The Torn Jacket reel

Also known as Connie O’Connell’s, The Torn Coat.

There are 48 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Kiss The Maid Behind The Barrel (a few times), O’Connell’s Trip To Parliament (a few times), The Belharbour (a few times), The Mossy Banks (a few times) and The Ravelled Hank Of Yarn (a few times).

The Torn Jacket has been added to 24 tune sets.

The Torn Jacket has been added to 377 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Torn Jacket
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
E|:F3A d2 ed|cAAB cdec|FEFA d2 ed|cAGE EDDE|
FEFA d2 ed|cAAB cdec|dcde f2 ed|cAGE EDD2:|
E|:FAdf a2 ab|g2 gf gfed|cAA2 cdef|gfed cAGE|
[1 FAdf a2 ab|g2 gf gfef|gaba gfed|cAGE EDD2:|
[2 FAdf a2 af|g2 gf gfef|gfed cdef|gfed cAGE||
X: 2
T: The Torn Jacket
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: ~F3 A dfed | cA ~A2 cdeA | ~F3 A dfed | cAGE FD ~D2 |
~F3 A dfed | cA ~A2 cdeA|dcde fded | cAGE FD ~D2 :|
|: FAdf ~a3 f | ~g3 f gfed | cA ~A2 cdef | gfed cAGA |
FAdf ~a3 f | ~g3 f gfef | g2 ba gfed | cAGE FD ~D2 :|
X: 3
T: The Torn Jacket
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
[M: C|]
~F3A dfed | cAAB cde z | ~F3A dfed | cAGE ED DE |
~F3A d z ed | cAAB cdec | d z de fded | cAGE ED D2 |
~f3A dfed | cAAB cdeA | ~F3A dfed | cAGE ED D z |
~f3A dfed | cAAB cdec | d z de fded | cAGE ED D2 |
|: FAdf ~a3f | ~g3 z gfed | c~A3 (3Bcdef | gfed cAGE |
FAdf ~a3f | ~g3 z gfef | ~g2 ba gfed | cAGE ED D2 :|
# Added by Mars .

Twelve comments

I learned this from the playing of Dearga — Matthew and Shannon Heaton playing with whatever fiddler they’re playing with at the moment (Jessica Ziegler, in this case).

They play this as the last in a set with Charlie Harris’s/Three Steps Forward (Two Steps Back)/The Torn Jacket. There’s a really lovely turn variation to get from the second tune to this tune that’s very characteristic of Shannon and Matt’s playing.

Zina

The Torn Jacket

Zina, I learned The Torn Jacket at a session in the D.C. area a couple years ago…Brian Conway, Pat Mangan, Diarmuid Moynihan, Tom Doorley, and John Doyle. They all seemed to know the B Part with a variration the second time around: |:FAdf a2 af|g2 gf gfef|gfed cdef|gfed cAGE|…

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What the heck — I added it in, Will, because Dearga does play that variation one or two times. For all I know, everyone plays it with that variation the second time every time. When I transcribed it, I just chose one of the repeats at random. :) Hmm. That sounds like it was a helluva session!

zls

The Torn Jacket

This is a composition by Connie O’Connell, a fiddler from Kilnamartyra, Co. Cork. You will hear him playing the tune in Hammy Hamilton’s "The Moneymusk" album. It’s also recorded on another fine flute recording "D Flute Album" by Kevin Crawford.

Anyway, I need to add it to my repertoire.

Pretty little tune ain’t it

Several pipers have recorded in recent years. Brian MacNamara’s version on "A Piper’s Dream" is outstanding, so is Tommy Keane’s rendition on his solo CD, "The Piper’s Apron".

Sounds *great* on the concertina, too.

Thanks for the tune

Also bounces along beautifully on the D row of my C#D button accordion. Would be a great little melodeon tune as well, I bet(a la Johnny Connolly http://www.iol.ie/~ronolan/connolly.html).

Just learned it after hearing Benedict Koehler’s rendition of the tune on the Jerry O’Sullivan charity auction chanter. Lovely tune, I like to play it after "The Old Torn Petticoat", a whole shredded clothing set…

“The Torn Coat” ~ rescued duplication

Submitted on February 27th 2010 by Kazabayashi.
~ /tunes/10307

X: 2
T: Torn Coat, The
C: Connie O’Connell
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: ~F3 A dfed | cA ~A2 cdeA | ~F3 A dfed | cAGE FD ~D2 |
~F3 A dfed | cA ~A2 cdeA|dcde fded | cAGE FD ~D2 :|
|: FAdf ~a3 f | ~g3 f gfed | cA ~A2 cdef | gfed cAGA |
FAdf ~a3 f | ~g3 f gfef | g2 ba gfed | cAGE FD ~D2 :|

The Torn Jacket

Really feels like a much older tune!

The Torn Jacket, X:3

Transcription of Tommy Guihen’s version from ‘The Torn Jacket’ CD, with phrasing.

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