Old John’s jig

Also known as People’s, Port Shean Sheáin, Port Shean TSeáin, The Sister, Tom Billy’s.

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

Old John’s has been added to 10 tune sets.

Old John's has been added to 202 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Old John's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:cAA cAA|GEE GAB|cAA cAA|Add ded|
cAA cAA|GEE GAB|cde ged|cAA A3:|
efg eaa|ged cAA|efg eaa|bag a3|
efg eaa|ged cAA|cde ged|cAA A3:|
X: 2
T: Old John's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: B |cAA cAA | GEE GAB | cAA A2 G | Add ded |
cAA cAA | GEE GAB | cde ged | cAA A2- :|
|: A |efg eaa | ged cAA | e2 d eaa | bag a2 g |
efg eaa | ged cAA | cde ged | cAA A2- :|
X: 3
T: Old John's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: cBA cBA | G2G GAB | cAG A2G | Add ded |
cBA cBA | G2G GAB | cde ged |1 cAG A2 B :|2 cAG A3 ||
|: efg eaa | ged cAA | efg eaa | bag a2e |
efg eaa | ged cAA | cde ged | cAG A3 :|

Seven comments

This tune is both very cool and very straightforward. This combination makes it a great tune for beginners to cut their teeth on.

I’ve shown a very basic version of the tune here and the possibilties for variation are endless. That opening phrase can be played in many different ways. The notes could be rolled are turned into CBA or very simply just CA.

For an interesting and subtle change try putting this tune together with "The geese in the bog".

The Old John in question was John Potts, a piper and flute player from Wexford, father of Tommy Potts and grandfather of Sean Potts, the whistle player from the Chieftains. Potts’s student Breandan Breathnach named this tune after him for Ceol Rince na Eireann Vol. 1.

“The Bank of Ireland” ~ a rescued duplication

Submitted on February 3rd 2010 by Grtnwnhvn.
~ /tunes/10234

X: 2
T: Bank Of Ireland
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amin
|: B |\
cAA cAA | GEE GAB | cAA A2 G | Add ded |
cAA cAA | GEE GAB | cde ged | cAA A2- :|
|: A |\
e^fg eaa | ged cAA | e2 d eaa | bag a2 g |
e^fg eaa | ged cAA | cde ged | cAA A2- :|

The Bank of Ireland Jig - Often played before The Glanmire Miller Jig. Both in Am.

# Posted on February 3rd 2010 by Grtnwnhvn

"The Glanmire Miller Jig" / "The Miller of Glanmire" / "The Lilting Banshee"
https://thesession.org/tunes/60

Old John’s, X:3

This is a variation that is played around the sessions in Winnipeg, Canada.