Jimmy Giblin’s reel

Also known as Brian Rooney’s, Miss Campbell, Mrs Flanagan.

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

Jimmy Giblin’s appears in 2 other tune collections.

Jimmy Giblin’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Jimmy Giblin’s has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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Nice one. Plenty of scope for variations with this tune.

Jimmy Giblin’s (reel)

I’ve been listening to Johnny McGreevey’s and Joe Shannon’s album ‘The Noonday Feast’ recently, and this reel struck me.

I have now noticed that it’s in Ceol Rince na h’Eireann Vol.3, where Breathnach has notated it slightly differently, so I’ll try to change the ABCs. (I had c sharps where he has Bs - he’s right!).

Best setting of this tune

This tune is better known in sessions today in a more stripped-down setting known as “Gorman’s,” the name on Matt Molloy and Sean Keane’s “Contentment is Wealth” LP and other recordings. “Jimmy Giblin’s” is a better Sligo-style fiddle/flute setting, and is pretty much the way that Paddy Reynolds played it in NYC. Breandan Breathnach transcribed the tune from Johnny McGreevey’s playing on “Noonday Feast” and included it in Ceol Rince na hEireann vol III as no. 118

Re: Jimmy Giblin’s

Just came here after hearing the tune on The Noonday Feast. Good transcription, but I hear Jimmy McGreevy playing the first few notes as DEFA d and not DFAB d. Makes quite a difference. Brian Rooney plays the phrase as DEFA, too, on The Godfather (where it is named Brian Rooney’s, first tune on track 7).

Re: Mrs Flanagan

On his album, “The Godfather”, Brian Rooney plays a setting of this reel, and it’s titled, “Brian Rooney’s”.

Jimmy Giblin’s, X:3

I was just listening to Johnny McGreevy playing this on “The Noonday Feast” album (with Joe Shannon) and thought it sounded familiar, and so it was. This was recorded as “Miss Campbell” by Any Old Time on their CD “Crossing” (Track 1 , 2nd reel). The liner notes on said CD mention that it is from The Roche Collection. This setting is note for note from the Roche Collection Vol 1 no. 164 under the title “Miss Campbell”.
Any Old Time play the second part once whereas McGreevy repeats it.
I’ve updated the link on the recordings page