Annotation:Séamus Connolly's Jig (2)

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SÉAMUS CONNOLLY’S JIG [2]. AKA – “McKenna's Jig.” AKA and see "O'Meara's." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Séamus Connolly's Jig (2)" was composed under that title by the late County Tipperary fiddler Seán Ryan (d. 1985), and is included in his collection The Hidden Ireland. Seamus Connolly, who won the All-Ireland fiddle championship in 1961 and 1963. He is now director of Boston College’s famed Irish music program. It is a different tune than “Séamus Connolly's Jig (1)."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - “based partly on the playing of Paddy Reynolds (1920-2005) of (Staten Island,) New York, who used it to accompany step dancers” [Miller & Perron].

Printed sources : - Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music, vol. 1), 1977; No. 49 (appears as “McKenna’s Jig”). Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 22. Ryan (The Hidden Ireland), 11.

Recorded sources: -Shanachie Records 29002, Kathleen Collins – “Traditional Music of Ireland” (1976).

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