Down In Abbey slip jig

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Down In Abbey has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Down In Abbey
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BAB GEF G2A|BAB GBe dBA|B2A GEF G2A|Bee gfe dBA:|
Bde def ~g3|Bee edB dBA|Bde def g2a|bag age dBA:|
2
X: 2
T: Down In Abbey
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:~G3 BGd c2e|~G3 BdB cAF|~G3 DBB DGF|1 E2G AGF G2D:|2 E2G AGF GAB||
|:AGE EDB, DEG|dBA ABd edg|dBA AGE EDB,|DB,A, A,B,D E2B:|

Fourteen comments

Down in Abbey

I learned this slip jig off East Galway flute player Sean Moloney’s solo album. It comes from the repertoire of his father and renowned flute player Eddie Moloney.

Maybe a very local tune. Abbey is a placename, I believe. I don’t know where exactly it is, but probably somewhere in the east part of Clare.

Down in Abbey

Nice tune, Hiroyuki.

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Any other good slip jig to play with this one?

Simple and catchy, isn’t it? The second tune in the same track of the recording isn’t so attractive as this one. Most of Gmaj doulbe jigs go nicely with it, but do you know any other good slip jig?

Might go well with My Mind Will Never Be Easy, which I like down in A dor, where Martin Hayes plays it. But on whistle, keep it up in E dor.

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This one would be terrific with The Lough Key following it (played in G Major instead of F major). I tried it out yesterday, and really like the transition. Very nice tune indeed!

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Here’s the ABC for the tune in G major:

X: 1
T: Lough Key
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K:Gmaj
|:~G3 BGd c2e|~G3 BdB cAF|~G3 DBB DGF|1 E2G AGF G2D:|2 E2G AGF GAB||
|:AGE EDB, DEG|dBA ABd edg|dBA AGE EDB,|DB,A, A,B,D E2B:|

Thanks for the ideas. I don’t think of any good slip jig to play before or after this one yet, but "Pay the Reckoning" is a really nice tune to follow.

Anyway, I’m quite happy to save the life of this rare tune. There’re many more nice old tunes awaiting to be discovered though.

Yamadasan, have you tried "A Whack At The Whigs"? If you play it after Down In Abbey you get this flurry of descending triplets into the next tune which sounds quite unusual.

Mmm…. F naturals?

It’s only a small key change, and the Fnats only appear later in the tune, so it works for me.

Ah you mean because of the whistle?…

Yep. Not me but my big transverse whistle hate f naturals.

Abbey

Reading through the biography of Maeve Donnelly I found Abbey is in Galway. It seems not so far from Loughrea and Ballinakill.