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 Clancy's," "Smash." Irish, Jig. 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 The Flanagan Brothers in 1929 on 78 RPM under the title "Smash (The)."

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

Printed sources: Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland), 1976, vol. 3, 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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