The Chapel Bell jig

Also known as Fran McCollum’s, Frank McCallum’s, Frank McCollum’s, MacCallum’s, McCallum’s, Tommy McCarthy’s, Wild Oats.

There are 32 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Redican’s (a few times), The Showman’s Fancy (a few times) and Wallop The Potlid (a few times).

The Chapel Bell has been added to 12 tune sets.

The Chapel Bell has been added to 123 tunebooks.

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Eighteen settings

X: 1
T: The Chapel Bell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BEE EFA|Bee d2f|edB BAF|d2B AFE|
BEE EFA|Bee d2f|edB BAF|AFE EFA:|
|:Bee efe|def f2e|edB BAF|d2f edB|Bee efe|
[1def f2e|edB BAF|AFE EFA:|
[2def b2a|fed BAF|AFE EFA||
X: 2
T: The Chapel Bell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
B2E EFA|Bde ~d3|edB BAF|d2e dBA|
B2E EFA|Bde ~d3|edB BAF|AFE EFA:|
|:Bee efe|def f2e|dBB BAB|d2e dBA|
Bee efe|def f2e|dBB BAF|AFE EFA:|
X: 3
T: The Chapel Bell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: FA | B2E EFA | B2 e dBd | edB BAB | dfe dBA |
B2E EFA | B2 e dBd | edB BAF | AFE E :|
|: FA | B2e efe | def ~f2e | dBB BAB | dg/f/e dBA |
B2e efe | def ~f2e | dBB BAF | AFE E :|
X: 4
T: The Chapel Bell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
D3|:DED DEG|ADd c2e|dcA AGE|ccA GEC|
DED DEG|ADd c2e|dcA AGE|GED DEG:|
Add dcA|cde eed|cAA AGE|ccd cAG|
Add dcA|cde eed|cAA AGE GED DEG:|
X: 5
T: The Chapel Bell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
d2 c |:BEE EFA | BAB d2 f | edB BAF | d2 e dBA |
BEE EFA | Bee def | edB BAF |[1 AFE Edc :|[2 AFD EFA ||
Bee efe | def f2 e | dBB BAF | d2 e dBA |
BeB efe | def f2 e | dBB BAF | AFE EFA |
B2 e efe | def f2 e | dBB BAF | d2 e dBA |
Bee efe | def afe | dBB BAF | AFE Edc |]
X: 6
T: The Chapel Bell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: d/c/ |BEE EFA | B^AB d2 f | edB BAF | d2 e dB^A |
B2 E EF/G/A | B^AB def | edB BAF | AFD E2 :|
|: F/A/ |B2 e efe | def f2 e | d2 B BAF | d2 e dB^A |
Be/e/e efe | dd/e/f f2 e | dBB BAF | AFD E2 :|
X: 7
T: The Chapel Bell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
G |:A2 D DEG | AdB c2 e | dcA AGE | c2 e dcA |
ADD DE/F/G | AdB c2 e | dcA AGE |[1 GED DE/F/G :|[2 GED D3 ||
|: A2 d ded | cde e2 d | c2 A AGE | c2 e dcA |
[1 Add ded | cde e2 d | cAA AGE | GED D2 G :|
[2 Ad^c ded | cde a2 g | edc AGE | GED D2 |]
X: 8
T: The Chapel Bell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|: G |A2 D DEG | AGE c2 e | dcA AGE | c2 d cAG |
A2 D DEG | AGE cGe | dcA AGE | GED D2 :|
G |A2 d ded | cde g2 e | dcA AGE | c2 e dcA |
A2 d ded | cde g2 e | dcA AGE | GED D2 G |
A2 d ded | cde ged | dcA AGE | cGe dcA |
Add d^cd | cde a3 | edc AGE | D3 D2 |]
X: 9
T: The Chapel Bell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
FA|:BEE EFA|Bde d3|eBB BAF|d2e dBA|
B2E EFA|Bde d3|eBB BAF|1 AFE EFA :|2 AFE E2A ||
|:Bee efe|d2f f2e|dBB BAB|d2e dBA|
