The New House jig

By Paddy O’Brien

Also known as Paddy O’Brien’s, Paddy O’Briens.

There are 21 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The New House has been added to 7 tune sets.

The New House has been added to 91 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The New House
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|:d|cBc GEC|EGC EFG|Ad^c d2e|fdc BdB|
cBc GEC|EGC EFG|Ade fdc|BdB c2:|
|:d|e2c cB_B|AFA GEG|cBc ege|de^c dBG|
cBc edc|AFA GEG|cea gec|GBd c2:|
|:B|cBc edc|gec edc|Ad^c d2e|fdc BdB|
cBc edc|gec edc|Ade fdc|BdB c2:|
X: 2
T: The New House
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dcd AFD|F2D FGA|B3 Bef|ged cAf|
d3 AFD|F2D FGA|B3 ged|1 cBc dAc:|2 cBc d2e||
|:f2d dcA|BGB AFA|dfb afd|ABg ecA|
d2a fdc|BGB AFA|dfb afd|1 ABc d2e:|2 ABc dAc||
|:dcd f3|aba fed|B3 Bef|ged cAf|
d3 f3|aba fed|B3 ged|cBc dAc:|
# Added by duby .

Eleven comments

The New House

I’ll second that - his tunes always have great melody and every note has it’s place (you can’t leave any out!). On that last point do any of you have trouble getting the “B Bflat A” phrase in the first bar of part 2 or is it just me?

Sorry, I’ve re-checked, it should be the “C B Bflat” phrase!

Nifty tune

It sounds like lilting when played on a mandolin or mandola. It especially comes to hand beautifully on a CGDa instrument. Any Viola players out there?

Thanks for posting this Graham -

Always wondered where this tune came from.. …cheers!

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“The Compositions of Paddy O’Brien”

J.D.C. Publications Ltd., 1992

Page 8: “The New House”

& often played in a set with ~

“The Boys of Lough Gowna”

X: 2 ; The New House

Taken from the new Danú’s recording “Buan”.
Pretty good jig, this version is more relaxing to play for whistles. 🙂

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That is just amazing!

Re: The New House

A shapely, lovely tune - would be good on piano (sadly my piano has retired to Orkney - 1920s will see 100th anniv of it being in my family …).