Annotation:Kit O'Mahony's Jig

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KIT O'MAHONY'S JIG (Port Cait Ni Matgamna). Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. Catherine 'Kit' O'Mahony (c. 1812-1900) was compiler Captain Francis O'Neill's mother. She was raised in the musical household of her parents, Donal and Mary O'Mahony, a 'latter-day chieftain' who kept open house for travelling musicians near Drimoleague in west Cork. Later in life Kit lilted and sung the melodies she had learned and transmitted them to her own children (Carolan, 1997).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 54. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1021, p. 190. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 234, p. 53.

Recorded sources: GTD Heritage Trad. HCD 008, Tommy Peoples - "Traditional Irish Music Played on the Fiddle." Tim Collins - "Dancing on Silver."

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear a 1972 recording of the tune by Paddy Gavin at the Comhaltas Archive [2]

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