Father Kelly’s jig

Also known as Easter Day, The Easter Day.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Father Kelly's has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Father Kelly's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:f3 dfd|AdA F2D|G3 EGF|Eed cBA|
faf dfd|AdA F2D|G3 Ecd|1ecA d2g:|2ecA dcB||
|:ABA FED| FAD FED|CEC A,CE|CEA cBA|
F2A AFD|GFE EFD|CEC A,CE|1GEC DcB:|2GEC D2E||
|:F2A d3|ede fdB|gfe d3|Bcd edB|
AFA d3|edB gfe|dcB Ace|1cAc dAG:|2cAc D2 g||
X: 2
T: Father Kelly's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f3dfd | AdA F2F | GFG Ecd | edc d2A |
f3 dfd | AdA F2F | GFG Ecd |1ecA d3 :|2 ecA dcB ||
|:ABA FED | F/G/AF FED | A,CE A,CE | A,CE cBA |
FEF AFD | GFE D/E/FD | CEC A,CE | GEC D3:|
|:F2A d2d | ede fdB | ged d2d | Bcd ecA |
AFA d2 d | ede fdB | gec Ace | gec d3:|

Ten comments

Anyone have a name?

Here´s a jig from a session with Tony Linnane and Dermot Byrne. They play it after "The Cat´s Meow". Any names going?

Thanks Spoon

I followed the link you sent. Clicking on "Father Kelly´s" told me that the tune no longer existed in the collection.
Father Kelly´s it is then I suppose? I´m wondering now whether if I call it that name, it will cease to exist? I will try……

No longer exists

Hmmmm….I didn´t read the small print!…. Father Kelly´s SUBMITTED BY "no longer exists"!! This leads me to another question, concerning my furthered existence…..
But, while still here, I see that the "Father Kelly´s" on the link you sent, Spoon, leads to a reel….

Tim - I was momentarily flummoxed by ‘no longer exists’ as well.

As for the link to the reel: The various parts of this website are interlinked on the basis of tune title - the software doesn’t make the distinction between different tunes with the same title. So, if a particular album has a Father Kelly’s in its track listing, there is automatically a link set up to a tune of that name in the tune database. Looking at the ‘Details’ tab for this tune, you’ll notice there are listed a staggering 23 recordings in which it is featured. But, in fact, they could contain any tune called ‘Father Kelly’s’.

Father Kelly’s (jig)

"no longer exists" = "Mark Dejong"

Great info Danny - I’ve been wondering about the name of this tune.

Father Kelly’s, X:2

Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch. Called Father Kelly’s Jig there but, as already said, called the Easter Day Jig by the composer, Fr. Kelly.