Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#930 (Jerry's Beaver Hat)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||D Major
given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jerry's Beaver Hat / Jerry Beaver's Hat / Gerry's Beaver Hat / Béabhar Ghearóid
/ The Returned Yank / Cooley's Jig / When Sick, Is it Tea You Want? (compare Tommy Peoples' #1943
Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Moate Ceilidhe Band: Pepper Adamson (fiddle), Willie Jordan (fiddle), Mick Kincaid (fiddle), John Joe Gannon (accordion).
[ICTM] Ireland. Irlande.
[KCB 1] The Kilfenora Ceili Band. The Fabulous Kilfenora Ceili Band. P.J. Lynch (fiddle), Gus Tierney (fiddle), Jim McCormack (flute), Gerry Lynch (accordion), P. Mullins, T. Eustace, P. Madigan, Kitty Linnane (piano), G. O'Loughlin (drums).
[Kn] Noel Hill and Tony MacMahon. In Knocknagree. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony MacMahon (accordion).
[SDI 2] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume II. Denis McMahon (fiddle), Paudy Scully (flute), Timmy O'Connor (melodeon), Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (C melodeon).
[SndCmC] The Sound of Coleman Country. Kevin Henry (C pipes), Veronica Ryan (fiddle).
[ACB 1] The Abbey Céilí Band. Bruach an tSuláin. Ger Murphy (accordion), Andrew O'Connell (fiddle), Liam Forde (banjo), Micheál Creedon (bass, keyboards).
[BCw 1] Brian Conway. First through the Gate. Brian Conway (fiddle). For this tune: with Andy (fiddle), Pat M. (fiddle).
[BRny 2] Brian Rooney. Leitrim to London. Brian Rooney (fiddle, accordion). For this tune: (accordion).
[Fns] Feenish. Rabharta. P.J. Hernon (accordion), Marcus Hernon (flute, whistle), Don Stiffe (vocals, guitar, whistle). For this tune: Marcus (flute).
[MRaf] Mike Rafferty. Speed 78. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes). For this tune: (flute).
Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order.
I have discovered by careful comparison that these are very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.
Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
|As tune #754 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #40 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. |
|On page 21 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. |
|As jig #71 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music. |
|As tune #195 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. |
|As jig #251 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. |
|In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic]. |
|As tune #164 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. |
If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?
Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903