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Bill Collin’s Jig

I learned Bill Collin’s Jig from Hugh Healy and Blackie O’Connell’s album “We Were Drinking And Kissing The Ladies”. It is a very nice jig that is quite common in sessions. They call it “The Harty Boys” on their album, however the names “Bill Collin’s Jig” or “Dan Collin’s Father” seem to be more common. Actually this tune seems to have been mixed up with another jig called “The Hearty Boys of Ballymote” which maybe explains the name.

Bill Collin’s was a musician from Gort, co. Galway, and was the father of Dan Collin’s, co-founder of the American record label Shanachie.

I posted a recording of this video on the Tunes From Doolin YouTube channel, you can watch it below!

X:1
T:Bill Collin’s Jig
R:jig
M:6/8
K:Dmaj
|:dAA BAB|def a2f|aba f2e|dBB gfe|
d2A BAB|def a2f|aba f2e|fdc d2e:||
|:faa fab|afe fef|aba f2e|dBB gfe|
d2A BAB|def a2f|aba f2e|fdc d2e:||

3 thoughts on “Bill Collin’s Jig”

    1. Hi Clive! Glad to hear you enjoyed this tune. hope the practice went well

      I don’t play it in a particular set normally, but just there last week I played it for an audition and followed it with “The Coming of Spring” (https://tunesfromdoolin.com/coming-of-spring-the/) and then into “Winnie Hayes’ Jig” (haven’t posted it yet, working through the list from the old website still )

      I hope that helps and thanks again for the comments!
      Charles

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