Sunday, 20 September 2015

Jim Ward's (jig): Brendan (eile)

Jim Ward's (jig)

Right, here's my go at Jim Ward's jig ... slow and with a few chords thrown into the mix.

AKA Jimmy Ward's / Ward's Favourite / The Clare Jig, the tune was composed by banjo player, flautist and lilter Jimmy Ward (1909-1987) from Co. Clare, who played with the renowned Kilfenora Céilí Band.  

Here's the man himself lilting the tune during the 1967 Fleadh Cheoil in Kilrush.

And finally, here's a nice version (with Sliabh Russell) on flute by Ballaghadereen-native Matt Molloy of The Chieftains fame.

If you want to give it a go you'll find sheet music / ABC notation HERE or tabulature HERE

1 comment:

  1. Love that tune, remember it from an old James Last tour.
    Great blog, can't wait for the session!
    Ciarán Ferguson - Fiddle tryer.