Boys of the Town | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

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||

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Random Tunes

Maids of Mount Kisco (The)

The Maids of Mount Kisco (often spelled “Mount Cisco”) is a very popular session tune. Mount Kisco is actually a place in New York State. I have learned this great reel through various sessions and associate it with the playing of two great ladies in particular, Kitty Hayes and Elizabeth Crotty.

Read More »

Fanning’s

I learned “Fanning’s Jig” from the playing of Jackie Daly, who recorded it on his album “Many’s A Wild Night”. The ABC says it is in E minor but it really is a G / E minor tune. I recorded this tune as part of a set of jigs I did for the #quarantunes challenge on Facebook, see video below.

Read More »

Kilmovee Jig (The)

The Kilmovee Jig is a common session tune which I associate with my friend Dom Keogh, a great bodhran player from that area in County Mayo. I lived with Dom for a few month here in Doolin, and it was always one of his favourites. It has been recorded on a few CDs, including a nice version by Mary & Gary Shannon on the “Sanctuary Sessions” CD from Cruise’s pub in Ennis. Gavin Whelan also recorded a nice version.

Read More »
Recent Comments