Annotation:Old Favourite (The)

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X:1 T:Miko Doyle's T:Old Favourite, The R:slide H:Also played in A, #60 D:Sean Ryan: Siuil Uait Z:id:hn-slide-22 Z:transcribed by M:6/8 L:1/8 K:G ~B3 BAB|dBA G2d|ded ded|ded B2A| ~B3 BAB|dBA G2d|dge dBA|1 GAG G2A:|2 GAG GBd|| |:~g3 fgf|efe d2B|ded ded|ded B2d| ~g3 fgf|efe d2B|1 dge dBA|GAG GBd:|2 dge dge|dge dBA|| P:"variations" |:B2B BAG|dBA G2d|ded d2B|ded B2A| B2B BAG|dBA G2d|ded B2A|1 G3 G2A:|2 G3 GBd|| |:~g3 fgf|efe d2B|ded d2B|ded B2A| ~g3 fgf|efe d2B|ded B2A|1 G3 GBd:|2 G3 G2A||

OLD FAVOURITE, THE. AKA and see "Kilfenora Jig (2)," "Micko Doyle's Jig." Irish, Jig (6/8 time) or Slide (12/8 time). Ireland, County Clare. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Silberberg): AABB' (Boys of the Lough, Miller & Perron, Songer, Sullivan): AA'BB' (Mallinson). It has been suggested that the title derives from the name a pub, "The Favourite," in Holloway, North London, a rendezvous for Irish musicians and the location of the live Topic recording "Paddy in the Smoke." Source Mac Gabhann/Smith, however, says it is a jig from County Clare, where he learned it (Miller & Perron). Researcher Conor Ward finds a cognate version, the earliest yet known, in a music manuscript from the Duffy Family of Legga, Moyne, County Longford, transcribed c. 1930. In the ms. the jig is vehicle for the second figure of a quadrille set entitled "Spanish Schottische."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - A (Co.) Clare jig learned from fiddler Antóin Mac Gabhann/Tony Smith (County Cavan, lately removed to County Meath, Ireland) [Boys of the Lough, Miller & Perron]; John Keenan [Sullivan]; Laurie Andres [Silberberg].

Printed sources : - Boys of the Lough, 1977; p. 26. Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 67 (appears as untitled slide). Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland, vol. 4), 1976; No. 53. Mallinson (100 Enduring), 1995; No. 66, p. 28. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music, vol. 2), 1977; No. 65. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 29. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 110. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 149. Sullivan (Session Tunes, vol. 3); No. 16, p. 6.

Recorded sources : - Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann No. C18, Tony Smith - "From the Homes of Ireland" (1973. Various artists). Park Records, Kathryn Tickell - "Debatable Lands" (1999. Appears as "Kilfenora"). Philo 1042, Boys of the Lough - "The Piper's Broken Finger" (1976). Transatlantic TRA 311, Boys of the Lough - "The Piper's Broken Finger." Green Linnett SIF1155, Martin Hayes - "Under the Moon" (appears as "Kilfenora Jig"). Green Linnett SIF3084, Four Men and a Dog - "Shifting Gravel" (appears as "Kilfenora Jig" in the key of A Major).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's [2]
Hear flute player Tony Smith play the tune at the Comhaltas Archive [3]
Hear fiddler Antoin Mac Gabhann play the tune at the Comhaltas Archive [4]

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