Dave Collins’ jig

Also known as Bobby Casey’s, Brian Conroy’s, Brian Conway’s, Brian Conway’s, Concertina, Dave Collins, Dave Collins’s, Dave Collins’s, The Lilter.

There are 19 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Bush On The Hill (a few times).

Dave Collins’ has been added to 3 tune sets.

Dave Collins' has been added to 60 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Dave Collins'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
{A}B2 F DFB | {cd}c2B cBG | B2 G {A}GFD | DFD ~C3 |
~B,3 DB,D | B,DF GFD | F/G/AB cAF | Bdc B3:||
~d3 ~c3 | Bdg fdf | {ga}g2f dcd | fga ~g2a |
bag agf | gfd cAF | F/G/AB cAF | Bdc B2 c |
~d3 ~c3 | Bdg fdf | {ga}g2f dcB | GFD ~C3 |
~B,3 DB,D | B,DF GFD | F/G/AB cAF | Bdc B3 |]
X: 2
T: Dave Collins'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|:B | c2G EGc | ded dcB | c2A GEC | ~E3 ~D3 |
~C3 EDE | CEG AGE | GAc dcB | ced c2 :||
d | ece dBd | cea ~g3 | a2g ede | gab a2b |
c'ba bag | age dBG | ABc dBG | ced c2d|
ece dBd | cea g2d | c2A GEC | ~E3 ~D3 |
~C3 EDE | CEG AGE | GAc dcB | ced c2 ||
X: 3
T: Dave Collins'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
F|G2G, B,DD|ABA AGF|G2E DB,G,|~B,3 A,B,A,|
~G,3 B,A,B,|G,B,D EDB,|DEG AGE|GBA G2:|
A|~B3 ABA|GBe dBA|G2G, B,A,G,|~B,3 A,B,A,|
~G,3 B,A,B,|G,B,D EDB,|DEG AGE|GBA G2A|
~B3 ABA|GBe dBA|edB GBd|egf e2f|
~g3 fed|edB AFD|EFG AFD|GBA G2||
E|A2 A, CEA|B2 B BAF|A2 F ECA,|CEC B,2 C|
A,G,A, CA,C|A,CE FEC|EFA BGE|AcB A2 :|
B|cAc BGB|Acf ece|f2 e cBc|efg f2 g|
agf gfe|fec BGE|FGA BGE|AcB A2 B|
cAc BGB|Acf ece|A2 F ECA,|CDC B,2 C|
A,G,A, CA,C|A,CE FEC|EFA BGE|AcB A2|]
X: 4
T: Dave Collins'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
F|G2G, B,DD|ABA AGF|G2E DB,G,|~B,3 A,B,A,|
~G,3 B,A,B,|G,B,D EDB,|DEG AGE|GBA G2:|
A|~B3 ABA|GBe dBA|G2G, B,A,G,|~B,3 A,B,A,|
~G,3 B,A,B,|G,B,D EDB,|DEG AGE|GBA G2A|
~B3 ABA|GBe dBA|edB GBd|egf e2f|
~g3 fed|edB AFD|EFG AFD|GBA G2||
K:Amaj
E|A2 A, CEA|B2 B BAF|A2 F ECA,|CEC B,2 C|
A,G,A, CA,C|A,CE FEC|EFA BGE|AcB A2 :|
B|cAc BGB|Acf ece|f2 e cBc|efg f2 g|
agf gfe|fec BGE|FGA BGE|AcB A2 B|
cAc BGB|Acf ece|A2 F ECA,|CDC B,2 C|
A,G,A, CA,C|A,CE FEC|EFA BGE|AcB A2|]

Seventeen comments

Paddy Reynold’s Jig

Paddy Reynold’s is a current NYC fiddler who was raised in Killavill, Co. Sligo - the breeding ground of some of the best Fiddlers. This tune may seem tricky because of the key but it is a wonderful fiddle tune & not really all that hard to play. I got this setting from Tony Demarco & Brian Conway’s album "Apple in Winter".

Oops!!

This is called Dave Collins’s jig not Paddy Reynold’s. I think Dave is a relation to Kathleen Collins, I think they are Brother & Sister. The whole Collins family was involved one way or another with music & dance.

Tecnical note

Sorry to get technical, but it’s in B flat rather than F. It happens that E flat, the 4th degree of the scale, is not used anywhere in this tune (it is hexatonic), so you can get away with just the B flat in the key signature… Or perhaps if the 4th WERE used it would be E natural, making it B flat Lydian.

Your right - it’s in Bb Major but that wasn’t an option on the input screen.
I coiuld’ve posted it in GDor. (Two Flats) but would be very misleading to someone going by modal reference. So I left it in F.

At least someone noticed the tune!

PS
I hate to get "Technical" myself. but you mispelled technical. 🙂

Your you’re was your not you’re; your your should have been you’re not your 😉

Right Key

Is there a right key for this? I’m not sure what "right key" means. I like it best in C - I can play it in A, C, D, or G on the wooden flute - but it’s murder in F natural or in Bb.

Two more settings - G and A

Henrik Norbeck has a gan ainm setting in G:

X:286
T:no name
R:jig
Z:id:hn-jig-286
M:6/8
K:G
F|G2G, B,DD|ABA AGF|G2E DB,G,|~B,3 A,B,A,|
~G,3 B,A,B,|G,B,D EDB,|DEG AGE|GBA G2:|
A|~B3 ABA|GBe dBA|G2G, B,A,G,|~B,3 A,B,A,|
~G,3 B,A,B,|G,B,D EDB,|DEG AGE|GBA G2A|
~B3 ABA|GBe dBA|edB GBd|egf e2f|
~g3 fed|edB AFD|EFG AFD|GBA G2||

And Bill Black gives an A setting:

X:040392
T:Dave Collins’
Z:B.Black
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:jig
K:A
E|A2 A, CEA|B2 B BAF|A2 F ECA,|CEC B,2 C|
A,G,A, CA,C|A,CE FEC|EFA BGE|AcB A2 :|
B|cAc BGB|Acf ece|f2 e cBc|efg f2 g|
agf gfe|fec BGE|FGA BGE|AcB A2 B|
cAc BGB|Acf ece|A2 F ECA,|CDC B,2 C|
A,G,A, CA,C|A,CE FEC|EFA BGE|AcB A2|]

Only ever heard it in C.

In me? Where? Anybody got a stethoscope I can borrow? 😏

Nice, laid back tune. Like the 1st part most of all.

Rollicking jig, Dave Collin’s

Have a tape of Dan Collins and guest Sheila Garry recorded in New York years ago, and they play this with abandon! Not sure of the key, but I think it was G.

Dave Collins’ Jig - small adjustment to proper key changes

The MTGuru version of this tune was in A, but actually it was written in G with a key change to A. Just a small change on my end.

Re: Dave Collins’

Could I ask please what key this tune is in on the Apples In Winter CD?Thank you

Re: Dave Collins’

Pitch-wise: G# (or Ab). I’m sure this means that they’re using the G fingerings on a fiddle tuned a semitone above (→G#D#A#E#).