Coleman's Cross (4)

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COLEMAN'S CROSS [4]. AKA and see "Champion (2)," "John Kimmel's Jig," "Kimmel's Jig (2)," "Paddy Ryan's Favorite Irish Jig," "Smash (The)." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Coleman's Cross is a placename in County Sligo, a once-popular place for crossroad dances. This is a variant of the last two parts of a four-part piece known as "Champion (2)." It was recorded in New York by accordion player John J. Kimmel on 78 RPM in 1916 under the title "Smash (The)."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Sligo/New York fiddler Michael Coleman [Bulmer & Sharpley].

Printed sources : - Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland, vol. 3), 1976; No. 54.

Recorded sources : - Decca 12015 (78 RPM), Michael Coleman (1934. Last in medley of 3 jigs). Mulligan LUN 002, The Bothy Band- "The Bothy Band '75." Topic Records LP 12TS335, Tommy Healy and Johnny Duffy, Memories of Sligo, as "The Smash," (1978).

See also listing at :
Hear Michael Coleman's 1934 recording at the Internet Archive [1]



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