Micho Russell's Jig (1)
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MICHO RUSSELL'S JIG . AKA and see "Timmy Clifford's." Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). Doolin, County Clare, tin whistle player Russell's first name is sometimes spelled Micho and other times appears as Micko. It is a setting of "Munster Lass (The)." The tune was learned by fiddler Gerry Harrington from Chicago musician John Williams (states the liner notes to The Smoky Chimney), who himself had the tunes from Micho Russell. Sean Cleland, however, says that Williams learned the jig from his father Brendan, a concertina player, who had learned it from Timmy Clifford (active in Chicago sessions off and on since the early 1980's).
Source for notated version:
Recorded sources: Spin CD1001, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Gerry Harrington, Paul De Grae - "The Smoky Chimney" (1996). Shanachie 78002, "Solas" (appears as "Timmy Clifford's").
See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info