Leitrim Jig (1) (The)

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LEITRIM JIG [1], A/THE (Port Liadroma). AKA and see "Andy McGann's Fancy," "Charlie Harris' Jig," "Stack the Rags." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Breathnach): AABB (Mulvihill). No relation to "Leitrim Jig (2) (The)." According to Bronx flute player Jack Coen, originally from County Galway, the title refers not to County Leitrim, but to Leitrim parish in Galway, where accordion player Joe Burke and others played. An air variant of this melody appears in Bunting's collection as "Faire! Faire! ar Aghaidh! ar Aghaidh!" (Watch! Watch! Forward! Forward!). Breathnach (1963) says O'Neill's "Lullaby for Irish Pipes" and "Lasses of Limerick" (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, 1922, Nos. 9 & 182) are derived or related to this tune (and he notes O'Neill obtained "Lasses of Limerick" from early 19th century piper O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes). "Gold Ring (1) (The)" is a related tune, as is "Old Tipperary" and "Jolly Banger (2) (The)."

See also the related "Munster Gimlet/Kitty Come Down to Limerick" family of tunes.

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - piper Michael Ó Broithe (Ireland) [Breathnach]; fiddler Brendan Mulvihill (Baltimore, Md.) [Mulvihill].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 12, p. 7. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 21, p. 69.

Recorded sources: -

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]



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