Ellen O’Grady slip jig

Also known as The Barn Door, Caitlin Ni Aedha, Eiblin Ni Grada, Ellen O’Grady’s, Kitty O’Hea, Sorry The Day I Was Married.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

Ellen O’Grady appears in 2 other tune collections.

Ellen O’Grady has been added to 5 tune sets.

Ellen O'Grady has been added to 57 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Ellen O'Grady
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
eaa efg fed | eaa efg ~f3 | eaa efg fed | ~g3 ecA Bcd |
eaa efg fed | eaa efg ~f3 | eaa efg fed | ~g3 ecA Bcd |
~e3 Bcd cBA | ~e3 Bcd ~c3 | ~e3 Bcd cBA | agf ecA Bcd |
~e3 Bcd cBA | ~e3 Bcd ~c3 | efg agf edc | ~f3 B2c dcB ||
# Added by jomac .
2
X: 2
T: Ellen O'Grady
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Emix
Add ABc BAG | Ad/c/d ABc B2 G | Add ABc BAG | cBc EFG A2 :|
DE/F/G A2 B cBc | d2 A AGE G2 E | DEG A2 B cBc | dAA GFE D2 :|
| Bee Bcd cBA | Bee BB/c/d c2 A | Bee Bcd cBA | dcd FF/G/A B2 :|
EFA B2 c dcd | BAF AGF G2 F | EFA B2 c dcd |1 BG/A/B AGF E2 :|
3
X: 3
T: Ellen O'Grady
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
eaa efg fed | eaa efg ~f3 | eaa efg fed | ~g3 ecA Bcd |
eaa efg fed | eaa efg ~f3 | eaa efg fed | ~g3 ecA Bcd |
~e3 Bcd cBA | ~e3 Bcd ~c3 | ~e3 Bcd cBA | a^gf ecA Bcd |
~e3 Bcd cBA | ~e3 Bcd ~c3 | ef^g agf efg | a^ga B2c dcB ||

Nine comments

Name this tune?

I lifted this tune from the CD my daughter uses for dance practice. No name given, just a set called slip jigs, plus the CD said all the tunes were traditional. The group/organization/entity putting out this CD is "Two Left Feet". This tune was the last in a set including another Gan Ainm in G which I’ll be posting shortly, and "Kid on the Mountain". It worked well with the other two tunes as a "finale" of the set, because it’s so bright-sounding.

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Could be…

This is close to a version I know of The Whinny Hills of Leitrim, but in a different key. Nice tune.

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Tune Name

I found this tune under the name "Ellen O’Grady" in O’Neill’s Music of Ireland.

Ellen O’Grady / Eiblin Ni Grada / Caitlin Ni Aedha

Also played in D & E Mixolydian ~ & differing from O’Neil

M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: D Mixolydian
|: G |
Add ABc BAG | Ad/c/d ABc B2 G | Add ABc BAG | cBc EFG A2 :|
|: G |
DE/F/G A2 B cBc | d2 A AGE G2 E | DEG A2 B cBc | dAA GFE D2 :|

K: E Mixolydian
|: A |
| Bee Bcd cBA | Bee BB/c/d c2 A | Bee Bcd cBA | dcd FF/G/A B2 :|
|: D |
EFA B2 c dcd | BAF AGF G2 F | EFA B2 c dcd |1 BG/A/B AGF E2 :|
2 eB/c/B AGF E2 ||

Cut off the trans: Caitlin Ni Aedha / Kitty O’Hea

This tune also shows up as slip jig #3 under the title The Barn Door in Josephine Keegan’s 2004 tunebook "A Drop in the Ocean".

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sorry the day i was married and sorry the day i was wed

various English folkies , Mike Waterson , Tim Hart and Maddie Prior to name but a few have recorded a vocal
version of this tune. ‘Oh that I only had tarried when I to the altar was led’
Goes down a treat at wedding receptions………………….

Ellen O’Grady, X:3

From Loretta Egan Murphy’s recording "Beyond the Watery Lane." The main difference from other versions is she plays the B part in A major as opposed to A Mixolydian. I didn’t know how to change the key signature so I just added the G#s. Also the last two bars are a little different in that the scale run goes up the high A.