Thompson’s jig

Also known as Brid Harpur’s, Collin’s, Conneely’s, The Telegraph, William Thompson’s.

There are 14 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Thompson’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Thompson’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Thompson's has been added to 41 tunebooks.

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Six settings

1
X: 1
T: Thompson's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A|:BAB GBd|gba ged|ege dBG|AGA B2A|
GED GBd|gba ged|ege dBd|egf g2d:|
|:gba ged|ege dBA|gba ged|eaa age|
gba ged|ege dBA|BAB dBA|1 GBA G2d:|2 GBA G2||
2
X: 2
T: Thompson's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B^AB GBd | gba ged | ege gBG | A^GA B2 A |
GED GB/c/d | g/a/ba ged | ege dB/c/d | egf g2 :|
gba ged | ege dBG | gba ged | ea^g a=ge |
g/a/ba ged | e/f/ge dBG | B^AB dB=A | GFA G2 :|
3
X: 3
T: Thompson's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2 B GBd | gba ged | e2 e dBG | ABA A2 D |
G2 D GB/c/d | gba ged | e2 e dBA | AGF G2 :|
gba ged | e2 e dBG | gba ged | e2 a age |
gba ged | ee/e/e dBG | B2 B dBA | AGF G2 :|
4
X: 4
T: Thompson's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G3 BAB | GBg edB | e2 g edB | AGA B2 A |
GED GBd | gba ged |e/f/ge dBd | egf ged :|
|: gba ged | egg dBd | gba ged | eaa a3 |
gba ged | e/f/ge dBA | B3 dBA |1 GBA GBd :|2 GBA G3 |]
5
X: 5
T: Thompson's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: ~B3 GBd | gbg ged | ege dBG | ~A3 B2A |
GDD GBd | gbg ged | ege dBd |1 egf gdc :|2 egf g2d ||
|: gbg ged | ege dBd | gbg ged | e2a bge |
gbg ged | ege dBA | ~B3 dBA |1 GFA GBd :|2 GFA GAc ||
6
X: 6
T: Thompson's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: ~B3 GBd | ~g3 ged | e/f/ge dBG | ~A3 cBA |
GBd GBd | ~g3 ged | e/f/ge dBd |1 egf gdc :|2 egf g2d ||
|: gbg ged | e/f/ge dBd | ~g3 ged | ~a3 age |
gba ged | e/f/ge dBA | ~B3 dBA |1 GFA GBd :|2 GFA G3 ||

Fourteen comments

This is one of the nameless tunes I recently learned in Leeds, Yorkshire. I’ve never heard it before, but it’s quite easy to pick up. Any information on this tune will be welcome.

I’ve heard it played here too. I think it’s "Thompson’s".

Brid Harpur’s

Kevin Griffin recorded this on his solo album as Brid Harpur’s. This track featured a duet with Sharon Shannon.

That’s because it appeared on this recording https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1348 - see track 5. I was listening to Brenda McCann’s CD Inishkeeragh the other day and recognised this one as the 2nd jig on track 2, entitled "Collins".

"William Thompson’s Jig"

X: 2
T: William Thompson’s Jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: GMaj
|: d |\
B^AB GBd | gba ged | ege gBG | A^GA B2 A |
GED GB/c/d | g/a/ba ged | ege dB/c/d | egf g2 :|
|: d |\
gba ged | ege dBG | gba ged | ea^g a=ge |
g/a/ba ged | e/f/ge dBG | B^AB dB=A | GFA G2 :|

X: 3
T: William Thompson’s Jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: GMaj
|: d |\
B2 B GBd | gba ged | e2 e dBG | ABA A2 D |
G2 D GB/c/d | gba ged | e2 e dBA | AGF G2 :|
|: d |\
gba ged | e2 e dBG | gba ged | e2 a age |
gba ged | ee/e/e dBG | B2 B dBA | AGF G2 :|

Telegraph

I can’t find this in any ABC resource I know of. Anybody know if Austin Dawes is the composer of this tune recorded in 1999?
D:Austin Dawes, Seanin McDonagh & Bobby Ramsey. It was great altogether (disc 3) (The voice of the people). - London: Topic, 2015.

Thompson’s, X:5

From the playing of Inis Fail.

Thompson’s, X:6

Variations from the playing of Inis Fail.