Scully Casey’s jig

Also known as Bobby Casey’s, Casey’s Return, Quilty Shore, The Quilty Shore.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Scully Casey’s has been added to 5 tune sets.

Scully Casey's has been added to 93 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Scully Casey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
cdc BAG|EGA GAB|cBc dcd|ega ged|
~c3 BAG|EGA GAB|cec dBG|BAA A2B:|
cBc dcd|ega ged|eaa aga|bag a2g|
eaa c'aa|ac'a ged|~c3 dBG|BAA A2B:|
X: 2
T: Scully Casey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
c2A BAG|EAA EAA|cBc dcd|ega ged|
c2A BAG|EAA EAA|cBc dBG|BAA A2B:|
cBc dcd|ega ged|ega aga|aba ged|
cBc dcd|ega ged|c2e dBG|BAA A2B|
cBc dcd|ega ged|ega aga|aba ged|
eab c'ba|gea ged|c2e dBG|BAA A2B|
X: 3
T: Scully Casey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
B|c2A BAG|EAA GAB|c2c dcd|ega ged|
c2A BAG|EAA GAB|c2e dBG|BAG A2:|
B|c2c dcd|ega ged|eaa aga|bag a2g|
eaa c'aa|b2a ged|c2e dBG|BAG A2:|
X: 4
T: Scully Casey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
B3 AGF|DFG FGA|B2B cBc|dfg fdc|
B3 AGF|DFG FGA|B2B cAF|AGF G2A:|
B3 cBc|dgg fdc|dgg gfg|agf g2f|
dgg bgg|a3 fdc|B3 cAF|AGF G2A:|

Thirteen comments

Source: Kevin Burke, Jackie Daly - Eavesdropper (1981)
Transcription: gmp

Thanks for a great tune.

This is Young Tom Ennis, aka Banshee’s Wail over the Mangle Pit, already here: https://thesession.org/tunes/131, with Hiroyuki’s A dorian setting (from KEvin Crawford’s In Good Company) in the comments.

Posted .

Will, I requested this tune and believe it’s different from Yong Tom Ennis. The first part sounds similar though.

Defo not Young Tom Ennis

Hi,

This is definitely not YTE. The setting here is a little eccentric compared to what’s normally played around. It’s a Bobby Casey tune, I believe.

X: 1
T: Scully Casey’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Ador
c2A BAG|EAA EAA|cBc dcd|ega ged|
c2A BAG|EAA EAA|cBc dBG|BAA A2B:|
cBc dcd|ega ged|ega aga|aba ged|
cBc dcd|ega ged|c2e dBG|BAA A2B|
cBc dcd|ega ged|ega aga|aba ged|
eab c’ba|gea ged|c2e dBG|BAA A2B|

The version we play is from Frankie Kennedy with
c2A BAG|EAA =FAA as bars 1,2 and 3,4.

Hope this useful!

Jim

Sheet music

could someone transfer the ABC into sheet music? thanks.

Oops!

Sorry, that variant should have read "as bars 1,2 and 5,6" - not 3,4. But everyone spotted that, didn’t you?

Jim

I still say it’s the same tune, or clearly a variant of YTE (or vice versa). It’s closer to YTE than, say, the Clare and Sligo settings of Toss the Feathers are to each other. You could back it with the same chord progression. Also closely related to Wallop the Potlid (aka Mouse in the Cupboard): https://thesession.org/tunes/1454.

Posted .

BTW, Scully (John) was Bobby’s father and significant source of tunes.

Posted .

Here’s a simple version of the tune based on Claire Keville and John Weir’s concertina and fiddle duet playing:

K: Ador
B|c2A BAG|EAA GAB|c2c dcd|ega ged|
c2A BAG|EAA GAB|c2e dBG|BAG A2:|
B|c2c dcd|ega ged|eaa aga|bag a2g|
eaa c’aa|b2a ged|c2e dBG|BAG A2:|

They actually recorded it in a different key as "Bobby Casey’s."

In the "Northern Fiddler" this tune is notated as "Untitled Jig" based on the playing of Tyrone fiddler Peter Turbit.

X: 1
T: Scully Casey’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: Jig
K: Adorian
AB||:c2A BAG|EAA EAB|cBc dcd|eaf ged|
c2A BAG|EAA EAB|ceg dBG|EA^G A2 B:||
cBc dcd|eaf ged|ef^g a2a|aba ged|
cBc dcd|eaf ged|ceg dBG|EA^G A2B:||

Scully Casey’s, X:4

Gdor version :-)