Magho Snaps (The)

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MAGHO SNAPS, THE. Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by fiddler Mick Hoy of Derrygonelly, County Fermanagh, northern Ireland. Magho is a townland in Fermanagh, located on the south shore of Lower Lough Erne. The Cliffs of Magho are a feature the stretches for more than five miles nearby. The 'snaps' is the name given to a stretch of bumpy road.

Lower Lough Earne from the Cliffs of Magho. Photo by Falcon.



Source for notated version: Mick Hoy (Co. Fermanagh) [Miller, Treoir].

Printed sources: Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 71, p. 53. Treoir, vol. 17, No. 3, 1985.

Recorded sources: Shanachie SH 79068, Boys of the Lough - "Sweet Rural Shade" (1988). Desi Wilkinson, Cathal Hayden, Jim McGrath - "Sounds from the North" (2012).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Hear the tune played on fiddle on youtube.com [2]




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