The Dooney Rock jig

Also known as Sean Ryan’s.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Dooney Rock has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Dooney Rock has been added to 64 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Dooney Rock
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:B|AGE EDE|GAB cBA|GDB, G,B,D|GAB c2B|
AGE EDE|GAB c^cd|eag edB|cA^G A2:|
|:B|Ace ~a3|bag edB|GBd ~g3|age dBG|
Ace ~a3|bag edB|GBd ~g3|edB A2:|
X: 2
T: The Dooney Rock
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:B|AGE EDE|GAB cBA|~G3 GAB|GAB c2B|
AGE EDE|GAB c2d|ea/a/g edB|cAA A2:|
|:B|Ace ~a3|bag edB|GBd ~g3|age dBG|
Ace ~a3|bag edB|GBd ~g3|edB A2:|
X: 3
T: The Dooney Rock
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:B|AGE EDE|GAB cBA|GDB, G,B,D|GAB c2B|
AGE EDE|GAB c2d|eag edB|BA^G A2:|
K:D
|:B|Ace ~a3|bag edB|GBd ~g3|age dB^G|
Ace ~a3|bag edB|GBd ~g3|edB A2:|

Fourteen comments

The Dooney Rock (jig)

This is another Sean Ryan jig, which the Tap Room Trio and Providence recorded. I don’t know much about this tune except its composer, but a bit of research shows that it is in Breathnach’s Ceol Rince Vol 3.

Often played after "The High Part of the road" which is also a composition of Sean Ryan.

Is it?

So I’ve heard anyway.

The person that told me it was said she taught it was. She thinks she’s wrong though after being quizzed on it last week.

Slight variation

X: 1
T: Dooney Rock, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Ador
|:B|AGE EDE|GAB cBA|~G3 GAB|GAB c2B|
AGE EDE|GAB c2d|ea/a/g edB|cAA A2:|
|:B|Ace ~a3|bag edB|GBd ~g3|age dBG|
Ace ~a3|bag edB|GBd ~g3|edB A2:|

Not sure Sean Ryan wrote…

‘The High Part of the Road’, 52Paddy - I think it would have appeared in one of the two books of his compositions.

Somebody wrote it, that’s for sure. Either that or it was made up. 8)

Dooney Rock as played by Seán Ryan himself

Don’t know about what’s in the SR books but if you listen to Seán play this on the 2CD or the very same recording on Come West Along The Road Vol 4 DVD you can hear him quite clearly playing C#s in the 2nd part, which utterly changes the character of the tune.

That and a G# in the fourth bar of the second part. Cullinan & Crotty played it that way as well, as it is in the book.

Posted .

Dooney Rock, “jazzy” version

X:3
T:The Dooney Rock
R:jig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Ador
|:B|AGE EDE|GAB cBA|GDB, G,B,D|GAB c2B|
AGE EDE|GAB c2d|eag edB|BA^G A2:|
K:D
|:B|Ace ~a3|bag edB|GBd ~g3|age dB^G|
Ace ~a3|bag edB|GBd ~g3|edB A2:|

Modified slainte’s setting to A mixolydian in the 2nd part, added Peter’s G#, changed the first a titch too.

Cheers, Kevin.

I wish I could transcribe Brian Rooney’s beautiful version of this tune recorded just a couple of years ago.