Charlie Mulvihill's Jig (2)

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CHARLIE MULVIHILL'S (JIG) [2]. AKA and see "Kerry Jig (3) (The)," "Whistling Postman (2) (The)." Irish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Charlie Mulvihill (1917-1975), a Bronx, New York, born concertina and accordion player who learned much of his music from his father, a concertina player from County Limerick. Inexplicably, the tune sometimes appears as "The Kerry Jig," while whistle player Sean Ryan recorded it as "The Whistling Postman" on his recording "Take the Air." According to Susan Songer (2005), contra dance bands usually play "Charlie Mulvihill's Jig" in the key of 'A'.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bulmer & Sharpley (Music From Ireland, vol. 2) (appears as "The Kerry Jig"). Songer (Portland Collection, vol. 2), 2005; p. 37.

Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF 1160, Patrick Street - "Cornerboys." Spin CD1001, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Gerry Harrington, Paul de Grae - "The Smoky Chimney" (1996). Mary Custy - "After 10:30."




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