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PIPER’S PUNCH. AKA and see "Jackson's Punch," "Jackson's Rum Punch," "Jackson’s Rum Toddy." Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB’. The sole source for the tune is Armagh ceili band leader Johnny Pickering. It has no apparent antiquity, nor any connection with the famous gentleman-piper Walker "Piper" Jackson.
Source for notated version: a recording (“Céirniní 78") by fiddler Johnny Pickering, from Northern Ireland, on which it is listed as “Jackson’s Punch” [Black]. The tune was also recorded by English BBC collector Peter Kennedy in Armagh, 1952, from the playing of accordion player and fiddler Johnny Pickering (1920-1964) of Moy, Co. Tyrone. Kennedy had the title as "Jackson's Rum Punch."
Printed sources: Black (Music’s the Very Best Thing), 1996; No. 148, p. 78.
Recorded sources: Topic Records, Johnny Pickering - "The Flax in Bloom" (2014. Various artists). Angelina Carberry - "Pluckin' Mad" (2014).