Johnny Leary’s jig

Also known as Brannigan’s, Eireann Go Brach, Éirinn Go Brách, Ellen O’Leary’s, Johnny O’Leary’s, Julia Clifford’s.

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with O’Keefe’s (a few times) and O’Keeffe’s (a few times).

Johnny Leary’s has been added to 7 tune sets.

Johnny Leary's has been added to 83 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Johnny Leary's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
B|: cAA eAA|aAa e2d|cAA eAA|Bcd Bcd|
cAA eAA|aAa e2d|cde Bcd| BAG ABd:|
|: ~c3 ecA| ~d3 fed | ~c3 ecA| Bcd Bcd|
~c3 ecA| ~d3 fed |cde Bcd| BAG ABd:|
X: 2
T: Johnny Leary's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
c/d/cA BAA | aga e3 | cAA eAA | Bcd Bed |
cAA eAA | aga e2 d | c/d/ec BAB |[1 cAG A :|[2 cAG A3 ||
|: cBc ecA | dcd daa | cBc ecA | dcd B3 |
c2 c ecA | dcd daa | c/d/ec BAB |[1 cAG A3 :|[2 cAG A |]

Ten comments

none of the above links are working

“Brannigan’s Jig” ~ transcribed from the playing of Johnny O’Leary / Duplication

Submitted on September 6th 2012 by ceolachan.
~ /tunes/12165/

X: 2
T: Brannigan’s
S: Johnny O’Leary
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amaj
|: ed |\
c/d/cA BAA | aga e3 | cAA eAA | Bcd Bed |
cAA eAA | aga e2 d | c/d/ec BAB |[1 cAG A :|[2 cAG A3 ||
|: cBc ecA | dcd daa | cBc ecA | dcd B3 |
c2 c ecA | dcd daa | c/d/ec BAB |[1 cAG A3 :|[2 cAG A |]


NOTE: Enjoyable tune! ~ Thanks for sharing it! I immediately thought of putting it in a set with "All Around the Holly Tree": https://thesession.org/tunes/8671

# Posted on September 14th 2012 by muspc

Shane McAleer

In the track listing under Shane McAleer’s album "Long Time, No See", the link for Johnny Leary’s brings you to this tune, but actually the tune on the album is this one:
https://thesession.org/tunes/11897

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Re: Johnny Leary’s

I realize the tune in this link below is in the Key of E but is this the same tune as posted above? It sure doesn’t seem like it and if not, does anyone know if the sheet music for this tune that Fergal Scahill’s refers to as Johnny O’Leary’s Jig is on this site somewhere? Thanks so much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upYwmkhU2os

Re: Johnny Leary’s

Thanks Jeff!