Connaught Jig (The)
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CONNAUGHT JIG, THE. Irish, Jig. A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. AKA and see Bayard's (1981) untitled tune No. 534 (p. 476) collected in southwestern Pa. His source said it was more played by fifers as a march than by fiddlers as a jig. Bayard speculates there may be some distant relationship between this tune and the better known "Connaughtman's Rambles (1) (The)," though to my ear the Harding's All Round version is actually quite similar. Connaught was one of the five old provinces of Ireland (along with Ulster, Leinster, Meath, and Munster), named for the ancient tribe who lived there, the Connachta.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Harding's Original Collection, 1891; No. 100 (untitled jig). Harding's All-Round Collection, 1905; No. 175.