Jimmy Giblin’s reel

Also known as Brian Rooney’s.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Jimmy Giblin's has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Jimmy Giblin's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DFAB d2 ef | g2 fa edBd | DFAB dfed | dBAF E2 D2 :|
faaf d3 f | g2 fa edBd | faaf d3 f | gafg e3 g |
faaf d3 f | g2 fa edBd | DFAB dfed | dBAF E2 D2 :|

Two comments

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