B2e efe| def f2e| dBB BAF|1 AFE E2A :|2 AFE EFA ||
X: 10
T: The Chapel Bell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
A|:~B3 EFA|Bde d3|~e3 BAF|FAd AFD|
~B3 ~E3|Bde d3|edB AFA|BED E2A:|
|: B3 ~e3|def f3|edB BAB|d3 dBA|
~B3 ~e3|~f3 a3| edB AFA|BED E2A:|
X: 11
T: The Chapel Bell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
A|:B2E EF/G/A|Bec d2 f|edB BAF|d2e dBA|
B2E EF/G/A|Bec d2 f|edB BAF| AFE E2A :|
|:B2e efe|def f2e|dBB BAF|d2f edB|B2e efe|
|1 def f2e|dBB BAF|AFE E2A:|2 def b3|fed BAF|AFE E2A ||
X: 12
T: The Chapel Bell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
dc|:B2E EFA|Bde d3|eBB BAF|d2e dBA|
B2E EFA|Bde d3|eBB BAF| AFE E2A :|
|:B2e efe|def f2e|dBB BAB|d2e dBA|B2e efe|
def f2e|1 dBB BAF| AFE E2A :|2 d2B BAF| AFE E2A ||
X: 13
T: The Chapel Bell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:ADD DEG|Add c2e|dcA AGE| c2d dcG|
ADD DEG|Add c2e|dcA AGE| GED D3:|
|:Add dcd|cde e2e|dcA AGE| c2d dcG|
[1 Add dcd|cde e2e|dcA AGE|GED D3:|
[2 Add dcd|cde a2g|edc AGE|GED D3||
X: 14
T: The Chapel Bell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: BcB EGA | B2e dcd | ~e3 BAF | A2e dBA |
~B3 EGA | B2e dcd | ~e3 B2f |1 gfd eGA :|2 gfd e3 ||
|: ~B3 e2e | de f4- | f2d cBA| Bcd dBA |
~B3 e2e | def f2e | fed B2f |1 gfd e3 :|2 gfd eGA ||
X: 15
T: The Chapel Bell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: B2E EFA | B/c/de d2f | edB BAF | d3 cdc |
B2E EFA | B/c/de d2f | edB BAF |1 AFE EF/G/A :|2 AFE EF/G/A ||
|: B2e efe | def f2e | dBB BAF | d3 cdc |
B2e efe | def f2e | dBB BAF |1 AFE EF/G/A :|2 AFE EF/G/A ||
X: 16
T: The Chapel Bell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: B2E EFA | Bde d2e | dBB BAB | d2e dBA |
B2E EFA | Bde d2e | dBB BAF | AFE EFA :|
|: B2e efe | dff f2e | dBB BAB | d2e dBA | B2e efe |
[1 dff f2e | dBB BAF | AFE EFA :|[2 def b2a | fed BAF | AFE EFA ||
X: 17
T: The Chapel Bell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: B2E EFA | ~B2e def | edB BAF | Ade dBA |
B2E EFA | ~B2e def | edB BAF | AFE EFA :|
|: B2e edB | def ~f2e | d2B BAF | Ade dBA |
B2e edB | def ~f2e | d2B BAF | AFE EFA :|
X: 18
T: The Chapel Bell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
DFA|: ~B3 EFA | ~B2e dBd | edB BAB | dfe dBA |
~B3 EFA | ~B2e dBd | edB BAF |1 AFE ~E3 :|2 AFE EFA ||
|: Bee efe | def ~f2e | dBB BAB | dfe dBA |
Bee efe | def ~f2e | dBB BAF |1 AFE EFA :|2 AFE ~E3 ||

Nineteen comments

The Chapel Bell (jig)

Source: Sweeter As The Years Roll By by James Keane
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

Another version

T:Chapel Bell, The
M:6/8
L:1/8
C:Frank McCollum
S:Kevin Burke: Up Close
R:jig
D:
Z:gian marco pietrasanta
K:Edor
B2E EFA|Bde ~d3|edB BAF|d2e dBA|
B2E EFA|Bde ~d3|edB BAF|AFE EFA:|
|:Bee efe|def f2e|dBB BAB|d2e dBA|
Bee efe|def f2e|dBB BAF|AFE EFA:|

Chapel Bell

Catherine McEvoy recorded this as McCallum’s .

