Kilmoulis Jig

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KILMOULIS JIG. Irish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The tune was composed by whistle player Johnnie Mullin of Shantalla, Galway City. According to Wikipedia, "A kilmoulis is an ugly version of the brownie, a type of fairy, who haunts mills. He has an enormous nose and no mouth. This lack of an orifice forces him to inhale his food through his nose. The Kilmoulis works hard for the miller, but also delights in tricks and pranks. While his pranks may be a hindrance, he is generally enough help to offset the food he eats and the disturbances he causes."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 66, p. 50.

Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF 1040, Touchstone - "The New Land" (1982).




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