Haley’s jig

Also known as Haley’s Favorite, Haley’s Favourite, Jig Of The Dead, John Kimmel’s, Kimmel’s, Sean Maguire’s, Sean McGuire’s.

There are 20 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Cat That Ate The Candle (a few times), Eddie Kelly’s (a few times), Jimmy Kelly’s (a few times) and The Scotsman Over The Border (a few times).

Haley’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Haley's has been added to 83 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Haley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:EB,E GEG|BGB e2f|gfe dBG|
FAG FED|EB,E GEG|BGB e2f|
gfe dBA|1 GEE E2F:|2 GEE E2f||
|:gGG Gge|dBG G2f|gfe dBG|FAG FED|
[1 gGG Gge|dBG G2f|gfe dBA|GEE E2f:|
[2 EB,E GEG|BGB e2f|gfe dBA|GEE E2F||
X: 2
T: Haley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
E3 GE/F/G | BGB e2 f | gfe dBG | F/G/AG FED |
E^DE GFG | B^AB e2 f | g>fe dB^A | Be^d e2 :|
|: gGG Gge | dBG G2 f | gfe dB/A/G | F>AG FED |
[1 gBA Gge | dBG A2 f | g>fe dB^A | Be^d e2 :|
[2 E^DE GFG | B^AB e2 f | g>fe dBA | GE^D E2 |]
X: 3
T: Haley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: F | E2 E GEG | B2 B e2 f | gfe d2 G | FAG FED | ~
[2 E^DE G2 G | B^AB e3 | g2 e dBA | GE^D E2 |]
X: 4
T: Haley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:~E3~G3 | ~B3 e2f | gfe dBG | FAG FED |
~E3~G3 | ~B3 e2f | gfe dBA |1 GEE E2F :|2 GEE E2f :|:
~g3 gfe | dBG G2f | gfe dBG | FAG FED |
|1~g3 gfe | dBG G2 f | gfe dBG | GEE E2f :|
|2~E3 ~G3 | ~B3 e2f | gfe dBA | GEE E2F |
X: 5
T: Haley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:E2E GEG | BGB e2 f | gfe dBG | EFG AFD |
EBE GEG | BGB e2 f | gfe dBA | Bee e2 d:|
|: gGG Gge | dBG G2 f | gfe dBG | EFG AFD |
E2E GEG | BGB e2 f | gfe dBA |1 Bee e2f :|2 GED E2G |]

Ten comments

A dreaming jig

Very beautiful, with just a bodhran and a whistle.
Close your eyes and you will see the fairies who’s dancing near you….

A beautiful tune

I love this jig! It is a beautiful, flowing tune and is so dreamy you could almost get lost in in it….great!

Not to be confused with Sean McGuire`s reel

The version of this tune known as Sean McGuires is played in B flat.

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“John Kimmel’s Jig” / “Haley’s Jig” ~ by John Kimmel?

Originally G Dorian (= with one flat ~ Bb)

“Haley’s Jig” ~ a few personal ways with it

X: 1134
T: Haley’s Jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: E Dorian
|: F |
E3 GE/F/G | BGB e2 f | gfe dBG | F/G/AG FED |
E^DE GFG | B^AB e2 f | g>fe dB^A | Be^d e2 :|
|: f |
|: gGG Gge | dBG G2 f | gfe dB/A/G | F>AG FED |
[1 gBA Gge | dBG A2 f | g>fe dB^A | Be^d e2 :|
[2 E^DE GFG | B^AB e2 f | g>fe dBA | GE^D E2 |]

I also love doing the slow-quick with this one, or, as examples ~

|: F | E2 E GEG | B2 B e2 f | gfe d2 G | FAG FED | ~

&

[2 E^DE G2 G | B^AB e3 | g2 e dBA | GE^D E2 |]

Like a comet in the ITM sky

Haley’s

John Kimmel played this in B minor, with a low F# a semitone below the lowest note on the fiddle, and a D in the 3rd octave. Lots you can do with a melodeon. X:4 is the usual setting but with rolls instead of EB,E etc., handy if you have a flute or chanter.

Haley’s, X:5

Played as "Tuas an Bhodhránaí" by Gary Shannon (transposed here from B minor to E dorian), on his album "Lose the Head".