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X:1 T:Nancy Hynes M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 150 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D G|A3 cAG|A2d cAG|F2D DED|FAF GED| A3 cAG|A2G Ade|fed ecA|ded d2:| |:d/e/|fgf fed|efe edc|ded dcd|ecA A2 a/g/| [1 fgf fed|efe edc|faf gec|ded d2:| [2 f2d edc|ded cAG|A2d cAG|Add d2|| |:(3A/B/c/|ded cdc|BAB cAG|F2D DED|FAF GED| A3 cAG|A2G Ade|f2d ecA|ded d2:|]



NANCY HYNES (Anna Ni h-Eidin). AKA and see "Ruaig an Mí-ádh," "Bag of Meal (The)," "Banish Misfortune (1)," "Little Bag of Meal (The)," "Humors of Mullinafauna (1) (The)," "Judy Hynes," "Máire Ní Eidhinn," "Nancy Hines," "Parish Girl (2) (The)," "Pádraic Mac Giollarnáth," "Patsy Tuohy's Jig," "Round the Carthouse." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCC (O'Neill/1915): AABB'CC (O'Neill/1850 & 1001). This version of the jig printed the earlier O'Neill collections (Music of Ireland, 1903/Dance Music of Ireland, 1907) is very similar to the former tunes, save that 'c' naturals have been prominently introduced. Paul de Grae [1], in pointing this out, remarks this is the way it would normally be played, and suggests that this may reflect the influence of Selena O'Neill (no relation to Francis O'Neill or James O'Neill), a fiddler and musical collaborator on O'Neill's Irish Music (1915). O'Neill's source for this later version, Chicago piper and flutist John Ennis, was the father of Tom Ennis, who was a famous piper in his own right. The younger Ennis recorded this tune on 78 RPM paired with "Sullivan's Jig." Another Irish-American piper, Jimmie McLaughlin (about whom nothing is known) also recorded the jig set on 78 RPM for the Gennet label (No. 5356), although he called the first melody "Judy Hynes"). Irish-American piper Patsy Touhey played the jig for Capt. Francis O'Neill in the early 1900's, as the latter waxed it on a cylinder recording (see "Patsy Tuohy's Jig"). Brendan Breathnach printed a version in his Ceol Rince na hÉirreann vol. 1 (1963) as "Pádraic Mac Giollarnáth."

Additional notes

John Ennis and son Tom, c. 1902

Source for notated version: - Uilleann piper John Ennis, originally from County Kildare [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 145, p. 83. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 903, p. 168. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 150, p. 40.

Recorded sources: -

See also listing at:
See the tune in the Dunn Family manuscript collection [1]



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  1. Paul de Grae, "Source of tunes in O'Neill's Music of Ireland and Dance Music of Ireland", 2017 [2]