Jolly Corkonian (The)

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JOLLY CORKONIAN, THE (An Corcaigeac Sugac). AKA and see "Braes of Glenorchy (2)," "Corcaigeac Sugac (An)," "Hills of Glenorchy (1)," "Jackson's Delight (2)," "Over the Hills," "Old as the Hills (2)," "Peeler’s away with my Daughter (The)," "Rigged Ship (The)." Irish, Double Jig. D Major/Mixolydian: D Dorian (O'Neill/1001). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. O'Neill (Irish Folk Music) identifies it as "the original of the march the Scotch call 'The Hills of Glenorchy'" but in fact it appears first in print in Scottish collections. An early setting appears as "Braes of Glenorchy (2)" in Alexander Mackay's collection of c. 1805. See also the similar shared first strains of "Boys of Tandragee (The)," "House of Clonelphin (The)," "Joe Kennedy's Jig," "Mrs. Martin's Favourite," "Paddy O'Carroll's (2)," "Pat Burke's," "Rollicking Boys of Tandaragee."

Source for notated version: John Carey, a native of Limerick [O'Neill].

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 29. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 822, p. 153. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 87, p. 30. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 92.

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