An Fathach Tireannach jig

Also known as An Fathach, An Fathach Éireanach, An Fathach Eireanach, The Irish Giant, Mooney’s.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

An Fathach Tireannach has been added to 1 tune set.

An Fathach Tireannach has been added to 39 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: An Fathach Tireannach
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:EAA ABd|cBc dBA|EAA ABd|cBA ~F3|
EAA ABd|cBc dcA|~c3 dcB|ABA A3:|
|:edc dcB|c2d cBA|edc dcB|cBA ~B3|
edc dcB|c2d cBA|~c3dcB|ABA A3:|
X: 2
T: An Fathach Tireannach
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:Add def|~f3 gec|Add dfa|gec ~B3|
Add deg|~f3 gfe|faf gfe|dfe ~d3:|
|:aff gfe|fag fed|aff gfe|fed efe|
aff gfe|fag fed|ede eag|edc ~d3:|
X: 3
T: An Fathach Tireannach
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: E>GB ABd | cBc dBA | E>GB ABd | cBA FGA |
E>GB ABd | cBc dcA | cA/B/c dcB | ABA AGB :|
|: edc dcB | c2d cBA | edc dcB | cBA Bdf |
edc dcB | c2d cBA | cA/B/c dcB [1 ABA GBd :|
# Added by muspc .

Seven comments

How,what,who where…?

hi,jocklet - you’ve posted one of my favourite jigs but i was wondering where you picked it up from or first came across it.

i know it from the frankie kennedy mairead n

An Fathach Tireannach

I learned this tune about fifteen years ago .I recorded it in a session in Antwerp,other than that I don’t know much about it,and I’ve never heard it in a session since then.It is a simple tune,but memorable all the same. Jocklet

A nice example of how a good tune can arise out of basically four notes (A-D), with brief excursions to high and low Es.
Trevor

A couple of ideas…

X:2
T:An Fathach Éireanach
T:The Irish Giant
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amix
|: E>GB ABd | cBc dBA | E>GB ABd | cBA FGA |
E>GB ABd | cBc dcA | cA/B/c dcB | ABA AGB :|
|: edc dcB | c2d cBA | edc dcB | cBA Bdf |
edc dcB | c2d cBA | cA/B/c dcB [1 ABA GBd :|
[2 ABG A3 |]

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