Delaney’s jig

Also known as The Garden Of Butterflies, The Little Black Pig, Port Tíneatha, The Tynagh.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Delaney’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Delaney's has been added to 58 tunebooks.

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Eleven settings

X: 1
T: Delaney's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emix
BcB EFE | BAF Bcd | AFF dFF | AFF EFA |
BcB EFE | BAF Bcd | AFF dFF | EFE E3 :|
Bed Bcd | fed edB | AFF dFF | AFF EFA |
Bed Bcd | fed edB | AFF dFF | EFE E3 :|
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: Delaney's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
ABA D3| ABA dcA|GEE cEE|GEE DEG|ABA D3|
ABA dcA|GEE cEE|1EDC D(3EFG:|2EDC DFA||
ddc A=Bc|~d3 dcA|GEE cEE|GEE DFA|
ddc A=Bc|~d3 dcA|GEE cEE|1EDC DFA:|2EDC D3||
X: 3
T: Delaney's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
ABA ~D3|AFA dcA|GEE cEE|G2E DEG|
A2A DED|AFA dcA|GEE cEE|1 DED D2G:|
|:Adc AB/c/d|ecA dcA|GEE cEE|G2E DEG|
Adc AB/c/d|ecA dcA|GEE cEE|1 DED D2G||
X: 4
T: Delaney's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
ABA ~D3|AFA dcA|GEE cEE|G2E DEG|
A2A DED|AFA dcA|GEE cEE|DED D2G:|
|:Adc AB/c/d|ecA dcA|GEE cEE|G2E DEG|
Adc AB/c/d|ecA dcA|GEE cEE|DED D2G:|
X: 5
T: Delaney's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: ABA DFA|ded dcA| GEE cEE|1GAB c3:|2DED D3:|
|:ded dcA|ded dcA|GEE cEE|1GAB c3:|2DED D3:|
X: 6
T: Delaney's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
A2A DFA|ded d^cA|GEE cEE|1GEG c3:|2DEd d3||
ded edA|~d3 d^cA|GEE cEE|1GEG c3:|2DED d2B||
X: 7
T: Delaney's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B | A2 A DFA | ded dcA | GEE cEE | GEG c3 |
A2 A DFA | d/^c/dd d=cA | GEE cEE | DFd d2 e |
fdd Add | fdd b3 | faa e/f/ed | ^cAG A3 |
f/a/ff ege | d/^c/dd =cAG | A2 A cGE | DED D2 :|
X: 8
T: Delaney's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emix
BcB E3| BcB edB|AFF dFF|AFF EFA|BcB E3|
BcB edB|AFF dFF|1FED E(3FGA:|2FED EGB||
eed B=cd|~e3 edB|AFF dFF|AFF EGB|
eed B=cd|~e3 edB|AFF dFF|1FED EGB:|2FED E3||
# Added by cheip .
X: 9
T: Delaney's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
GFE FGF|EDB, DEF|GFE FBA|FEE E2F|
GFE F/G/AF|EDB, DEF|GAB ABA|1 FEE E2F:|2 FEE E2c||
|:dcB edB|AFD DFA|dcB edc|Bcd e2c|
[1 dcB edB|AFD DEF|GFE FBA|FEE E2c:|
[2 def edB|AFD DEF|GFE FBA|FEE E2F||
# Added by cheip .
X: 10
T: Delaney's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
BAG ABA|GFD FGA|BAG Adc|AGG G2A|
BAG A/B/cA|GFD FGA|Bcd cdc|1 AGG G2A:|2 AGG G2e||
|:fed gfd|cAF FAc|fed gfe|def g2e|
[1 fed gfd|cAF FGA|BAG Adc|AGG G2e:|
[2 fga gfd|cAF FGA|BAG Adc|AGG G2A||
# Added by cheip .
X: 11
T: Delaney's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emix
ABA D3| AGA dcA|GEE cEE|GEE DEG|
ABA D3|AGA dcA|GEE cEE|1EDC DEG:|2EDC DEG||
Adc ABc|ded dcA|GEE cEE|GEE DEG|
Adc ABc|~d3 dcA|GEE cEE|1EDC DEG:|2EDC D3||

Eighteen comments

Delaney’s

This comes from the brothers Mike & Paddy Rafferty [ flute & lilting respectively ] from the "Leg Of The Duck" cassette tape recording which I’ve just posted. Lovely in its’ simplicity.
This is in Breathnach’s Vol.1 as"Port Tineatha", but in Dmix, instead of Emix - the lad have transposed it up a whole tone.

