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Boys of the Town (The)

I learned “The Boys of the Town” from Noel O’Donoghue, Hugh Healy, Colm Healy and Eric Healy. They play it at the end of a set they recorded for a Geantraí program on TG4 a few years ago (see video below!).

The first two jigs in that set are “The Rose in the Heather” and “The Creel of Turf” (also known as “Up Sligo”), and I now associate this set with my friend in Brittany, piper Félix Le Pennec, who learned them from Noel O’Donoghue as well.

X:1
T:Boys of the Town, The
R:jig
M:6/8
K:G
|:ged B2A|BGE G2A|B2B ABA|GBd e2f|
ged B2A|BGE G2A|B2B AGA|1 BGF G2f:|2 BGF G2B||
|:def g2g|eaa eaa|bag e2d|efg efg|
def g2g|afd efg|edB AGA|1 BGF G2B:|2 BGF G2f||

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