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GRÁINNE'S JIG. AKA and see "Felix Kearney's," "Tommy Peoples' Jig." Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CC'. Claimed as a composition by the late Donegal fiddler Tommy Peoples, who named it in honor of his youngest daughter. Boston button accordionist Joe Derrane, however, recorded a jig extremely similar to the first two parts of Peoples' setting, which he called "Papa's Joy" and claimed to have composed on the piano accordion in the 1950's. Brooklyn-born button accordionist Billy McComiskey recorded a related jig he called "Maura McGlynn's" after the wife of his source, east Galway button accordionist Sean McGlynn, whom McComiskey credited as the composer. The first part of the McGlynn tune as played by McComiskey is roughly the same as the first part of the other two versions, while McComiskey's second part includes elements of both the second and third parts played by Tommy Peoples. The first two bars of Peoples' third part are virtually identical to the first two bars of the second part of Shee La Na Quira in Ryan's Mammoth Collection / Cole's 1000 Fiddle Tunes, a book in which Peoples found several tunes he would later record.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland, vol. 1), 1974; No. 64. Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; pp. 48-49 (appears as "Redican's 1"). Peoples (Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes), 1986; No. 9.
Recorded sources: Green Linnet, Kieran Crehan on Dolores Keane and John Faulkner, "Broken-hearted I'll Wander" (1981, as "Tommy Peoples'"). Gael-Linn Records, Seamus and Manus McGuire, "Carousel" (1984, as "Felix Kearney's"). Green Linnet, Deanta, "Ready for the Storm" (1994). Tommy Peoples, "The Quiet Glen" (self-released, 1998). Green Linnet Records, Joe Derrane, "Return to Inis Mor" (1996, as "Papa's Joy"). Compass Records, Billy McComiskey, "Outside the Box" (2008, as "Maura McGlynn's").
See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info