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Reminds me of the Walls of Liscarrol, which is played in both Edor and Dmix.

Martin Hayes plays this in Dmin and calls it The Garden of Butterflies on "The Lonesome Touch". Roughly as follows.

X: 1
T: The Garden of Butterflies
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmin
ABA D3| ABA dcA|GEE cEE|GEE DEG|ABA D3|
ABA dcA|GEE cEE|1EDC D(3EFG:|2EDC DFA||
ddc A=Bc|~d3 dcA|GEE cEE|GEE DFA|
ddc A=Bc|~d3 dcA|GEE cEE|1EDC DFA:|2EDC D3||

Sorry, that should have been Dmix with an f major in the fourth and eighth bars of the second part. I must have been spending too much time in the garden with the butterflies.

I learnt this one in Dmix. It’s very similar to the Hag’s Purse https://thesession.org/tunes/926.

X: 1
T: Delaney’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmix
ABA ~D3|AFA dcA|GEE cEE|G2E DEG|
A2A DED|AFA dcA|GEE cEE|1 DED D2G:|
|:Adc AB/c/d|ecA dcA|GEE cEE|G2E DEG|
Adc AB/c/d|ecA dcA|GEE cEE|1 DED D2G||

Sorry, I used Ger the Rigger’s transcription as a template to save me time, and didn’t finish altering it. Here’s the corrected version:

X: 1
T: Delaney’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmix
ABA ~D3|AFA dcA|GEE cEE|G2E DEG|
A2A DED|AFA dcA|GEE cEE|DED D2G:|
|:Adc AB/c/d|ecA dcA|GEE cEE|G2E DEG|
Adc AB/c/d|ecA dcA|GEE cEE|DED D2G:|

Delaney’s (aka. Port Tíneatha)

See another transcription of the tune in Dmix: https://thesession.org/tunes/2899

It seems true that this is an old version of Walls of Liscarroll.

Little Black Pig

I heard this song on a youtube video, played by Micho Russell. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9eC_MYp-5I ) The first song he plays is The Southwest Wind or Connie the Soldier on thesession.org. Russell’s playing helped to inspire to me starting learning the tin whistle, after playing Irish mandolin for 4 years. I was surprised that it was not on here, so I figured I would add it.

Nice tune. Thanks, Patrick.

It’s adorable. I can totally see the little black pig trotting through the forest to this tune 🙂

Setting #2

is just the version as played by Micho in that clip linked by the OP. Cute tune indeed.

Did you notice how the first time through The Little Black Pig Micho plays the B part of The Southwest Wind? Now whenever I play the wrong B part to a tune I have the perfect excuse-Micho did it.

Haha, yes! I only really realised when I attempted to transcribe his version though… so when done properly, you might get away with it anyway. 🙂

The Little Black Pea

Scored from a recording on RTE of Micho Russell playing the tune. I have not been able to locate the tune anywhere, either in recorded or scored form. Micho played it in an AB structure, but I find it sounds just as good in the traditional AABB format.

Re: The Little Black Pea

More likely "The Little Black Pig". See "The Limestone Rock" recording.

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From Sharon Shannon

Session tape of Sharon Shannon, Doolin 1987, from Bernie Stocks, in D modal
ABA DFA | ded dcA | GEE cEE |1 GAB c3 :|2 DED D3 :|
ded ecA | ded dcA | GEE cEE |1 GAB c3 :|2 DED D3 :|