The Kilmovee jig

Also known as Brendan Larrisey’s, Dermot Grogan’s, Dermot Grogans, Grogan’s, Groghan’s, Larrisey’s Favorite, Paddy O’Brien’s, Pauline O’Neill’s.

There are 29 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Kilmovee appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Kilmovee has been added to 15 tune sets.

The Kilmovee has been added to 175 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Kilmovee
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~G3 ~B3|GAB AGE|DEG B/c/d g|ege dBA|
~G3 ~B3|ded AGE|DEG B/c/d g|1edB G3:|2edB G B/c/d||
g2B dBG|AGE GED|G B/c/d ~g3|eag fed|!
~B3 dBA|GBG AGE|DEG B/c/d g|1edB G B/c/d:|2edB G3||
X: 2
T: The Kilmovee
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G3 BF/G/B|GAB AGE|DEG Bc/d/g|ege dBA|
G3 B3|df/g/d AGE|DEG Bc/d/g|1edB G3:|2edB GB/c/d||
|:g2B dBG|AGE GED|GB/c/d g3|eag fed|
B3 dBA|DBG AGE|DEG Bc/d/g|1edB GB/c/d:|2edB G3||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: The Kilmovee
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~G3 BGB|ded BGE|DEG Bdg|1edB G3:|2edB G Bd||
g2B dBG|AGE GED|GBd g2f|eag fdc|!
~B3 dBA|GAB AGE|DEG Bdg|1edB G2d:|2edB G3||
# Added by S .

Thirteen comments


As requested by Slainte.

Great tune! I originally got this as a "Gan Ainm" in Galway, but then was ecstactic when I heard it on the Live from Matt Molloy’s album, and it actually had a name. I just wish more people around the sessions I frequent played this tune. Anywho, glad to see it posted.


Oh, and this tune is also on Brendan Callahan’s "Where I Am" CD. In his liner notes, it is on track 6, but is listed as "Gan Ainm", so that explains why it does not appear on the list of recordings for this tune.

This is one of my favourite jigs which is sometimes called Brendan Larrisey’s - does anyone know if this tune was composed by Brendan or if it is just associated with him.

The Kilmovee

Thanks, Jack. I happened to record Paul Smith playing this tune on Radio Ulster programme Culan, which sounds really familiar to me. In a minutes or so I remembered Gary and Mary Shannon play it on "The Sanctuary Sessions" recorded at Cruises in Ennis. Yeah, Bannerman, they call it Larrisey’s and they move on to Kitty’s Rambles, which Zina already posted here. Great tune. I think I heard it in Leeds too.

The Kilmovee

Thanks for posting this great jig-I had been looking for it under GROGAN’s and couldn’t find it.It’s listed in Micheal O Raghallaigh’s Nervous Man as such"associated with Dermot Grogan,flute and box player from Mayo but living in New York.."

It seems Dermott Grogan is from Kilmovee. No wonder it’s called "Grogan’s."


You can also hear this lovely tune on Mary Staunton’s CD ‘Bright Early Mornings’.

The Kilmovee, X:3

From the playing of Michael O’Raghallaigh on The Nervous Man; he plays it in C, but I’ve transposed this to G.

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Another tune on Mike Rafferty’s Album Speed 78