Nightingale (6) (The)

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NIGHTINGALE [6], THE (An Filiméala). AKA and see "Dan Dowd's," "Dowd's Jig," "Seán Ryan's Jig (2)," "O'Dowd's Jig," "Pat Lyons'." Irish, Jig. A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Harker/Rafferty): AABB'. Composed by Nenagh, County Tipperary, fiddle player, step-dancer and singer Seán Ryan (1919-1985). The melody often is played in a set with another Ryan composition, "Castle Jig (2) (The)," and they are often called "Seán Ryan's Jigs." It was first recorded by Clare musicians Paddy Canny and P.J. Hayes on their 1960 album as "Seán Ryan's."

Source for notated version: New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; 26 (appears as untitled jig). Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland, vol. 4), 1976; 61. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 206, p. 63. Ryan (The Hidden Ireland: the Music of Seán Ryan), 1988; p. 10, No. 13.

Recorded sources: Shanachie 29005, Johnny Cronin and Joe "banjo" Burke (1977. Appears under the title "The Top of Cork Road"). Bobby Casey - "Taking Flight."

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [1]

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