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JACKSON'S WALK TO LIMERICK (Triall Mhic Shiacais ar Luimneach). AKA and see "Bob Thompson's Favourite," "Green Meadows (2)," "Humors of Glin (5) (The)," "Humors of Limerick (2) (The)," "Jackson's Walk to Limerick," "Jackson's Trip to Limerick," "Jackson's Coola," "Lark's March (The)," "Miss Betty's Delight," "Mist on the Meadow," "Mountain Lark (5) (The)," "Piper's Frolic (The)," "Tom Broderick's Jig," "Tuhy's Frolic," "Twice Tricked," "Wiseman's Favourite." Irish, Double Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCDE. Related tunes include O'Neill's "Geese in the Bog (2) (The)" (DMI, 279), "Morrison's Fancy/Castlebar Races," and "Nóra Chrionna." The first two parts of the tune are also known as "Humors of Glin (5)" in Mitchell and Small's The Piping of Patsy Tuohey (1986).

The tune, attributed to the 18th century gentleman piper Walker 'Piper' Jackson (1716-1798), of the townland of Lisdaun, parish of Ballingarry, Aughrim, County Limerick, appears in Patrick Gunn's manuscript collection (p. 16). Jackson was mentioned in Ferrar's History of Limerick (A. Watson & Co., Limerick, 1787):

Walker Jackson is a native of the County of Limerick and a good musician, who has composed a number of excellent pieces of music, which are much admired for their harmony and expression. The most favoured of Mr. Jackson's compositions are: Jackson's Morning Brush: the Turret: the Humours of Castle Jackson: Jackson's Ramble: Roving Blade and the Cream of the Jest.

Source for notated version: John & Tommy Gunn (County Fermanagh) [Breathnach].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ IV), 1996; No. 22, p. 12.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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