Jimmy Kennedy’s jig

Also known as The Flowers Of Dungarvan, Jim Kennedy’s, Jimmy Kennedy’s.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Jimmy Kennedy's has been added to 30 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Jimmy Kennedy's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:B|AFD D2B|ABG FED|FAd fed|cAA A2G|
ABG FED|BdB AFA|dfa gfe|fdc d2:|
|:g|afd gfe|dcd AFA|DFA def|gfg efg|
afd edc|dAG FGA|dfa gfe|fdc d2:|
2
X: 2
T: Jimmy Kennedy's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B|: "D"AFD "D"D2B |"G"ABG "D"FED | "D"FAd "D"fed |"A"ceA "D"A2A |
"D"ABG "D"FED | "G"BdB "D"AFD |"D"dfa "G"gfe |1 "A"edc "D" d2B :|2 "A"edc "D"dfg ||
|:"D"afd "A"gec | "D"ded "D"AFA | "D"DFA "D"def |"G"gfg "A"efg |
"D"afd "A"ecA | "D"dAG "D"FGA|"D"dfa "G"gfe |1 "A"edc "D"dfg :|2"A"edc "D"d3 ||
3
X: 3
T: Jimmy Kennedy's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:G|AFD DdB|AdF FED|Bcd ged|cAA A2B|
ABG FED|BdB ABc|dfa gfe|fdd d2:|
|:e|fed afd|edc Bcd|AFA Daf|gfg e2a|
fed ecA|dAG FGA|Bcd eag|fdd d2:|

Twelve comments

Jimmy Kennedy’s (jig)

Another gem from Maeve Donnelly and Peadar O’Loughlin’s duet album. It seems named after a West Clare flute player. It’s a bit tricky but definitely worth learning. I think it would sound best on pipes. It might be originally a song melody.

Not the way Peadar and Maeve play it.

This is indeed a lovely jig. Thanks for doing the transcribing. But what you have is different in several places from the way it’s played on The Thing Itself. This isn’t just a different version. It seems as if certain notes have been omitted and others added. The second part especially is different. One more reason NOT to learn a tune from the dots, but rather by ear.

Yeah, this transcription might be different from what you hear on the recording. But how boring and unimaginative to write down everything as the two master players recorded! They actually play the tune differently each time, and in the future they’d never play it exactly the same way as they did on the recording.

And of course, Ms Donnelly and Mr O’Loughlin don’t play the tune in the same way either. I’ll appreciate if you put your own interpretation of the tune here in the comments, "cocosflute."

Posting different versions

cocusflute, you seem to be implying that there’s only one correct version of this tune. One of the frustrating things about ITM tunes is that the many different versions that exist. It’s also one of the best things, but my point is that you are free and highly encouraged to post other versions here in the comments sections. This would be far more useful than criticizing the version that was first posted… don’t you think?

Unknown Name

Pauleen Connelly taught this tune to the tenor banjo class during Irish Week at Augusta in the summer of 2010. No one on the staff could id the tune — if you have a name for it, please let me know. Thanks

cannot listen it !! where is the easy link for listen ??

Gan Ainm

Under the Download tab, there’s a midi rendition.

but it only appears if and when the tune is converted to the dots. If you want to listen to this one you can either wait to see if it is converted or paste the ABCs into the converter on Concertina.net and listen to the midi there.

Re: The Flowers of Dungarvan

This jig, "Jimmy Kennedy’s", is a variant of "The Flowers of Dungarvan" in Francis O’Neill’s 1001, No. 348

The Flowers of Dungarvan (Blátha Dún Garbháin)

This is O’Neill’s setting, but devoid of his bowing, which consists of "fore-phrasing" between the 3rd and 4th and the 7th and 8th bars of each part, and two example of "slur and cut", in the second group of three quavers in the 2nd and 14th bars