Dan Collins' Father's Jig

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DAN COLLIN'S FATHER'S JIG. AKA and see "Bill Collins'," "Johnny Dennehy's." Irish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Said to be an old County Cork tune transmitted by William Collins, an older Kerry fiddler who now makes his home in New York City. Bill Black (1996) identifies Bill Collins as from Meelin, County Cork, father of Shanachie records founder Dan Collins. The tune is sometimes called "Hearty Boys of Ballymoate (The)," actually the name of another tune, after it was recorded by the group De Dannan in a set called "The Hearty Boys..."; "Bill Collins" was the untitled follow-up tune. See also note for "Bill Collins'."

Source for notated version: a recording of fiddler Frankie Gavin via Jerry Holland (Inverness, Cape Breton) [Cranford]; fiddler Dan Collins [Black].

Printed sources: Black (Music's the Very Best Thing), 1996; No. 7, p. 4. Cranford (Jerry Holland), 1995; No. 232, p. 67.

Recorded sources: Fiddlesticks cass., Jerry Holland - "Lively Steps" (1987). Green Linnet, Jerry Holland - "The Fiddlesticks Collection" (1995). Sugar Hill SU1130, De Danann - "Song for Ireland" (follows "The Hearty Boys of Ballymote").




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