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IDLEWILD JIG. AKA and see "Cricket's March Over the Saltbox (The)." American, Irish (?); Jig. USA, New England. D Major ('A' part) & B Minor ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Cole, Ryan): AABB (S. Johnson): AABB' (Songer). Susan Songer (Portland Collection) notes that Larry Nugent recorded it on his first album, having learned the tune from an elderly fiddler named Willie Johnston who lived near his parents' home in Lack, County Fermanagh. Johnston maintained it was a 'fairy tune' he had learned one lonely night while walking home.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 79. S. Johnson (Kitchen Musician No. 6: Jigs), 1982 (revised 1989, 2001); p. 13. McQuaid (Irish DADGAD Guitar Book), 1995; p. 58 (as "The Cricket's March over the Saltbox"). Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 106.

Recorded sources: Sage Arts 1101, Erin Shrader & Edith Farrar – "Enrichez Vous" (1991). Larry Nugent.

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]




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