John O’Connor jig

Also known as The Belfast Allmanack, Belfast Almanac, The Belfast Almanac, The Bellfast Allmanack, Planxty Connor, Planxty Mrs. O’Connor.

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Ode To Whiskey (a few times).

John O'Connor has been added to 48 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: John O'Connor
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D | G2~G FED | E2F G2A | B2G c2A | BAG cBA |
Bcd ~EGE | FGA DED | GFE DB,D | G3 G2 :|
z | ded def | ~g3 g2G | cdc cBc | e3 e2c |
dcB cBA | Bcd D2D | EFG AFD | G3 G2 :|
z | BGE EGE | AFD DFD | E/F/GE F/G/AG | ~F3 D2c |
Bcd dBG | cde ecA | GFE AFD | G3 G2 :|
X: 2
T: John O'Connor
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D | "G"G3 "D"FED | "C"E2F "C/E"G2A | "G"B2G "C/G"c2A | "G"B2G "D/F#"cBA |
"G"Bcd "C"E3 | "D"FGA "D/F#"D3 | "C"GFE "D"AFD | "Gsus"G3 "G"G2 :|
G| "G"ded "D/F#"def |"Em"g3 "Em/D"g3 | "C"cdB "C/B"cdc | "Am"e3 "C"e3 |
"G"dcB "Am"c2A | "G/B"Bcd "G"D3 | "C"EFG "D/F#"AFD | "Gsus"G3 "G"G2 :|
G| "Em"BGE EGE | "D"AFD DFD | "C"EGE "D"F/G/AG | "D"F3 "D/F#"D3 |
"G"Bcd "G/B"dBG | "C"cde "Am7"ecA | "C"GFE "D"AFD | "Gsus"G3 "G"G2 :|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: John O'Connor
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|:GAG FED|E2F G2A|B2G c2A|B2G c2A|Bcd E2E|
ABG FED|EFG AFD|G3 [1 G2D:|2 GBc|:d2d def|g3 g3|
B2B Bcd|e3 efg|dcB cde|d^cd D2D|EFG AFD|G3 [1 GBc:|2 G3|]

Six comments

John O’Connor

This is a tune by O’Carolan, as I heard it on the album "Chieftains 7".

There’s a 2-part setting of this in The Athole Collection, entitled ‘The Belfast Almanac’. I can’t post it here because my copy of the book is in Latvia and I am in London.

Gan Ainm

Scottish jig from an anonymous tune book, ca 1830.

Re: Gan Ainm

I’ve heard this before somewhere, for some reason I’m thinking "Carolan" and possibly "The Chieftains".

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Re: Gan Ainm

Known in dancing circles as "The Belfast Almanac" - see Gow, etc.

…ah, I see spindleshanks has come up with the answer - good stuff.