The Old Favourite jig

Also known as The Clare, Club Ceilí, Club Céili, Club Cèilidh, Jiggy Slide, Keane’s Delight, The Kilfenora Sexy, The Kilfenora, Miko Doyle’s, The Old Favorite, The West Clare.

There are 61 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Jimmy Ward’s (lots of times), Munster Buttermilk (lots of times), The Connaughtman’s Rambles (a few times), North Clare (a few times) and I Will If I Can (a few times).

The Old Favourite has been added to 92 tune sets.

The Old Favourite has been added to 764 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Old Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B3 BAB|dBA G2B|ded d2 B|ded B2A|
B3 BAB|dBA G2B|ded cBA|G3 GAA:|
g2e f2d| ege d2B |ded d2 B|ded B2d|g2e f2d|
ege d2B|1dge dBA |G3 GBd:|2dge dge| dge dBA||
X: 2
T: The Old Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
"G"B3 BAB| dBA G2B| ded d2B| ded "D"B2A|
"G"B3 BAB| dBA G2B| ded "D"cBA| "G"G3 G3 :|
|:"G"g3 "D"f3| "C"efe "G"d2B| ded d2B| ded Bdf| "G"g3 "D"f3|
"C"efe "G"d2B|1 "D"dge dBA| "G"G3 G3 :|2 "G"dge dge| dge "D"dBA |]

Eleven comments

This is a gentle jig with a rolling rhythm.

This tune sounds nice when it isn’t played too fast. Playing a faster tune after it can sound good. You could even put it before a reel.

Try sliding up to the opening B note. You could also try rolling it. The G at the start of the second part also sounds nice as a slide or a roll.

The old favourite

I usyually play this tune as a 12/8 slide, not as a Jig.

I prefer this played fast as a slide.

The old favourite?

there’s speed in that auld horse yet, wanna bet?

On tonights Ceili House Kieran announced this tune as "jiggy Slide". Funny!

would this Jig be considered a single Jig?

On Flatfish

The tune Flook play on Flatfish is called West Clare on their album, and the link on the ‘Recording’ section leads here, but it’s actually this tune:

Old Favorite

One tune popular at Maine Fiddle Camp