Andy McGann’s jig

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Andy McGann's has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Andy McGann's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A,|D2 F EDB, | DFA dcd | edB AFE | FEF EDB, |
D2 F EDB, |DFA dcd |edB AFE | EDC D2 :|
A | d2 f ede | fdB AFA | BdB AFD | FEE EFA |
d2 f ede | fdB AFA | B/c/dB AFE | EDC D2 A ||
d2 f ede | fdB AFA | B/c/dB AFE | CDE A,3 |
ABc d2 f | edB AFE | FEF DEF | EDC D2z |
X: 2
T: Andy McGann's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A, | DEF EDB, | DFA dcd | edB AFD | F/G/AF ECA, |
DEF EDB, | DFA dcd | edB AFD | EDC D2 :|
X: 3
T: Andy McGann's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A, | DEF EDB, | DFA dcd | edB AFD | F/G/AF ECA, |
DEF EDB, | DFA dcd | edB AFD | EDC D2 :|
A | dcd ede | fdB AFA | B/c/dB AFD | FEE EFA |
dcd ede | fdB AFA | B/c/dB AFE | FDD D2A |
d2f ede | fdB AFA | dcB AFD | CEC A,CE |
ABc d2f | edB AFD | FEF DEF | EDC D2 ||
X: 4
T: Andy McGann's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GFG BAB | GBd g2 g | age dBG | BdB AGD |
GFG BAB | GBd g2 g | age dBd | cAF G2 z :|
|: gfg aga | bge dBd | g2 e dBG | FGA d2 z |
def gbg | age dBA | BAB GAB | AGF G2 z :|

Four comments

Andy McGann’s Jig

Composer: Andy McGann.

This is a jig composed by McGann, not the reel (composed by Lad O’Beirne, I think). I learned the posted version of the jig as a gan ainm, and after a web search found it on Bill Black’s excellent site:

http://www.qmcorp.net/webabc/

Bill tells me he got it directly from Andy McGann himself, and that Andy composed it on the black keys of a piano a la Irving Berlin! I wondered if maybe I should post Bills’s version, which would be closer to the original, except that’s not how my friend’s and I play it. If these tunes are living, growing things, my ABCs are just a snapshot, anyway. I sincerely hope that’s not too blithe an attitude; say so if you disagree.

On “A Tribute to Michael Coleman”, McGann, Burke and Dolan play it as the first tune on track 13 (followed by “The Old Grey Goose”)

Here is the version from Bill Black’s site:

X: 012031
T: Andy McGann’s Jig
C: Andy McGann
L: 1/8
M: 6/8
R: jig
Q: 1/4=165
K: D
A, | DEF EDB, | DFA dcd | edB AFD | F/G/AF ECA, |
DEF EDB, | DFA dcd | edB AFD | EDC D2 :|

Erm, my bad:

Apologies for the sloppy cut-and-paste. Post in haste, repent at leisure. HERE is the version from Bill Black’s site:

X: 012031
T: Andy McGann’s Jig
C: Andy McGann
L: 1/8
M: 6/8
R: jig
Q: 1/4=165
K: D
A, | DEF EDB, | DFA dcd | edB AFD | F/G/AF ECA, |
DEF EDB, | DFA dcd | edB AFD | EDC D2 :|
A | dcd ede | fdB AFA | B/c/dB AFD | FEE EFA |
dcd ede | fdB AFA | B/c/dB AFE | FDD D2A |
d2f ede | fdB AFA | dcB AFD | CEC A,CE |
ABc d2f | edB AFD | FEF DEF | EDC D2 ||

Sheet music

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Andy McGann’s, X:4

I thought maybe I had found a new tune (Tunepal came up empty) so I entered it in the software and transposed it to DM and found it here with Tunepal. I should have searched by title but oh well. Here it is in G Maj as it is played on the Flute Players of Roscommon by Patsy Hanley and Frank Jordon.