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JOLLY SEVEN, THE ("An Moirseisior Sugac" or "An Seachtar Súgach"). AKA and see "Around the World (1)," "Cavan Reel (2) (The)," "Miss Kelly’s (1)," "Miss Percy's Reel." Irish, Reel. C Major ('A' part) & A Dorian ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill/1850 & 1001): ABB (Breathnach): AABB (Cole): AA'BB' (O'Neill/Krassen). Breathnach (1985) finds variants as "Miss Percy's Reel" (Northern Fiddler, 1978, p. 104), and "Around the World (1)" and "Miss Kelly’s (1) (in Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883, pp. 65. & 57). Many see this tune as a variant of the large and rather amorphous "Highlandman" family, which includes "Gravel Walks (The)," "Highland Man that Kissed His Grannie (1)," "Jenny Tie Your Bonnet," "Stenson's No. 1," "Tailor's Thimble (2) (The)" and many others.

Source for notated version: accordion player Paddy O'Brien and fiddler James Kelly [Breathnach]; "Harnett" [O'Neill].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 163, p. 75. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 27. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 144. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1466, p. 271. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 697, p. 123. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 53.

Recorded sources: Shanachie 34014, James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien & Daithi Sproule - "Traditional Music of Ireland" (1995).

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




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