Kilkenny jig

Also known as The Kilkenny.

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

Kilkenny has been added to 7 tune sets.

Kilkenny has been added to 57 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Kilkenny
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
cBA dcB|AEF GAB|cBA dcB|ABA A2B|
cBA dcB|AEF GAB|c2e dBG|1~A3 A2B:|2~A3 Aef||
~g3 agf|g2e edB|a2e a2e|a2e edB|
~g3 agf|g2e edB|c2e dBG|1~A3 Aef:|2~A3 A3||
X: 2
T: Kilkenny
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
Kilkenny: | cBA dcB | AEF GAB | cBA dcB |ABA A2B |
YTE: | czA BdB | AGE GAB | czA Bed | BAG A2B |
Kilkenny: | g3 agf | g2e edB | a2e a2e | a2e edB |
YTE: | gge age | dBA GBd | gze age | deg a3 |
X: 3
T: Kilkenny
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:cBA dcB|AEF GAB|cBA dcB|AEF G2A|
cBA dcB|AEF GAB|c2e dBG|1A3 A2B:|2A3 Aef||
|:g3 agf|g2e edB|a2e a2e|a2e edB|
g3 agf|g2e edB|c2e dBG|1A3 Aef:|2A3 A3||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: Kilkenny
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
B|: c2A dcB | AEF GAB | c2A dcB | ABA A2B |
c2A dcB | AEF GAB | cde ded |1 BAG A2B :|2 BAG A3 ||
|: g3 agf | g2e ede | a2e a2e | a2e ede |
g3 agf | g2e edB | cde dBG |1 ABA A3 :|2 ABA A2B ||

Nine comments

Kilkenny (jig)

tune requested by Bile
Source: Danu - the road less traveled
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

The Kilkenny (jig)

Mike Rafferty called this tune "Young Tom Ennis" after a music shop proprietor and piper in New York in the early 1920s. It’s also called "Young Tom Ennis" in O’Neill’s ‘Dance Music of Ireland’, so if it’s the same bloke, he wasn’t so young by the early 1920s.

Young Tom Ennis is a different tune Nigel, although especially the first part moves along similar lines.

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Kilkenny Jig

I’d love to know why you think they’re different tunes, Prof. If I were to compare the tune Mike Rafferty calls "Young Tom Ennis" to the "Kilkenny Jig" I’d do something like:

A part:
Kilkenny: | cBA dcB | AEF GAB | cBA dcB |ABA A2B |
YTE: | czA BdB | AGE GAB | czA Bed | BAG A2B |

B part:
Kilkenny: | g3 agf | g2e edB | a2e a2e | a2e edB |
YTE: | gge age | dBA GBd | gze age | deg a3 |

Granted, there some significant differences, but to me there seems too many concordances - or am I missing something?

I don’t know the tune Mike Raffety had down as Young Tom but the Kilkenny is, while obviously related, too different from the tune usually identified as Young Tom Ennis, especially the B part, to fly under that name. I think identifying it as such will only confuse matters.

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Kilkenny Jig

Having a look at the O’Neill version, I think you’re right, Prof. It has a couple of G sharps which are really at odds with The Kilkenny. I need to start looking at lot more closely at the whole of the tune.

The Kilkenny Jig, X:4

From the playing of Eric Wilson.