The Swallow’s Nest jig

By Ed Reavy

Also known as Seamus Egan’s.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Swallow’s Nest has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Swallow's Nest has been added to 61 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Swallow's Nest
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d3 edc|dAG FGE|DFA dAF|E3 GFE|
DFA dAF|EGB efg|f3 gec|edc d3:|
|:a3 fdf|g3 ece|f3 g3|ecA GFE|
DFA dAF|EGB efg|f3 gec|edc d3:|

Five comments

Seamus Egan’s

I found this tune in print among my papers. Doing a search on “Seamus Egan’s” does give some results but not this one. Unfortunately I know nothing of the origin of the tune etc. I think it’s a nice little tune. Enjoy 🙂

Ed Reavy Tune

It’s a bit like Tobbin’s Favourite, but I know this tune as “The Swallow’s Nest.” Sligo whistle player Carmel Gunning recorded in on her first album. A bit of research shows it was another fine tune penned by Ed Reavy. Thanks for posting it!

Well, I mean it “is” another fine tune….

The Swallow’s Nest

For another transcription of the tune, have a look at “The Fiddler’s Companion” compiled by Andrew Kuntz. I personally find Byswater’s transcripion more playable though.

Now I see why it’s associated with Seamus Egan. It’s on his first recording “Traditional Music of Ireland.” The very last tune of track 8!