Dennis Ryan's Slip Jig

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DENNIS RYAN'S SLIP JIG. AKA and see "Cathal McConnell's Slip Jig," "Cock and the Hen (1) (The)." Irish, Slip Jig. B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Dennis Ryan is a fiddler from Co. Offaly. A note in Music and Song from the Boys of the Lough (1977) indicates that Ryan's version had a 'g' note instead of an 'f#' note as the third note of the tune, putting it into a different tonality and character. The group Lunasa recorded the tune on their album "Otherworld" as "Cathal McConnell's." The tune seems to originally have been called "The Cock and the Hen", which preserves the minor modality.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Boys of the Lough, 1977; p. 12. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 1, No. 62.

Recorded sources:




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