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PRIDE OF THE WEST, THE (Péarla an Iarthair). AKA and see “Jack Coen's Jig (2),” “Jim Conroy's Jig,” “Leg of the Duck (2).” Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was recorded by the Bridge Céilí Band (Robert Gleeson, fiddle). It appears to have been popular in County Galway and, indeed, the composition has been attributed to Galway musician Jim Conroy (from whom fluter Mike Rafferty learned the tune). Conroy was a flute player from Woodford, east County Galway, and a mentor of flutist Jack Coen (Bronx, N.Y.). It was also in the repertoire of Galway-based fiddler Brendan Larrisey.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Clo Iar Chonnachta CICD 165, John Wynne & John McEvoy – “Pride of the West” (2007).

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng’s Irishtune.info [2]
Hear Wynne & McEvoy's 2007 recording on youtube.com [3]




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