X:1 T:Connaught Man, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:R.M. Levey – First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland (1858, No. 55, p. 22) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d/c/|BGA B2g|fdd edc|BGA B2g|fdB c2d/c/| BGA B2g|fdc dga|bag fdc|dgf g2:| |:g/a/|bag a2g|fdc dga|bag a2g|fdf g2g/a/| bag a2g | fdc dga | bag aeg | fdf g2 :||
CONNAUGHTMAN , THE (Fear Conactac). AKA and see "Boring the Leather (2)," "Come with Me Now," "Down the Back Lane," "Hills of Larraga (The)," "Humors of Ayle House (The)," "Jimmy Doyle's Favourite Jig," "Kilfinane Jig (The)," "Shoemaker's Fancy (The)," "When You Go Home." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. 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. Despite the attribution to James O'Neill in Music of Ireland, the tune appears to have been copied from Levey's 1858 collection. County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) entered the tune as an untitled jig in Book 3 of his large c. 1883 music manuscript collection. See also note for "Humors of Ayle House (The)" for more.