Kilfinane Jig (The)

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X:1 T:Kilfinane Jig, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 273 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D d/B/|ADD F2d|cAA BAG|FDD A2d|cAF GAG| FED def|ged cde/g/|fed cAF|GFD D2:| |:d/B/|ABA fed|eAB cAG|ABA fed|eEF GAB| ABA fed|eAB cde/g/|fed cAF|GFD D2:|

KILFINANE JIG, THE (Port Cill-Finain). AKA and see "Boring the Leather (2)," "Come with Me Now," "Connaughtman (The)," "Down the Back Lane," "Humors of Ayle House (The)," "Shoemaker's Fancy (The),""Tollach an Leathair," "When You Go Home." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Paul de Grae writes that it is likely Francis O'Neill obtained the jig from artist George Petrie's (1790-1866) manuscript collection, where it can be found as an untitled jig obtained from another collector, P.W. Joyce (1827-1914), who had it "from D. Cleary, Kilfinane." The settings are close but not identical, perhaps the result of a reworking by Francis O'Neill's transcriber and collaborator, James O'Neill [1]. "Connaughtman (The)," "Humors of Ayle House (The)" and "Down the Back Lane" are related tunes.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "J. O'Neill" [O'Neill]. Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill was a fiddler originally from County Down. He was a tutored musician and a good transcriber, and served as Francis O'Neill's collaborator on his early works.

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 65. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1070, p. 201. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 273, p. 60.

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  1. Paul de Grae, "Notes on Sources of Tunes from the O'Neill Collections", 2017.