Eddie Kelly’s jig

Also known as Drumshanbo Tramp, The Drumshanbo, Eddie Kelly’s No. 2, Gene O’Donnell’s.

There are 67 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Dancing Eyes (a few times), Sonny Brogan’s (a few times), April’s Fool (a few times), Calliope House (a few times) and The Cliffs Of Moher (a few times).

Eddie Kelly’s has been added to 15 tune sets.

Eddie Kelly's has been added to 312 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Eddie Kelly's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
GEF G2A|Bee edc|~B3 GBG|
AFD AFD|GEF G2A|Bee edc|
~B3 GBG|1 AFD E2F:|2 AFD E3||
|:gfe fed|Bee Bee|gfe fed|1 B^cd e2f:|2 B^cd ed=c||
# Added by seara .
X: 2
T: Eddie Kelly's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|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:|
X: 3
T: Eddie Kelly's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
BEF G2A|Bee dBA|BEF G2B|AFD AFD|
BEF G2A|Bee dBA|BEF G2B|AFD E3:|
gfe fed|Bee Bee|gfe fed|Bed e2f|
[1 gfe fed|e3 dBA|BEF G2B| AFD E3:|
[2 g3 a3|bge dBA|BEF G2B|AFD E3||
X: 4
T: Eddie Kelly's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: BEF G2A| B2(e e)dc| B3 GAB| AFD AFD|
BEF G2A| B2(e e)dc| B3 GAB|1 AFD E3:|2 AFD E2f ||
|:gfe fed| Bee Bee| gfe fed| B^cd e2f|
gfe fed| Bee Bee|gfe fed |B^cd e2f:|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: Eddie Kelly's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|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:|
X: 6
T: Eddie Kelly's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: BEF G2A| Bee dBA| BEF G2B| AFD AFD|
BEF G2A| Bee dBA| BEF GAB|1 AFD E3:|2 AFD E2f ||
|:gfe fed| Bee Bee| gfe fed| B^cd e2f|
|1 gfe fed| Bee Bee|BEF GAB| AFD E2f:|
|2 g3 a3| bge dBA|BEF GAB| AFD E3:|

Twenty-one comments

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?

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

Eddie Kelly’s

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:

X: 2
T: Eddie Kelly’s Jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
Q:350
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

Drumshambo Jig

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.

Drumshambo Jig

Well, I suppose it is. Any advice on how to tell if it’s already posted if the name is completely different?

Drumshambo Jig

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.

Drumsham(n)bo

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

Drumsham(n)bo

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.

Eddie Kelly’s, X:5

As heard at sessions in Austin, TX.