Flitch of Bacon (The)

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FLITCH OF BACON, THE (An Taob Muic-Feoil). Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Sean Maguire and Josephine Keegan printed the jig under the title "Callanaugh Lasses (The)." A 'flitch' is a side of unsliced bacon. The tune title has been extent for several centuries: there are unrelated English country dance tunes in both duple and triple time with the title "Flitch of Bacon" that date as far back as the 1770's.

Source for notated version: "Fielding" [O'Neill]. Chicago cleric Father James K. Fielding was originally from Mooncoin, County Kilkenny, born in the mid-1860's. He played the flute and was an enthusiastic supporter of Irish traditional music and customs in the city.

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 59. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1039, p. 194. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 249, p. 55.

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