Micho Russell's Jig (1)

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X:1 T:Micho Russell's (Jig) [1] S:The Smoky Chimney R:Jig N:usually played in G M:6/8 L:1/8 K:D DFA B2A|Bdc d3|DFA Bgf|edc d3| DFA B2A|Bdc dfa|b3 a2f|edc dfa:| |:b3 a3|fdd dfa|b3 a3|fed efa| b3 a3|fdd def|g3 f3|1 edc dfa:|2 edc d3|]



MICHO RUSSELL'S JIG [1]. AKA and see "Timmy Clifford's." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). 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. 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).

"Munster Lass (1)" is a similar tune, perhaps related.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Kerry Elkin [Songer].

Printed sources : - Songer & Curley (Portland Collection vol. 2), 2005; p. 206 (appears as "Timmy Clifford's").

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 [1]



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