Kevin Loughlin’s jig

Also known as O’Lochlainn’s.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Kevin Loughlin’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Kevin Loughlin's has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Kevin Loughlin's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A|d2 f edB|BAd BAF|~D3 BAF|~E3 EFA|
def edB|BAd BAF|GBd AFD|EDC D2 :|
|:g|~f3 dfa|~g3 bag|~f3 dfa|~g3 eag|
f2 d dc=c|~B3 GBd|~a3 baf|gec d2 :|
# Added .
X: 2
T: Kevin Loughlin's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|d2 f edB|BAd BAF|~D3 BAF|~E3 EFA|
def edB|BAd BAF|GBd AFD|EDC D2 :||
g|~f3 dfa|~g3 bag|~f3 dfa|~g3 eag|
f2 d dc=c|~B3 GBd|~a3 baf|gec d2 :||
# Added .
X: 3
T: Kevin Loughlin's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2f edB|BAd BAF|~D3 BAF|~E3 EFA|
d2f edB|BAd BAF|G2B AFD|1 A,CE D2c:|2 A,CE D2e||
|:~f3 dfa|~g3 dgb|f2a baf|efe a2g|
~f3 d2=c|~B3 GBd|~a3 bge|1 edc d2e:|2 edc d2z||
X: 4
T: Kevin Loughlin's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|d2 f edB|BAd BAF|D3 BAF|E3 EFA|
def edB|BAd BAF|GBd AFD|EGE D2 :||
g|f3 dfa|g3 bag|f3 dfa|g3 eag|
f2 d dc=c|B3 GBd|a3 baf|gec d2 :||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: Kevin Loughlin's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2f edB|BAd BAF|D3 BAF|E3 EFA|
d2f edB|BAd BAF|G2B AFD|1 Ace d2c:|2 Ace d2e||
|:f3 dfa|g3 dgb|f2a baf|efe a2g|
f3 dc=c|B3 GBd|a3 bge|1 edc d2e:|2 edc d2z||
# Added by JACKB .

Seventeen comments

Re: Tune Names

Sorry CP, I can’t help you here but I hope someone can as the second is a powerful jig that I’ve been after for some time now.

Maybe the Brefni Céilí Band should be re-christened "The One Man Band" as the banjo player was well out-numbered by all those lovely young ladies!

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Two Very Fine Jigs ok - I’ve never heard them , before.
Nice post,,
Yes! "The One Man Band”
I think that really steady Banjo played
could do with some help there-lol..
jim,,

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I have the second one, since hearing it from Sharon Shannon during the late 80s , but it’s always been a Gann Ainm to me

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I have submitted the (second) tune in the tune section, still without name though.

T:Gan Ainm
M:6/8
L:1/8
S:Sharon Shannon, Doolin 1989
R:jig
K:D
A|d2 f edB|BAd BAF|~D3 BAF|~E3 EFA|
def edB|BAd BAF|GBd AFD|EDC D2 :||
g|~f3 dfa|~g3 bag|~f3 dfa|~g3 eag|
f2 d dc=c|~B3 GBd|~a3 baf|gec d2 :||

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Gan Ainm

I have had the tune for donkey’s years but have no name for it. I heard Sharon Shannon play it nearly twenty years ago

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I suppose you could call that jig ’ Blessed art thou among women’……I’m afraid the lack of men was always a problem in Co Cavan. Such a poor county that all the men folk (meself included) had to leave for pastures new. Lucky old banjo player I say…..

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Thanks Kilfarboy. Now we have two great new jigs to add to the repertoire although it will be interesting to find the name for the second. Now it’s in the "Tunes" section I wouldn’t be surprised if Ceolachan, Dow or Slainte might come up with something very quickly.

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Have to agree with FR that that’s one very lucky banjo player - I’m just surprised he doesn’t look a bit happier!

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I greatly enjoy the material on the Comhaltas site but feel that part of the organisation’s role should be to provide the names of the tunes wherever possible.
If it is a problem due to time constraints couldn’t the mustard board members add tunes names where they are missing?
Having made the suggestion I must confess I would be very little use as my memory for names has long since failed :-(

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On the Comhaltas website, a lot of the tune names can be found in the comments section underneath the video.

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I know, but there are many omissions.

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concertinaplayer ~ thanks for the link, better than chocolate…

I’ve been playing your transcription kilfarboy, it’s in front of me now, but sorry, it isn’t a tune that is striking any rumbles of familiarity, except for bits, even in the deep dark recesses of my curiously wired brain, but I’m enjoying my time with it, listening to this link and giving it a go, and in more than the given key…

Kevin Loughlin’s Jig

This tune is called Kevin Loughlin’s Jig, and was composed by Kevin Loughlin, from Belleek in County Fermanagh, who won the senior all-ireland box competition in 1964

Wow, I’ve been hearing this at a local session lately and have been trying to find a name for it for a while. I did an advanced search for the distinctive "dc=c" bit and up it popped! Can’t believe we have the name and composer info here - well done chaps. I love these rare compositions that get latched onto by the ceili bands and then enter into the session repertoire…

Kevin Loughlin’s jig

This appears on Josephine Keegan’s album, "Irish Traditional Music" SOLP 1044 (Outlet), and she played it after Jimmy McHugh’s (Eminor). Great stuff. Loughlin made at least one album for Outlet, which I found in a car boot sale in Auchtermuchty in about 1985. His recording of "O’ Kane’s March" is particularly good - it takes an excursion into the flats. Some of those tunes were transcribed for one of the Ceol Rince na h-Eireann books (uimhir 3, I think.)