The Longford Tinker
An unusual three-part reel in that each part is played only once through before moving on to the next (ABCABC). Made famous by the Bothy Band in their set with Martin Wynne’s #2. And a good workout for those rolls….
This is a cousin (perhaps a derivative) of the Scottish reel, Jenny Dang the Weaver - and occasionally goes by that name. The Scottish tune doesn’t have the third part. In fact, why don’t I post it?
Doesn’t sound Like Jenny Dang the Weaver
This tune doesn’t sound very much like Jenny Dang the Weaver to me—this starts in Bm, Jenny starts in D—where did you get that information from?
Pchaffee, Paul McGrattan surely plays this tune as Jenny Dang the Weaver on the whistle. Check out his "Frost is all over." It’s a nice one.
Sorry—don’t know what you mean by "plays this tune as Jenny Dang the Weaver"—? You mean "calls it…"? I still don’t see much of a resemblance btw these two tunes.
Yes, the two tunes have different impressions at first, but the first and second parts of this Irish setting is certainly based on the Scottish one (https://thesession.org/tunes/380).
I recommend you to buy the CD "The Frost is All Over." You’ll see Paul McGrattan definitely calls it Jenny Dang the Weaver.
T:Longford Spinster, The
dBBA ~B2FB|dBBA ~f3e|dBBA ~B2FB|ABde ~f3ef|
dBBA FB~B2|dzBB ~f3g|az~A2 ABFB|ABde ~f3e||
d2fd edfe|d2fd gffe|d2fd efgb|faaf gfef|
d2fd edfe|d2fd ~g3a|b2gf gfed|faaf gfed||
fa~a2 fz~a2|faaf gfed|gbba ~b3z|gbaf gfed|
fa~a2 fz~a2|faaf ~g3a|b2af gfed|faaf gfef||
I’d much rather play Jenny Dang. The 3rd part of this sounds to me as though it has been added as an afterthought - it’s *so* tiresome. The rest is okay though I suppose.
Paul Mcgrattan’s “Jenny Dang The Weaver”
T:Jenny Dang The Weaver
D:The Frost is All Over
dBBA ~B3c|dB~B2 fgfe|dBBA BGdB|ABde ~f3e|
dBBA ~B3c|dB~B2 f2fg|fAAF ~A3D|FAde ~f3e||
d2fd egfe|defa gefe|d2fd efge|faaf gbfe|
d2fd egfe|defa ~g3a|b2af gfed|faaf gfed||
fa~a2 fAdA|faaf gfed|gb~b2 gBef|gebe gfed|
fa~a2 fAdA|faaf ~g3a|b2af gfed|faaf gfef||
Yeah, well no, not that one, the one in D @ Slainte’s link above - I like that one.
I like both
Yeah, they’re both okay, it’s just that 3rd part of Longford does nothing for me. Anyway…
I also like both ones, but yeah, the other one is simpler, compact, and more effective. I’ve been satisfied with that D major one, so I don’t feel like learning this one very much. Maybe I’m just lazy, though.
As I wrote in the comment space of D maj one, this was originally mouth music, and in this point it is one of good and interesting examples of how Scots tunes have been arranged in Ireland.
“Jenny Dang the Weaver” by Jack and Charlie Coen
T:Jenny Dang The Weaver
S:Jack and Charlie Coen
B3A B2dB|ABde gfed|~A2FB A2dB|ABde gfed|
eBBA B2dB|ABde gfed|~A2FB A2dB|ABdf gece||
d2fd egfe|dfaf g2fe|d2fd eg~g3|fa~a2 bgec|
d2fd egfe|dfaf g3a|bagf gfed|Bdef gfed||
Jinnie *Bang* the Weaver
That’s the title Sean Keane gives to this tune. Is it a typo?
It’s known as "The Concert Flute" on Finbarr Dwyer’s "Pure Trad Music on Accordian".
T: Longford Tinker, The
|dBBA B2 Bc|d~B3 fBeB|dBBA B2 dB|ABde ~f3e|
|d~B3 f~B3|d~B3 ~f3g|a2AG ~A3G|ABde ~f3e|
|d2 fd efge|defa gefe|(3ddd fd efge|faaf gefe|
|d2 fd efge|defa ~g3a|~b3f gfed|faaf gfed|
|f~a3 f~a3|faaf gfed|gb (3bbb gb (3bbb|gbbf gfed|
|f~a3 f~a3|faaf g2 ga|bbaf gfed|faaf gfef|
The Longford Tinker, X:7
It’s a transcription of Tom McHale recording found here: https://soundcloud.com/deeor-1/03-1?in=deeor-1/sets/tom-mchale-house-recording
Finbarr Dwyer Recording
Finbarr Dwyer has recorded this tune in C Major which I think is a bit unusual as having had a look at the settings provided, I think this tune would normally be recorded in D major.