Maggie Picking Cockels

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MAGGIE PICKING COCKELS. AKA and see "Jenny Picking Cockles (1)." Irish (originally), American; Reel. D Mixolydian ('A' part) & D Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. Related to "Jenny's Welcome to Charlie," and shares melodic material with "College Grove (The)." New York musician, researcher and writer Don Meade points out that the tune is usually known by the "Jenny Picking Cockles" title, and that it is a reel setting of the jig "Cailleach an Airgid."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 9. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 32.

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