Jim Donoghue’s reel

Also known as Jim Donaghue’s, Jim Donahughe’s, Jim Donoghoe’s, Jim Donoghues, Jim Donohue’s.

There are 50 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Boys Of Ballisodare (a few times), Gorman’s (a few times) and The Leitrim Lilter (a few times).

Jim Donoghue’s has been added to 12 tune sets.

Jim Donoghue's has been added to 244 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Jim Donoghue's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
~A3F BFAF|BFAF EDB,D|~A3F BFAF|EDEF D2z2|
~A3F BFAF|DF~F2 ABde|fzfe df~f2|dBAF DEED|
~A3F BF~F2|BzAF EDB,D|~A3F BFAF|EDEF D2z2|
ABFA (3Bcd AF|DF~F2 ABde|fzfe df~f2|dzAF DF(3Bcd|
effe fgfe|dfed BAFz|Beed efde|~f2df edBd|
effe fgfe|dfed BAFz|ABde fdAF|EDEF D2z2|
df~f2 ~f3e|dfed BAFA|Be~e2 ~e3g|fzdf edBd|
fbge fgfe|dfed BAFz|FAde fdAF|EDEF D2z2|
X: 2
T: Jim Donoghue's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 AF BFAF|BFAF EDB,D|A2 AF BFAF|EDEF DEFB|
A2 AF BFAF|BFAF ABde| f2fe dBAF|1 EDEF DEFG:|2 EDEF D2ze||
f2 fe f2 fe|dfed BAFA|Beed e2 de|fedf edBA|
f2 fe fgfe|dcdA BAFB|ABde fdAF|1 EDEF D2ze|2 EDEF DEFG|]
X: 3
T: Jim Donoghue's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A3F BFAF|BFAF EDBD|A3F BFAF|EDEF DEFB|
A3F BFAF|BFAF ABde| f3e dBAF|1 EDEF DEFG:|2 EDEF D2ze||
f3e f3e|dfed BAFA|Beed e2 de|fedf edBA|
f3e fgfe|dcdA BAFB|ABde fdAF|1 EDEF D2ze|2 EDEF DEFG|]
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: Jim Donoghue's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 AF BFAF | BFAF EDB,D |A2 AF BFAF | EDFE DEFG |
A2 AF BFAF | DF (3FFF ABde | f2fe dBAF |1 EDFE DEFG :|2 EDFE DEFG ||
|: Affe fgfe | dfed BAFA | Beed e2de | f2df edBd |
Affe fgfe | dfed BAFB | ABde fdBA | FDFE DEFG :|
# Added by Jesse .

Twelve comments

Jim Donoghue’s (reel)

Source: Kevin Crawford - "D Flute Album"
Transcription: g.m.p.
Notes: with variations

A great reel Gian. I think John Carty’s version on the fiddle is pure magic where he plays it innumerable times but each one is that bit different so that one could almost listen to it forever!

Jim Donoghue

This was the pet tune of the late Jim Donoghue, a Sligoman renowned for his playing of the Clarke’s tin whistle.

Jim Donoghue Composition infact!

On the notes of Micheal O’Raghallaigh’s "Inside Out" album, he says that Jim Donoghue composed this tune. Great tune altogether!

It’s also on Danny O’Mahony’s In Retrospect. For some reason it didn’t link. Superb.

Jim Donaghue playing Jim Donaghue’s?

Does anyone have a recording of Jim Donaghue playing Jim Donaghue’s reel? I love his style and would love to hear his own take on the tune that bears his name.

There is a nice flat-picked version of this on guitar on Kris Drever’s album Black Water, played after Rodney’s Glory.

Jim Donoghue’s, X:2

Here’s a more generic, session-friendly version.