Paddy Stack's Fancy Jig

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PADDY STACK’S FANCY JIG. AKA - "Paddy Stack's Favorite." AKA and see “Lyon's Favourite,” “Maurice Carmody's Favourite,” “Morrison's Jig (1),” “Stick Across the Hob (The).” Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABC. O’Neill (1922) remarks: “This fine jig, remarkable for originality of composition, and the technique essential to giving it adequate expression, is a masterpiece of execution at the hands of the amiable Patrick Stack who obligingly scored it on paper, after charming us with it on his fiddle - Coming from Jerry Breen the much admired blind fiddler of North Kerry, it was preserved in the Rice-Walsh manuscript and is now recorded for print for the first time.”

Source for notated version: the Rice-Walsh manuscript, a collection of music from the repertoire of Jeremiah Breen, a blind fiddler from North Kerry, notated by his student [O’Neill].

Printed sources: O’Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 142.

Recorded sources: Talcon Records KG240, Paddy Cronin – “The House in the Glen” (197?. As "Paddy Stack's Favorite")




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