Molloy's Jig

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X:1 T:Molloy's Jig M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig D:Sean Ryan and PJ Moloney LP Z:Stephen Jones K:Em gfg edB | BAB EFG | FEF DFA | dAF AFD | gfg edB | BAB EGA | BdB AGF | GEE E3 :| |:e3 Beg | bge gfe | ded Adf | afd fed | e3 Beg | bge gfe | BdB AGF | GEE E2 :||



MOLLOY'S JIG. AKA - "Malloy's Favorite." AKA and see "Ballinamere Jig," "Father Morrison's Delight," "Molloy's Favorite Jig," "Moss Martin's," "Paddy Canny's Jig," "Paddy Carty's Favourite," "Tongs by the Fire (2) (The)," "Tony Molloy's." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune has South Sligo associations. Recorded by County Tipperary fiddler Sean Ryán (d. 1985) & P.J. Moloney. The jig is a variant of "Contentment is Wealth (1)," perhaps derived from the latter. Father John Quinn finds certain settings of 'Contentment' are quite like "Molloy's Jig"--"It is as if 'Molloy’s Jig' developed from “Contentment is Wealth,” he writes, "by occasional octave jumping, which perhaps happened on a flute."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Brendan Mulvihill (Baltimore, Md.) [Mulvihill]; a 1960 Avoca recording of fiddler Seán Ryan & P.J. Moloney [Miller &Perron].

Printed sources : - Cotter (Traditional Irish Tin Whistle Tutor), 1989; 50. Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; 64. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 2, No. 29. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 28. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 44, p. 74.

Recorded sources : - Avoca 33-AV-121, "Traditional Music of Ireland, vol. VI." Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 167, Peter Horan & Gerry Harrington - "The Merry Love to Play" (2007). Compass Records 7 4446 2,Oisíin McAuley - "From the Hills of Donegal" (2007).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]



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