This is No.2.
Several tunes have the title "Eddie Kelly’s," but this is No.2.
1st part similar to saddle to the pony?
I wonder if this is a reworked piece of Donnybrook Fair: https://thesession.org/tunes/26
So part 1 has 16 bars (2 repeats, 8 bars each) and part 2 has 8 bars (2 repeats, 4 bars each)? Strange structure. Makes the tune sound a little unfinished.
The Galway Jig
Mick Moloney calls this "The Galway Jig" on his album with Eugene O’Donnell, "Uncommon Bonds".
The tune that John Doyle plays is "Eddie Kelly’s Reel", not the jig. Cheers
New Zealander Brendyn Montgomery plays this tune on his debut album, ‘Mountain Air’ - whistle and flute.
This adds a nice piece to the B section
Have a look at this transcription - It is the way I keep hearing it played in NY. There is an extra repeat in the B section that makes it flow really nicely:
T: Eddie Kelly’s Jig
K: D Mix
|F/ |: GEF G2A| Bee edc| BAB GAB| AFD AFD|
| GEF G2A| Bee edc| BAB GAB|1 AFD E3:|2 AFD E>ef :|
|:gfe fed| Bee Bee| gfe fed| B^cd e2f|
|1 gfe fed| Bee Bee|BAB GAB |AFD Eef:|
|2 gfg aga| bge edB|BAB GAB | AFD E3:|
Eddie Kellys Tune Name
This I think is actually Gene O Donnells by Ed Reavy. Named after Derry Dancer Fiddler, a friend of Ed Reavy. ITs def same tune with some localised interpr.
I don’t agree at all. I think the 2 tunes are very different.
love this one, i like playing it with slide to the B’s in the second part
I’m not sure if I’ve submitted the 1st and 2nd endings right on the ABC. This is a great tune learned from a tutor book who got it from Devilish Mary. I haven’t put any ornementation in; you can do that yourself.
Already posted. See https://thesession.org/tunes/725
Well, I suppose it is. Any advice on how to tell if it’s already posted if the name is completely different?
Buailteoir, this is a problem that’s not going to go away anytime soon, especially with the number of tunes already posted now being within shouting distance of 10,000. As it happened, I recognised the tune immediately as a common tune that was sure to be here (if I hadn’t then someone else would have), but I knew that in this particular case there are two spellings - Drumshambo and Drumshanbo (I believe the second spelling is that of the village) - so I checked out both in the search engine to identify the correct one.
Incidentally, if you key "Drumshambo" into the search engine it won’t pick up "Drumshanbo", and vice versa; but the tip is, if you are uncertain, just to key in part of the name -"Drumsh" - it will then return all the tunes in both spellings.
This is not all there is to tune searching. If you don’t know the name of a tune then you’ll have to feed part of its ABC into the search engine, and you’ll be hoping that you’ve got the right key or mode and that ornaments on either side of the search aren’t going to screw things up - the ABC search here is literal (apart from letter cases where it doesn’t care).
However, all is not lost. One of our resident geniuses -"Reverend" - has come up with a "fuzzy logic" search engine
at http://abctunesearch.com which automatically takes care of the key signature and other things. I haven’t used it yet myself, but it is well spoken of here.
Great. Thanks. I’ll try that if I ever submit a tune again, although I’d have to find one that wouldn’t be on this site, which with 10,000 tunes, might be hard, but then again, there sure are a lot of tunes. :-)
Mandy Murray does 2 called Eddie Kelly’s jig in Em on Anglo International. Nice tunes
There is a long history to the spelling of Drumshanbo (in Co Letirim - home of the Joe Mooney Summer School) . The ordnance survey of Ireland in mid 1800’s are responsible for the Drumshambo spelling which resulted in all official sign posts including the one time Railway station in the town to be spelled this way. It wasn’t until the 1960’s when the Drumshanbo spelling was promoted by the same Joe Mooney who was a Leitrim County Local Authority elected member, and member of the Irish Tourist Board as well as being local correspondent for many provincial and national newspapers to reflect the origin of the name in Irish which originates as Druim Sean Bhoth although many incorrectly believe it to be Druim Sean Bo.
Gaelic name of the town
According to http://www.logainm.ie/en/1411879, the official gaelic name is Droim Seanbhó.
The O’Donovan Leitrim placenames book (http://www.leitrimcoco.ie/eng/Services_A-Z/Library/Placenames-of-Leitrim/) gives the following signification :
DROIM SEAN BHÓ, back of the old Cow, so understood
DROIM SEAN BOITH, ridge of the old shed, tent or tabernsole.
Eddie Kelly’s, X:5
As heard at sessions in Austin, TX.
Re: Eddie Kelly’s
I find it interesting that there are 6 versions of the Eddie Kelly Jig shown here, yet this tune is not actually on the album.
Oisín says about this tune on his comprehensive and well-researched notes:
"… the middle reel is a composition of fiddle-player Eddie Kelly, originally from East Galway, but who spent much of his life in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon."
This reel is a version, in the key of C, of this one:
Re: Eddie Kelly’s
The album I refer to is Oisin MacDiarmada’s CD, The Green Branch, which is mostly notated here at: https://thesession.org/recordings/5123