Father Fielding’s Favourite jig

Also known as Father Fielding’s, John Byrne’s, Katie’s Donkey, Father Fielding’s Favorite.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Father Fielding’s Favourite appears in 2 other tune collections.

Father Fielding’s Favourite has been added to 2 tune sets.

Father Fielding's Favourite has been added to 38 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Father Fielding's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D|G2A BcA|BGG G2B|dBG FAG|FDA DEF|
G2A BcA|BAg fed|cAG FGA|BGG G2:|
|:z|~g3 afd|cde dBg|gab afd|cde def|
g2g fdf|~e3 gfe|d2d cBA|BGG G2:|
2
X: 2
T: Father Fielding's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|:GFG BcA|BGF GBc|dBG cAF|GDC B,CA,|
GFG BcA|BAG fed|cAG FGA|1 BGF G2 D:|2 BGF GBd||
|:gfg afd|cBc dBG|gfg afd|cBc def|
gdg fdf|ece gfe|ded cBA|1 (3BGF GBd:|M:5/8
L:1/16
[2 B2 G2 F2 G4||
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3
X: 3
T: Father Fielding's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D|G2A BcA|BGF GBc|dBG FAG|FDC DEF|
G2A BcA|BAG fed|cAG FGA|BGF G2:|
|:Bd|gfg afd|cBc dBG|g2b afd|cBc def|
geg fdf|ece gfe|ded cBA|BGF G2:|
4
X: 4
T: Father Fielding's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G3 BcA|BGF G A/B/c|dBG cAF|GDC B,CD|
G3 BcA|BAg fed|cAG FGA|1 AGF G2D:|2 AGF GBd||
|:ggg afd|ccc dBG|ggg afd|cBc def|
gdg fdf|eee gfe|ded BcA|1 AGF GBd:|2 BGF G2D||

Seven comments

John Byrne’s

Think this is a ‘Donegal’ tune. This is the version I got but there is a very similar tune called Father Fielding’s Favourite in O’Neill’s. Doesn’t appear to be here though, which is strange as I would have thought that the entire O’Neill’s collection was here?

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Yes It`s Father Fieldings Favourite o.k. James or his source probably learned it from the 1949 recording on `78 made by Sean McGuire which enjoyed wide popularity .Sean recorded it after another jig from O`Neills-`The Four Courts`and The Malachy Sweeney ceili band also played them together.

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This tune is actually ‘Father Fielding’s Favorite’, also listed here as tune #4884 and appearing in O’Neill’s (both 1850 and 1001).

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Another title

This tune has also been recorded by Mike Rafferty under the title ‘Katie’s Donkey’ and is listed here as tune #2583.

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Father Fielding’s Favourite, X:3

This is the version as taught by Sorcha Costello at the Feakle Fiddle Festival August 2017. A fabulous player, incredibly patient teacher and a wonderful person. If you ever get chance to hear her live, go! She’s brilliant.