Grainne’s jig

Also known as The Bridge, Kearney’s, Papa’s Joy.

There are 16 recordings of a tune by this name.

Grainne’s has been added to 4 tune sets.

Grainne's has been added to 76 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Grainne's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B | "G"dGF GDB, | G,2G, DB,D | "Am"EcB ABG | "D7"FED cBA |
"G"BdB ~G3 | "C"EGE CEG | "G"DGc "D7"BEF | AGF "G"G2 :|
|: A | "G"~B3 Ggf | "Am"ecA E2E | "D7"DFA ~f3 | "A7"ed^c "D7"d2=c|
"G"BdB Ggf | "Am"ecA ~E3 | "G"DGc "D7"BEF | AGF "G"G2 :|
|: D | "G"GBd ~g3 | "C"ecB c2B | "A7"A^ce a2g | "D"fd^c def |
"G"gdB Ggf | "Am"ecA ~E3 | "G"DGc "D7"BEF | AGF "G"G2 :|
X: 2
T: Grainne's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bc|:dBF GDB,|G,3 DB,D|EcB (A{B}A)G|FED cBA|
(B/c/dB) ~G3|(E/F/GE) CEG|DGc BDF|1 AGF GBc:|2
AGF G2 A||:(B/d/BA) Ggf|eBc ADE|~F3 ~f3|
ed^c ({e}d/c/d) =c|(B/c/d)B Ggf|ecA ~E3|DGc BDF|1
AGF G2 A:|2 AGF G2 D||:GBd ~g3|edB cBA|
(B/c/d)B a2 g|fd^c def|gdB Ggf|ecA ~E3|
DGc BDF|1 AGF G2 D:|2 AGF GBc ||
X: 3
T: Grainne's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B | dGF GDB, | G,2G, DB,D | EcB A2G | FED cBA |
BdB GFG | EGE CEG | DFc ADF | AGF G3 :|
A | B2A GBd | gfe B3 |FAF faf | ed^c d^cc |
BdB Ggf | ecA E2E | DFc ADF | AGF G3 :|
GBd gfg | ecA cBA | GBd a2g | fef def |
gdB Ggf | ecA E2E | DFc ADF | AGF G3 :|
X: 4
T: Grainne's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B | "G"dGF GDB | G3 DBD | "Am"EcB ABG | "D7"FED cBA |
"G"BdB G3 | "C"EGE cEG | "G"DGc "D7"BEF | AGF "G"G2 :|
|: A | "G"B3 Ggf | "Am"ecA E3 | "D7"DFA f3 | "A7"ed^c "D7"d2=c|
"G"BdB Ggf | "Am"ecA E3 | "G"DGc "D7"BEF | AGF "G"G2 :|
|: D | "G"GBd g3 | "C"ecB c2B | "A7"A^ce a2g | "D"fd^c def |
"G"gdB Ggf | "Am"ecA E3 | "G"DGc "D7"BEF | AGF "G"G2 :|
# Added by JACKB .

Sixteen comments

Looks very like "Grainne’s Jig" composed by Tommy Peoples but I’m not fully sure of this until Jeremy puts up the dots! This is one of the best jigs of all time!

I’d have to agree that this is Grainne’s Jig by TommyP. And likewise, ‘Bannerman’, I would have to say this is one of my favourite jigs of all time.
See abc file from Norbeck - id = hn jig 284

Kearney’s Jig

I recorded this at a session and was told that it was composed by the fiddler Sean Nugent,and named for the poet Felix Kearney.

Grainne’s Jig

Thanks O’Dono for confirmation on the title. It’s included on Tommy’s CD "The Quiet Glen" (see http://homepage.tinet.ie/~logo/track.htm#t10) where he states that he named it after his youngest daughter. I originally got it from his "Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes" book and accompanying tape many years ago - I believe Comhaltas still hold some of these in Monkstown. In deference to Tommy it would be nice to re-title this jig if possible.

Grainne’s Jig

I’ve re-titled it.

Grainne’s Jig

It just goes to show that you can’t always rely on what people tell you at sessions.

Ah…but who did compose it ? A third suspect…

Now here’s a wee dilemma. This jig is generally credited to Tommy Peoples, and indeed that was the name given to the tune when Kieran Crehan played it on the first LP recording by “The Reel Union” ,“Broken Hearted I’ll Wander”. It later became known as “Graine’s” jig, composed, allegedly, by Tommy Peoples. [ see above ].
The problem is this - Joe Derrane plays the first two parts of this jig on his “Return To Inis Mor” CD, and claims he wrote it in the 1950s.
According to the sleeve notes : “Back in the early to middle 1950s, I wrote the first jig on piano-accordion. Although untitled and never officially recorded, it was taped at a few local house parties and sessions. Imagine my surprise then, when I visited the home of “Moving Cloud” fiddler Manus Maguire in Scarriff, East Clare, popped a dub of this album into his tape deck , and heard him and Maeve Donnelly humming along to what they called “a great old jig”. Now named “Papa’s Joy”, it’s for my grandchildren : Ashley, Joey, Matthew and Robbie”.

So, who did compose it ? I do not believe that Peoples would ever deliberately claim composition of a tune he didn’t write, but is it possible that he inadvertently remembered Joe’s tune [ composed - allegedly - in the 1950s, remember ], and added a third part ?

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Tommy Peoples’ Setting

I transcribed this from the TG4 documentary of Tommy Peoples entitled " ‘Se Mo Laoch" ("He Is My Hero"). Here’s the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hebBrG8cLbs


The actual clip is in part 2, (but everybody should watch the whole thing: absolutely beautifully done piece!) in it Tommy plays the tune with Antoin Mac Gabhann. Here’s the ABC’s:

X:1
T:Grainne’s Jig
C:Tommy Peoples
S:TG4 documentary of Tommy Peoples-" ‘Se Mo Laoch"("He Is My Hero")
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:Jig
K:G
Bc|:dBF GDB,|G,3 DB,D|EcB (A{B}A)G|FED cBA|
(B/c/dB) ~G3|(E/F/GE) CEG|DGc BDF|1 AGF GBc:|2
AGF G2 A||:(B/d/BA) Ggf|eBc ADE|~F3 ~f3|
ed^c ({e}d/c/d) =c|(B/c/d)B Ggf|ecA ~E3|DGc BDF|1
AGF G2 A:|2 AGF G2 D||:GBd ~g3|edB cBA|
(B/c/d)B a2 g|fd^c def|gdB Ggf|ecA ~E3|
DGc BDF|1 AGF G2 D:|2 AGF GBc ||

Enjoy!

-Jay

Grainne’s, X:4

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Listen again….

Graham Townsend doesn’t say that he composed "Grainne’s Jig". He clearly credits it to Tommy Peoples. The person who wrote the "info" notes accompanying the clip has got that wrong, and I’ll correct him / her.

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Re: Grainne’s

Joe Derrane plays gbB G3 for the opening bar, along with a ton of Derrane triplets and graces and whatnot of course. Starting on high g is what jumps out about his version.

The 3rd part Tommy tacked on always remind me a bit of Scott Skinner’s Rosewood jig, same kind of implied modulation to the maj II chord.