The Town Of Cootehill jig

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Town Of Cootehill appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Town Of Cootehill has been added to 1 tune set.

The Town Of Cootehill has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Town Of Cootehill
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:AG|FAF DFA|GBG E2 d|cec ABc|dcB A2 G|
FAF DFA|G/A/BG E2 d|c/d/ec ABc|dce d:|
|:fg|add bdd|add fed|cec ABc|dfb afg|
add bdd|add fed|cec ABc|dce d:|
X: 2
T: The Town Of Cootehill
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d/c/|BdB GBd|cec A2 G|FAF DEF|GFE D2 c|
B/c/dB G2 d|c/d/ec A2 G|F/G/AF DEF|G3- G2:|
|:B/c/|dGG eGG|dGG BAG|FAF DEF|GBe d2 ^c|
d2 G e2 G|dG/G/G BAG|FAF DEF|G3- G2:|

Fifteen comments

"The Flowers of the Burren"

Sometime ago someone had contacted me for this tune, having found another here using the name that wasn’t the one they sought. I hope this is it. I don’t remember who it was as at the time I was in a steam over a couple of contributions having gotten the axe for various reasons, none having been duplications of anything. Hopefully this will survive. I did an initial search using multiple keys including ABC’s in the ‘Advanced’ and did not find it. It is a sweet tune, one of those ‘trad’ types with a lot of agreement, including the second ending of the B-part which returns to that of the A. It brings me joy and I hope it will for others, including that person who first was asking about it ages back…


I posted it ages ago, ‘c’. It’s the same tune but in a different key. Have a look in the comments section

Go on Jeremy, axe it! You know you want to! It’s that ceolachan again causing trouble!

The setting in the last comment is most like this one with that octave leap, 1st bar.

Well, the immediate reaction would be as you’d expect, guilt… I had looked up the title and played through the contribution but I didn’t look at the other versions in the comments. Yes, your later contributions in the comment make the connection. But, it may still have enough difference to warrant it’s own entry. If it goes bye bye, well, so be it. I should have checked the comments, but ~ just maybe?

I had tried searches with different keys previously, but it didn’t make any connection, but that is because your entry is different enough and not just in being in another key… The ‘comments’ don’t figure in an ABC search…

Thanks for the direction… BOO HOO!!! ( I’ve never thought that was a very good representation of crying ones eyes out… )


Listen to the man whinge! Oh go on, pleeeeease delete it. It’ll be funny to see ‘c’s reaction to my grassing him up πŸ˜€

I mean, it’s pretty obvious that ‘c’ doesn’t value my contributions enough to *DEIGN* to play them through properly and check my comments thoroughly πŸ™‚

"The Town of Cootehill"

Heh, heh, heh… Dow, I think you must be mistaken. This isn’t anything like the link you made above. πŸ˜›

But will it work? It still sounds might familiar and I couldn’t find it anywhere on site, trying three different keys and several measure in each. What’s killing me is that I’m sure I even played this one in Cape Breton under some other name… Now I am fretting aren’t I…

Quick Dow, see if you can find the duplicate for this one…

"The Flowers of the Burren" & "The Town of Cootehill"

Dow’s link to "The Flowers" above and this tune go nicely together in a set…

By the way, nice comments under "The Flowers of the Burren"… But I prefer my take on the tune… πŸ˜›

"The Town of Cootehill" & "Peggy’s Jig"

Peggy’s Jig
Submitted on May 29th 2004 by slainte.

Damn, I knew I’d been here before ~ the A-parts of these two tunes. It has been driving me nuts and I’ve been playing over every Cape Breton tune I could remember, and some I thought I’d forgotten, and there’s also 3-parter that bears some similarities, but the one that stood out was Mike MacDougall’s jig for his wife Peggy. Here’s the A-parts for comparison:

"Peggy’s Jig" ~ K: G Major
|: dc |
BdB GBd | cec E2 G | FAF DFA | GBG D2 c |
BdB GBd | cec E2 G | FED AFD | G3 G :|
~ transposed down to D Major:
|: AG |
FAF DFA | GBG B,2 D | CEC A,CE | DFD A,2 G |
FAF DFA | GBG B,2 D | CB,A, ECA, | D3 D :|

"The Town Of Cootehill" ~ K: D Major
|: AG |
FAF DFA | GBG E2 d | cec ABc | dcB A2 G |
FAF DFA | G/A/BG E2 d | c/d/ec ABc | dce d :|

Ain’t life strange… πŸ˜‰

LOL a twist to the tale. I never guessed you’d quickly edit the tune and the name. You win this time πŸ™‚

Sorry, the my last comment was hard to understand. What I meant was, that musicians I know play the tune in C.

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