Father John’s Jubilee jig

By John Brady

Also known as Fr. John’s Jubilee.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Father John’s Jubilee has been added to 1 tune set.

Father John's Jubilee has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Father John's Jubilee
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d|edB dBA|GBA GED|GBd gdB|edB ABd|
e/f/ge dBA|~G3 GBd|f2a gfd|cAd G2:|
|:D|GBd ~g3|age dBA|~B3 GBd|edB AGA|
B/c/dB ~A3|GBd e2d|fga gfd|cAd G2:|

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The Story

I’ve just come an interesting interview with John Brady on RTE: http://dynamic.rte.ie/quickaxs/209-rte-latesession-2007-07-22.smil (starts around 40:50)
From The Late Session Programme Listings 2007: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/thelatesession/1121129.html

From around 52:10 he talks about the origin of this jig: Fr. John Brady was the first cousin of John Brady the flautist and went to Nigeria as a young priest. The jig was composed to celebrate the father’s golden jubilee. Don’t miss the family’s lovely playing of the jig set which follows.

Sorry, I meant to type “come across….”


The second bar in the second part is usually (?)
(afd cAG).


Father John’s Jubilee (jig)

Mike Rafferty called this “My Wife’s Fancy” until he found the proper name for it.