Kesh Jig (1) (The)

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X:1 T:Kesh Jig [1] L:1/8 M:6/8 K:G D|G3 GAB|ABA ABd|edd gdd|edB dBA| G3 GAB|ABA ABd|ede gdB|AGF G2:| |:A|B3 dBd|ege dBG|BAB dBG|A3 AGA| BAB dBd|ege dBd|g3 aga|bgf g2:|]

KESH JIG [1], THE. AKA and see "Castle Jig (1) (The)," "Kerrigan's Jig," "Kerrigan's Fancy," "Kincora Jig," "Little Boy Ted in the Hay," "Mountaineers' March (The)," "Port Pat Coclain," "Spring Well (The)," "Tear the Callies," "Union Reel (The)." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (most versions): AA'BB' (Miller & Perron). The village of Kesh [1] is in County Fermanagh, Ireland, near Lough Earne. The jig has been popular in Irish sessions since it was popularized under the "Kesh" title by the Bothy Band, albeit often regarded nowadays as a 'beginners tune'. "Port Pat Coclain" is a West Kerry slide version of this tune, and also the related "Spring Well" and "Fond of the Ladies." Michael Coleman recorded the melody on 78 RPM as "Kerrigan's Jig." The first printed version appears to be in George Petrie's 1850's collection under the title "Tear the Callies."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddler's Fake Book), 1983; p. 157. S. Johnson (The Kitchen Musician No. 6: Jigs), 1982 (revised 1989, 2001); p.12. Mac Amhlaoibh & Durham (An Pota Stóir: Ceol Seite Corca Duibne/The Set Dance Music of West Kerry), No. 59, p. 37 (appears as "Port Pat Coclain"). Mallinson (100 Essential), 1995; No. 81, p. 35. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 24. Reiner (Anthology of Fiddle Styles), 1979; p. 49. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 118. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, vol. 1), 1999; p. 29.

Recorded sources : - Boys of the Lough, 1977; p. 4 (appears as "Kincora Jig"). Mulligan LUN 002, The Bothy Band - "The Bothy Band" (1975). Mulligan LUN 030, The Bothy Band- "Afterhours." Philo 1026, The Boys of the Lough- "Live at Passim" (appears as "Kincora Jig"). Voyager 320-S, Frank Ferrel and Graham Townsend- "Fiddle Tunes." Outlet 1031, Sean McGuire- "Ireland's Champion Traditional Fiddler."

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng's [3]
Hear the tune played by a variety of artists at the Comhaltas Archive [4]
Hear the tune played by the Kincora Céilí Band at the Comhaltas Archive[5]

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