John Feehily’s jig

Also known as Drimroe Cross, Feehans, James Murray’s, John Feehilly’s, The Old Walls Of Liscarroll, The Woodford.

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Banks Of Newfoundland (a few times).

John Feehily’s has been added to 9 tune sets.

John Feehily's has been added to 81 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: John Feehily's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
ABA DEG|AGE Adc|AGE CGE|GEA DEG|
GAA DAD|AGE A2c|AGE cGE|DED D3:|
Add ABc|d2e dcA|GEE CEE|GED DEG|
Adc ABc|d2e dcA|GEE cEE|DED D3|
Adc ABc|dee dcA|~G3 cGE|GEA DEG|
GAA DAD|AGE A2c|AGE cGE|DED D3|
X: 2
T: John Feehily's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
ABA DEG|AGE Adc|AGE cEE|GEE DEG|
ABA DEG|AGE Adc|AGE cEE|DED D3:|
Adc ABc|d2e dcA|GEE cEE|GEE DEG|
Adc ABc|d2e dcA|GEE cEE|DED D3|
Adc ABc|d2e dcA|GEE cEE|GEE DEG|
Adc ABc|def dcA|GEE cEE|DED D3|
X: 3
T: John Feehily's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
A3 DAD|AGE ABc|AGE cGE|GEA DEG|
A3 DAD|AGE ABc|AGE cGE| D3 DEG:|
Adc ABc|ded dcA|GEE cGE|GEA DEG|
|1Adc ABc|def dcA|GEE cGE|DED DEG:|
|2A3 DAD|AGE ABc|AGE cGE| D3 DEG||
X: 4
T: John Feehily's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
AGA D3 | AGE Adc | AGE cEE | GEE DEG |
AGA D3 | AGE Adc | AGE cGE | DED DEG :|
Adc ABc | ded dcA | GEE cEE | GEE DEG |
Adc ABc | ded dcA | GEE cGE | DED DEG |
Adc ABc | def dcA | GEE cEE | GEE DEG |
AGA D3 | AGE Adc | AGE cGE | DED DEG ||
X: 5
T: John Feehily's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:A3 DAD|AGE ABc|AGE cGE|GEA DEG|
A3 DAD|AGE ABc|AGE cGE| D3 DE/F/G:|
Adc ABc|ded dcA|GEE cGE|GEA DE/F/G|
|1Adc ABc|def dcA|GEE cGE|DED DE/F/G:|
|2A3 DAD|AGE ABc|AGE cGE| D3 D3||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 6
T: John Feehily's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
A3 D3 | AGE Adc | AGE cEE | G3 DEG |
A3 D3 | AGE Adc | AGE cGE | DED D3 :|
Adc ABc | d2d dcA | GEE cEE | G2G DEG |
Adc ABc | d2d dcA | GEE cEE | DED D3 |
Adc ABc | d2d dcA | GEE cEE | G2G DEG |
Adc ABc | def dcA | GEE cEE | DED D3 ||

Fourteen comments

John Feehily’s (jig)

Source. colm o

I’ve learned this tune (a bit different version)in the Meitheal Summer School 2004 and found it later by another name Old Walls of Liscarroll on the CD "The Humours of Derrybeha" from Pat O’ Connor. Great stuff!

I learned this tune from John Carty. He calls it James Murray’s (after a flute & fiddle player from the Tubbercurry area).

The setting he taught was slightly different:

X: 1
T:James Murray’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmix
ABA DEG|AGE Adc|AGE cEE|GEE DEG|
ABA DEG|AGE Adc|AGE cEE|DED D3:|
Adc ABc|d2e dcA|GEE cEE|GEE DEG|
Adc ABc|d2e dcA|GEE cEE|DED D3|
Adc ABc|d2e dcA|GEE cEE|GEE DEG|
Adc ABc|def dcA|GEE cEE|DED D3|

Pete

oops… but the A part really does repeat… not too good at ABC yet. ;-)

So the beginning of the tune would read |:ABA DEG| etc.

Pete

Crawford/Vallely version

here’s my transcription of the Crawford/Vallely version, transposed from Cmix on the recording.

X:1
T:John Feehily’s
R:Jig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Dmix
A3 DAD|AGE ABc|AGE cGE|GEA DEG|
A3 DAD|AGE ABc|AGE cGE| D3 DEG:|
Adc ABc|ded dcA|GEE cGE|GEA DEG|
|1Adc ABc|def dcA|GEE cGE|DED DEG:|
|2A3 DAD|AGE ABc|AGE cGE| D3 DEG||

Jesse Smith, one of America’s finest exports…

I found this sturdy little tune on fiddler Jesse Smith’s latest CD, a collaboration with Colm Gannon (Box) & John Blake (Piano, Guitar & Flute) entitled "The Ewe With the Crooked Horn". He and Colm pair this tune with "I’m A Man in Myself Like Oliver’s Bull" (a version of "Kitty’s Rambles" collected by P.W. Joyce). Colm is one of those most astonishing Box players who can play any tune in ANY key, having learned the instrument inside-out/outside-in/upside-down, etc. Because of this ability, the tunes heard on the album appear in some very unusual keys, some of which Jesse re-tunes the fiddle for, & others that he "does the work" on (he’s QUITE capable of playing in difficult keys, anyway). Since I am familiar with "Kitty’s Rambles" & what key it is usually played in, I used that to figure out what key "Drimroe Cross" should be. Thank heaven I play a fretted instrument & have a capo! Once again, enjoy!

Duplication

Hi Jay! Nice tune, but there’s already a version here:
https://thesession.org/tunes/2899
that I found using tunepal. Among the titles are Old Walls of Liscarroll, John Feehily’s, and James Murray’s.

James Murray’s version

James is a friend of mine and he plays this tune like the second setting above, so that’s good enough for me.

In fact this is one of the "Unknown" tunes in James Murray’s section of Trip to Sligo (second tune page 166). Hmmm, also is "James Murray’s" on _The Mountain Road_ and Bua’s _Down the Green Fields_. No wonder this sounded so familiar!

portraitpainter, any chance you can ask James for more info on the tune?

John Feehily’s, X:6

As heard at session in Austin, TX