Milestone Jig (The)

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MILESTONE (JIG), THE. AKA and see "Donegal Jig (The)." Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CC'DD'EE'FF'GG'HH'. The title is miss-labeled "The Milestone" in Allan Feldman's book The Northern Fiddler (1979), according to Caoimhin Mac Aoidh, and is actually a composition of classically-trained Irish musician Arthur Darley, who played and collected traditional music in the early 20th century and who lived for a time in County Donegal. Mac Aoidh maintains the authors misheard their source, Donegal fiddler Danny O'Donnell, when he spoke to them about another of Darley's compositions, the reel "Four Mile Stone (The)." See note for "Donegal Jig (The)" for more information, since that appears to be the correct title.

Source for notated version: fiddler Danny O'Donnell (County Donegal) [Feldman & O'Doherty].

Printed sources: Feldman & O'Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1979; p. 184.

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