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JIG NA MIRE (The Mad Jig). Irish, Jig. Ireland, County Donegal. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The title is an 'inside joke' regarding a deceased friend of the source. The melody was composed by Donegal fiddler John Mosey McGlinley. Notes to the recording by James Byrne, "The Road to Glenlough", give:

Paddy O'Gara, a fiddler from Mi/n a' Bhocaire near Loch Innse and now living in Bolton, Lancashire, tells us that this tune was composed by the blacksmith John Mosey McGinley, who travelled throughout Donegal. Paddy's father Denis heard both John Mosey and his brother Paddy play. John Mosey, who was born in 1840 and died early in this century, sold secondhand clothes from a horse and cart. He taught fiddle tunes at the following rates: two pence for a hornpipe, a penny for a reel and a halfpenny for a jig, highland or mazurka. The title was given by a key figure in the musical and social life of Teelin, Mickey Golly (Gallagher), an accordion player who died in 1986.

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Recorded sources: Lia Luachra (appears in the "B-4-C" set). Emer Mayock - "Merry Bits of Timber" (Appears as part of "The Mad Jigs" set)




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