Matt Hayes' Jig (1)

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MATT HAYES'S JIG [1] (Port Mhait Hayes). AKA and see "Fahy's Jig," "Fahey's Fiddle," "Paddy Fahy's Jig (1)," "Tom Fleming's." Irish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Accordion player Matt Hayes was a member of the Billy Clifford Trio, who recorded the tune for Topic records, and it is attributed to him on the album. A version of the tune is set in the key of 'G', with the alternative name "Mulvihill's" (from its printing in Martin Mulvihill's 1st Collection, 1986, where it appears as "Fahy's"). The jig also has been attributed to fiddler Paddy Fahy, although there is no definitive proof that he composed it (e.g. it is not on Maria Holohan's recording of Fahey playing his 'complete' compositions).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Breathnach & Small (CRÉ V), 1999; No. 28, p. 16.

Recorded sources: Globestyle Irish CDORBD 085, The Billy Clifford Trio - "The Rushy Mountain: Classic Music from Sliabh Luachra" (1994. A reissue CD of the 1977 Topic recording from Sliabh Luachra musicians).




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