
ISBN 0-9546200-0-3

Jim Duffy

John Carty also plays this on his Last Night’s Fun album.

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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.)

Jimmy Duffy’s #1

As played on Sets in Stone by Liam Kelly & Philip Duffy.

“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 - 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’!