The Woods Of Old Limerick jig

Also known as Coillte Shean Luimnigh, Woods Of Limerick, The Woods Of Limerick, The Woods Of The Limerick.

There are 28 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Brian O’Lynn (a few times), Garrett Barry’s (a few times) and The Trip To Sligo (a few times).

The Woods Of Old Limerick has been added to 8 tune sets.

The Woods Of Old Limerick has been added to 131 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Woods Of Old Limerick
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2 G ABc | dgg fdc | B2 G ABc | ADD ABc |
B2 G ABc | dgg fdc | B2 G ABc |1 AGF G2 A :|2 AGF Gga ||
bgf gag | fd^c dga | bgf gab | c'af g2 a |
bag afd | gag fdc | B2 G ABc |1 AGF Gga :|2 AGF G3 ||
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: The Woods Of Old Limerick
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|: G |AFF GAB | cff ecB | AFF GAB | GCC GAB |
AFF GAB | cff ecB | AFF GAB | GFE F2 :|
|: f/g/ |aff fgf | ecc cfg | aff fga | bge ffg |
agf gfe | fgf ecB | AFF GAB | GFE F2 :|
X: 3
T: The Woods Of Old Limerick
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
AFF GAB | cff _ecB | AFF GAB | GCC GAB |
AFF GAB | cff _ecB | AFF GAB | GFE F2 :|
aff fgf | _ecc cfg | aff fga | bge ffg |
agf gfe | fgf _ecB | AFF GAB | GFE F2 :|
# Added by muspc .
X: 4
T: The Woods Of Old Limerick
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B2G ABc | dgg fdc | B2 G ABc | ADD ABc |
B2G ABc | dgg fdc | B2 G ABc |1 AGF G2 A :|2 AGF Gga ||
|:bgg gag | fd^c dga | bgg gab | c'af g2 a |
b3 afd | g3 fdc | B2 G ABc |1 AGF Gga :|2 AGF G3 ||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: The Woods Of Old Limerick
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
BA | FGE FGA | BEe dBA | FGE FGA | FB,B, FGA |
FGE FGA | BEe dBA | FGE FBA | FED E2 :|
f | ged efe | dB^A Afg | afd efg | afd ebf |
gfe fed | efe dBA | FGE FBA | FED E2 :|
# Added by Jesse .

Fourteen comments

The Woods Of Old Limerick

I associate this fine jig with the playing of Declan Masterson, who recorded it with “Patrick Street”.
It is sometimes played in the key of “D”.

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The Woods of Old Limerick

Thanks for posting this interesting jig. I first heard it at a session played by the Mulcahy sisters of Co. Limerick. It’s now one of my favourite tunes and lends itself well to the concertina.

Whistle teachers take note, this looks like a good tune for students who need work on their high c.

A nice version of this tune is found on track 9 of Liam Bradley’s cd "100% Pure Irish Dance - The Show"

“The Woods Of Old Limerick” ~ a take in F from discussions

Discussion: heavy jig ID help?
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# Posted on June 1st 2009 by Tedrick

X: 2
T: Woods Of Old Limerick, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Fmaj
|: G |\
AFF GAB | cff ecB | AFF GAB | GCC GAB |
AFF GAB | cff ecB | AFF GAB | GFE F2 :|
|: f/g/ |\
aff fgf | ecc cfg | aff fga | bge ffg |
agf gfe | fgf ecB | AFF GAB | GFE F2 :|

# Posted on June 1st 2009 by Tedrick

Some minor changes made to the transcription which had the lead-ins so:

G |: ~ | GFE G3 :|
fg |: ~ | GFE G3 :|

The F version is nice…

Does it get played in that key with any frequency?

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I heard it played in F at Shortt’s in Feakle a couple of weeks ago (Seamus Bugler & Ged Foley).

Name of the second tune?

On the Bradley Brothers CD, they play Woods of Old Limerick with another lovely tune, but don’t name the other tune on the CD. Does anyone know what it’s called?

Some E flats

I’ve marked four E flats where I sometimes like to play them on the Tedrick/ceolachan version.

X: 2.1
T: Woods Of Old Limerick, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Fmaj
|: G |\
AFF GAB | cff _ecB | AFF GAB | GCC GAB |
AFF GAB | cff _ecB | AFF GAB | GFE F2 :|
|: f/g/ |\
aff fgf | _ecc cfg | aff fga | bge ffg |
agf gfe | fgf _ecB | AFF GAB | GFE F2 :|

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No surprise, I like that… ;-)

Really?

I thought you were too sharp to like flats… :)

Do you suppose I should have called them E-punctures?

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X: 2 “The Woods of Old Limerick”

# Posted on June 1st 2009 by Tedrick

The Woods Of Old Limerick, X:5

Cherish the Ladies edition from the Nashville Sessions

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