Miss Monroe’s Jig

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MISS/MRS. MONROE'S JIG (Port Ingean/Ingine Ui Munroe/Mongruaide). AKA and see “John Blessing's Delight,” “King (The),” “Mrs. Monroe’s (1),” “Best in the Bag (The),” “Happy Mistake (The),” "Jackson's Mistake," "Jackson's Bottle of Claret," “King of Jigs,” “Lady Shire’s Favourite,” “Mrs. Spens Monroe.” Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Philippe Varlet remarks the tune is the first two parts of a 4-part jig he learned under the title "King of All Jigs (The)," recorded by Tom Page's Siamsa Gaedheal Ceilidhe Band in 1931. The original 78 RPM track can be heard Reg Hall's CD "Past Masters of Irish Dance Music."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 56. O'Neill (O’Neill’s Irish Music), 1915; No. 137, p. 79. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 982, p. 183. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 198, p. 47. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 111. White's Unique Collection, No. 39.

Recorded sources: -The New Hampshire Fiddlers’ Union - “The Music of John Taggart: Classic New England Fiddle Tunes” (1989).



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