Killimor Jig

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KILLIMOR JIG. AKA and see "Port Uí Cheallaigh," "Kelly's Jig," "Killimer Jig (The)," "Killimore Jig (The)." AKA - "Kylemore (The)." Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Nenagh, County Tipperary, fiddle and whistle player Seán Ryan (1919-1985). Recorded versions at the Comhaltas Archive date to the late 1950's (1957 is the earliest date). The tune is printed by Breathnach in Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. 1 as "Port Uí Cheallaigh/Kelly's Jig," from the playing of accordion player Sonny Brogan. Killimor (pronounced kill-EYE-mer) is a townland in east County Galway near Woodford, and not far from Sean Ryan's home across the Shannon River in Nenagh. There is a Killimor Ceili Band, as well.

Source for notated version: piper Willie Clancy (1918-1993, Miltown Malbay, west Clare) [Mitchell]; Brendan Mulvihill (Baltimore, Md.) [Mulvihill].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 11. Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1993; No. 109, p. 93. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 3, No. 17. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 24. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 82, p. 82 (appears as "The Kylemore"). Ryan (The Hidden Ireland), 1988; p. 8.

Recorded sources: Avoca 33-AV-121, Sean Ryan & P.J. Moloney - "Traditional Music of Ireland vol. 1" (c. 1960). Avoca 139, Sean Maguire (with the Four Star Quartet)--"Music of Ireland." Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 173, Brian Conway - "Consider the Source" (2008). MKM7590, Mike McHale - "The Schoolmaster's House" (2000. Appears as "Killimer," learned from accordionist Patsy McPhilips).

See also listings at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Hear the jig played by a number of artists at the Comhaltas Archive [2]
Hear fiddler Eugene McGrath's 1958 version at the Comhaltas Archive [3]




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