Connie O'Connell's Jig (1)

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X:1 T:Connie O'Connell's [1] R:jig Z:Transcribed by Dave Marshall M:6/8 L:1/8 K:G |:BGG Add | ~B3 BAG | BGG ADD | GAG GED | BGG Add | ~B3 ABc | dge f2d | cAF G3:| |:GBd ~g3 | fed cAF | GBd ~g3 | faf ~g3 | faf g2e | fed cAG |1 ~B3 BAG | BdB cAF :|2 faf gfe | ~d3 dcA|| |: GBB ~B2d | ~c3 ABA | GBB BAG | BdB cBA | GBB ~B2d | ~c3 ABc | dge f2d | cAF G3 :|]



CONNIE O'CONNELL'S (JIG) [1]. AKA and see "Jolly Beggar (1) (The)," "Michael Dwyer's Jig," "Two and Sixpenny Girl (The)." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BBCC'. According to Paul de Grae [1], the jig is attributed to Michael Dwyer [1] (1942-1977) and is contianed in his unpunlished collection of tunes called Farewell to Gort under the title "Michael Dwyer's Jig." It is a re-working of "The Two-and-Sixpenny Girl" or "The Half-Crown Girl" with the addition of another part. Jackie Daly and Seamus Creagh recorded the tune as "Connie O'Connell's" named after a fiddler player from Kilnamartyra, Múscraí (near Ballyvourney in west Cork), and the tune is now usually known by that title. County Fermanagh flute player Cathal McConnell recorded it in 1970 as "McNamara's Jig."

The jig belongs to a large and varied 6/8 tune family that includes "Aherlow Jig," "Money I Want (The)," "Quinn's Jig," "Ryan's Travels," "Spirits of Whisky (2)," and "Three Little Drummers (1) (The)." According to Breathnach (1985), "Ryan's Travels" is a County Limerick name for the jig.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Alewine (Maid that Cut Off the Chicken's Lips), 1987; p. 12.

Recorded sources : - Gael-Linn CEF 057, "Jackie Daly and Séamus Creagh" (learned from Kilnamartyra, west Cork, fiddle player Connie O'Connell).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]
Hear Séamus Creagh and Jackie' Daly's recording on Soundcloud [3]



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  1. Paul de Grae, booklet "Tribute to Seamus Creagh on World Fiddle Day, 20 May, 2017, Scartaglin, County Kerry."