Bobby Casey's Jig (1)

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BOBBY CASEY'S JIG [1]. AKA - "Casey's Jig (1)." AKA and see "Scully Casey's Jig (3)." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). A Mixolydian (Feldman & O'Doherty). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Bobby Casey (1926-2000) was a renowned fiddler from West Clare; Scully was his father. A version is published as an untitled double jig published by Breathnach (CRE, vol. 3, 1985; No. 16, p. 9), from the playing of fiddler Kevin Burke and accordion player Jackie Daly.

Clare fiddlers Bobby Casey & Junior Crehan. Photo (c) Peter Laban [1]

Irish guitarist Paul de Grae relates the story of the north London pub called 'The Case is Altered' (actually there were several pubs with that name), a name that stems from a centuries old expression meaning "things are different now." Another story exists for the oldest of the 'Case Altered' pubs, that had supposedly been established by a veteran from Wellington's army during the Napoleonic Wars who had been invalided out. The soldier had been wounded during the Spanish campaign and had been hospitalized in a commandeered villa called La Casa Alta, a name transformed and brought home. Bobby Casey liked to go to the pub on a Sunday, says Paul, leading some to playfully refer to it as "Casey's Altar!"

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler Peter Turbit [Feldman & O'Doherty].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 16 (untitled). Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland, vol. 3), 1976; No. 60. Feldman & O'Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1978; p. 233b (appears as second "Untitled Jig" on page).

Recorded sources: - Green Linnet SIF 3002, Kevin Burke & Jackie Daly - "Eavesdropper" (1981).



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