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.
“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
T: Haley’s 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
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.
Played as "Tuas an Bhodhránaí" by Gary Shannon (transposed here from B minor to E dorian), on his album "Lose the Head".