Mama's Pet (2)

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MAMA'S PET (2). AKA - "Mamma's Pet." AKA and see "Mother's Pet," "Paddy's Pet," "Peata Mamaí, "Timothy Downing." Irish, Reel. G Major ('A' part) & A Dorian ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB, AABB. Sometimes A dorian throughout. This is the version that was popularized by Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman, from his recordings of 1921 and 1937. The second part of the tune corresponds to the third part of "Mama's Pet" in O'Neill's Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, obtained from Mayo fiddler John McFadden. The first part of "Downing's Reel is the same, while the last phrase of "Downing's Reel" hints at this version; however, 'Downings' seems more cognate with "Mama's Pet (1)." "First House in Connaught (The)" seems a related, but more distanced version in the first strain. "See also note for Mama's Pet (1) for more. Jerry O'Brien also prints a "Papa's Pet" in his 1952 collection, while Francis O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, 1922) included it as "Paddy's Pet."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Brien (Irish Folk Dance Music), 1952; No. 149. O'Brien (Jerry O'Brien's Accordion Instructor), 1949. O'Malley (Luke O'Malley's Collection of Irish Music, vol. 1), 1976; No. 5, p. 3.

Recorded sources: Coleman Center CD CC004, Harry McGowan, Mick Loftus & Jim Corry - "The Mountain Road" (1999. Various artists. "A Compilation of tunes popular in South Sligo"). Coleman Music Center CHC 009, flute player Roger Sherlock - "The Coleman Archive, vol. 2: The Home Place" (2005. Various artists). Gennet 5054 (78 RPM), om Ennis & Redie Johnson (1923). Shaskeen Records OS-360, Andy McGann, Joe Burke, Felix Dolan - "A Tribute to Michael Coleman" (c. 1965).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Hear uilleann piper Tom Ennis and Redie Johnson's 1923 recording at the Internet Archive [2] (in a medley, followed by "My Love is in America")
Hear the tune played by flutist Deirdre Collis at the Comhaltas Archive [3]




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