Rory Gallagher’s jig

Also known as The Jig That Joe Didn’t Write, Peggy O’Leary’s, Red Ken’s, Rory Gallagher.

There are 11 recordings of this tune.

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Rory Gallagher’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Rory Gallagher’s has been added to 11 tune sets.

Rory Gallagher's has been added to 122 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Rory Gallagher's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
cd |:eaa faa | eae fec | eaf ecA | cBB Bcd |
eaa faa | eae fec | eaf ecB |1 cAA Acd :|2 cAA A2B ||
|: cAA cde | dAA ded | eAA eAe | dAA ded |
cAA cde | dAA ded | eee fed | cdB A3 :|
2
X: 2
T: Rory Gallagher's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:c|eaa faa | eae fec | ecf ecA | cBA Bcd |
|eaa faa | eae fec | ecf ecA |BAA A2 :|
|: a|cAA cde | dAA ded | eAA eAe | dAA ded |
|cAA cde | dAA ded | ecf ecA |BAA A2 :|
3
X: 3
T: Rory Gallagher's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
cd |:eAA fAA | eAe fec | eaf ecA | cBB Bcd |
eAA fAA | eAe fec | eaf ecB |1 cAA Acd :|2 cAA A2B ||
|: cAA cde | dAA ded | eAA eAe | dBB Bcd |
cAA cde | dAA ded | eee fed | cdB A3 :|
# Added by JACKB .

Eight comments

Awesome, rockin’ little jig

I’m absolutely giddy at being the first to submit this one. It’s off a Nomos CD, "Set You Free"; I don’t know the author.

Note the similarity of the last phrase to the last phrase of Athol Highlanders. Going into the last turn, Niall and company replace the last two bars with

eee eee | eee eee

…which must drive ‘em wild at the live shows. Fantastic jig, I think. Enjoy!

Blues-man?

Rory Gallagher was a famous Irish blues rock guitarplayer, who died much too young; could it be him who wrote or played this one?

The author of the tune is Scots piper Gordon Duncan.

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A fine rendition

Also recorded by "Kick" on "Folkal Point: Edinburgh"

I have this as a traditional arrangement by Gordon Duncan. The setting I have is as follows:

X: 1
T: Rory Gallagher’s
C: Trad. Arr. Gordon Duncan
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amix
|:c|eaa faa | eae fec | ecf ecA | cBA Bcd |
|eaa faa | eae fec | ecf ecA |BAA A2 :|
|: a|cAA cde | dAA ded | eAA eAe | dAA ded |
|cAA cde | dAA ded | ecf ecA |BAA A2 :|

Cheers!

It is not trad arr Gordon Duncan

It is comp. Gordon Duncan

Rory Gallagher’s

Not a good version of the tune here. bhampiper has posted the right version above.

Re: Rory Gallagher’s jig.

Well done that man. I only discovered this recently. Great that a jig was composed in honour of Rory. I will learn to play it on harmonica. Saw Rory perform many times.
His playing and performance was one with his music. It sent shivers up the spine when you saw and heard him live. Jimi Hendrix was once asked by a reporter, "what’s it like to be the best guitarist in the world?" He replied, "I don’t know, you’ll have to ask Rory Gallagher."