The Kilfenora jig

Also known as The Chorus, Kilfenora #2, Kilfenora Jig No. 2, The Kilfenora No. 2, Kilfenora No.2.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Kilfenora has been added to 8 tune sets.

The Kilfenora has been added to 162 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Kilfenora
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2D FED|A2D FED|A2D FED|dce dcB|
A2D FED|A2D FED|EDE =cAF|G3 GFG:||
|:F2d dcd|ABA BAG|F2d dcd|A3 A2G|
F2d dcd|ABA AFD|EDE =cAF|1G3 GFG:|2G3 d2 eg||
|:f2 d dcd|f2 d dcd|f2 d dcd|a^ga ba=g|
f2 d dcd|f2 d dcd|ged cde|g3 a2g :||
|:fed faf|gbg faf|fed faf|a3 bag|
fed faf|gbg faf|ged cde|g3 a2g :||
|:fed edc|dcd AFA|DFA dAF|A3 AB=c|
B3 =c3|B3 AFD|EDE =cAF|1G3 a2g :|2 G3 GFG :||
X: 2
T: The Kilfenora
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2D FED|A2D FED|A2D FED|dce dcB|
A2D FED|A2D FED|~E3 =cAF|1 ~G3 GAB:|2 ~G3 GFE||
F2 A dAF|ABA BAG|F2 A dAF|ABA ABG|
F2 A dAF|ABA AFD|~E3 =cAF|1 ~G3 GFE:|2 G3 Geg||
f2 d dcd|f2 d dcd|f2 d dcd|~a3 bag|
fed dcd|fed def|ged cde|~g3 a2g :||
fed faf|gbg faf|fed dcd|~a3 bag|
fed faf|gbg faf|ged cde|g3 a2g :||
fed edc|dcB AFA|DFA dAF|A/A/AA AB=c|
~B3 ~=c3|~B3 AFD|~E3 =cAF|1 ~G3 Geg :|2 GFG GAB :||
# Added .
X: 3
T: The Kilfenora
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2D FED|A2D FED|A2D FED|dce dcB|
A2D FED|A2D FED|EDE =cAF|G3 GFG:||
|:F2d dB/c/d|ABA BAG|F2d dB/c/d|A3 A2G|
F2d dB/c/d|ABA AFD|EDE =cAF|1G3 GFG:|2G3 d2g||
|:f2 d dB/c/d|f2 d dB/c/d|f2 d dB/c/d|a^ga ba=g|
f2 d dB/c/d|f2 d dB/c/d|ged cde|g3 a2g :||
|:fed faf|gbg faf|fed faf|a3 bag|
fed faf|gbg faf|ged cde|g3 a2g :||
|:fed edc|dcd AFA|DFA dAF|A3 AB=c|
B3 =c3|B3 AFD|EDE =cAF|1G3 a2g :|2 G3 GFG :||
# Added by JACKB .

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Kilfenora (B) Jig

This is the second in the set of three jigs from Clare’s Kilfenora Ceili Band which have been played together this way since the mid fifties, around the time the Band won the All-Ireland in 3 consecutive years (1954,1955 & 1956).

Kilfenora (B) Jig

The third Kilfenora jig was submitted on September 3, 2002 by Mark the Fiddler while the first one is also on this site and is sometimes called Paddy’s Return.

In the penultimate bar of the first and last parts, it goes down to a low C, Fsharp, C.
This must be the flute version

Posted .

“The Kilfenora Jig” ~ 5-parts ~ #2-of-3 in Kilfenora Ceili Band Set, 50’s

"Echoes Of Erin: Tulla Ceili Band"
Submitted on February 12th 2005 by ceolachan.
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1425

track 3: "The Kilfenora Jig" ~ not the set, only the 5-part jig…

"The Fabulous Kilfenora Ceili Band"
Submitted on February 12th 2005 by ceolachan.
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1426

track 6: "The Kilfenora Jig" ~ not the set, only the 5-part jig…

“The Kilfenora Jig” ~ 2-parts ~ #1-of-3 in The Kilfenora Ceili Band Set, 50’s

~ also known as "Kitty Lie Over", "Paddy’s Return", "Patsy McCann’s".
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on September 3rd 2002 by Bannerman.
https://thesession.org/tunes/948

“The Kilfenora Jig” ~ 2-parts ~ #3-of-3 in Kilfenora Ceili Band Set, 50’s

~ also known as "Paddy Murphy’s", "The Steamboat Quickstep", "Thomond Bridge", "Uncle Jim’s Jig", etc…
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on September 3rd 2002 by Mark Cordova.
https://thesession.org/tunes/947

#3 ~ other order of parts, other names, other ways:

"Uncle Jim’s Jig" / "The Steamboat Quickstep" ~ 2 parts
~ also known as "Kilfenora", "The Kilfenora", "The Steamboat March", "Steamboat Quickstep", "The Steamboat", "Uncle Jim", "Washington Quickstep", "The Washington Quickstep".
Key signature: A Major (D & G in the comments)
Submitted on August 9th 2006 by McMandolin.
https://thesession.org/tunes/6083

The Kilfenora Jig

Some nyah from Danu in this version.

X: 1
T: Kilfenora, The
T: Kitty Lie Over
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
D: Danu, When All is Said and Done
K: D
A2D FED|A2D FED|A2D FED|dce dcB|
A2D FED|A2D FED|~E3 =cAF|1 ~G3 GAB:|2 ~G3 GFE||
F2 A dAF|ABA BAG|F2 A dAF|ABA ABG|
F2 A dAF|ABA AFD|~E3 =cAF|1 ~G3 GFE:|2 G3 Geg||
f2 d dcd|f2 d dcd|f2 d dcd|~a3 bag|
fed dcd|fed def|ged cde|~g3 a2g :||
fed faf|gbg faf|fed dcd|~a3 bag|
fed faf|gbg faf|ged cde|g3 a2g :||
fed edc|dcB AFA|DFA dAF|A/A/AA AB=c|
~B3 ~=c3|~B3 AFD|~E3 =cAF|1 ~G3 Geg :|2 GFG GAB :||

Posted .

Will, you seem to be going through a Danu(vian) phase at present. They do seem to have a few great tunes/settings on their CD’s.

The first part was used as part of ‘King of morning, Queen of day’ in Horlips’ Book of Invasions.

The last part

Hi,

There is a little mistake on the ABC. The last part is played twice as usual, and not 4 times ! The extra ‘:’ must be removed :

|:fed edc|dcd AFA|DFA dAF|A3 AB=c|
B3 =c3|B3 AFD|EDE =cAF|1G3 a2g :|2 G3 GFG ||

The Kilfenora Jig

Does anybody know the name of the jig which is sometimes added to 5-part Kilfenora Jig to make it 7 parts please?

What I like about this 5 part jig is that it seems to direct the dancer’s, instructs or call them perhaps even encourage them!

Help

Does any one know if it’s attached to a particular (set) dance?

A perfectly timed "Haymakers Jig"…

The Kilfenora, X:4

Piping version

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Re: The Kilfenora

Hi there,
could you help me please. I got across that tune here on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muA-EnwId4Q

they say its the kilfenora jig but it doesn’t match any version displayed here. So maybe they are wrong. Do you know what tune that is?
cheers and thx
Jean

Re: The Kilfenora

thx a million Kenny for your fast answer :) - cheers