Chapel Bell

Here’s a really nice version I picked up from Seam Smyth’s playing on youtube…

X: 1
T: Chapel Bell, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Edor
|: FA | B2E EFA | B2 e dBd | edB BAB | dfe dBA |
B2E EFA | B2 e dBd | edB BAF | AFE E :|
|: FA | B2e efe | def ~f2e | dBB BAB | dg/f/e dBA |
B2e efe | def ~f2e | dBB BAF | AFE E :|

Terrible quality clip, sorry…..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1qP8Wqdues

Bhí clog sa chill is níor bhinn clog é..

<< Had fierce Garbh Doire heard the sound of a bell in this western chapel,
he would have soon gone in and broken the clerics bell.
Had Fionn, the warrior, heard the sound of thy little bell,
Cleric, he would assuredly have gone to meet you
and you would not have been able to escape.
Had Conan of the Fiana heard the note of this bell
that comes to me from the west,
though all the clerics of the world had been present
they would all have been dead.
Had dear Caoilte heard it,
a man who did not refuse battle,
he would have gone in, no lie, and broken your little bells.
I am Oisin, Fionn’s good son: I believe in the God above, 0 Tailgeann.
Though tonight I am without the Fian,
without wealth, the bell’s note gives me pain.>>

The Chapel Bell played by Mary MacNamara on Geantrai

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbfNw1rg0Ds starting around 3:40. She calls it "Tommy McCarthy’s", and plays it in D dorian (as does Claire Keville on "The Daisy Field").


Here’s an approximation of Mary’s version:

X:1
T:The Chapel Bell
T:Frank McCallum’s
T:Tommy McCarthy’s
R:Jig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:DDor
D3|:DED DEG|ADd c2e|dcA AGE|ccA GEC|
DED DEG|ADd c2e|dcA AGE|GED DEG:|
Add dcA|cde eed|cAA AGE|ccd cAG|
Add dcA|cde eed|cAA AGE GED DEG:|

didn’t think it was possible to get an A# on a single row D box ‘c’ :-P

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The Chapel Bell

On the Cherish the Ladies album "The Backdoor", this tune is called "Redican’s" (track 3).

The Chapel Bell, X:9

Some variations from Hudson & Cutler’s album Wizard Walk, among others.

This jig resembles The Rollicking Boys of Tandragee (https://thesession.org/tunes/1392), although is newer from what I’ve read.

The Chapel Bell, X:10

A few more variations, and rolls thrown in.

The Alan Kelly Gang play a really nice version of this on their album "Small Towns And Famous Nights", and The Navigators originally got me hooked on this jig with their album "Dance And Sing".

The Chapel Bell, X:13

Here’s how I learned it, in D, with the name MacCallum’s.

The Chapel Bell, X:14

From the playing of The Navigators.

On their record they play the last bunch of notes in each part an octave lower (more like the regular setting), as "BAF | GFD EGA" or "BAF | GFD E3". Live they play it the octave higher, which is an interesting variation from other settings.

They also play a B-note after that long f-note in the B Part, which I’ve changed to a d-note by preference.

The Chapel Bell, X:15

From the playing of The Alan Kelly Band.

The Chapel Bell, X:16

From the playing of Four Men And A Dog.

The Chapel Bell, X:17

From the playing of Cuig.

The Chapel Bell, X:18

From the playing of Dylan Carlos, Cein Sweeney, & John McCartin.