Annotation:Shaskeen Jig

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X:1 T:Shaskeen Jig M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:150 C:Brendan Tonra R:double jig K:D e | ~f3 edB | {d}BAF {G}FEF | EDB, DFA | {d}BAF Ade | ~f3 edB | {d}BAF {G}FEF | EDB, DFA | Bdc d2  :| |:e | ~f3 afe | dB/2c/2d BAF | AFE DFA | {d}BAF EFA | ~B3 AFE | DFA {d}BAF | Ade faf | edc d2  :||

SHASKEEN JIG. AKA and see "Flowers of Antrim (2)," "Humors of Milltown (4)," "Josie's Visit," "Paddy McMahon's." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by fiddler Brendan Tonra (1936-2014). Originally from Gowlan, County Mayo, near the Sligo border, Tonra emigrated to Boston in 1959 and thereafter became a fixture of the Irish music scene in that city. Through the 1960s he played in the Tara Ceili Band with Larry Reynolds, Tom Garvey and others, followed by the Connaught Ceili Band with Jimmy and Sally Kelly, Mike McDonagh and others. Tonra named the jig "Josie's Visit" after his sister, Josie Duffy of County Sligo; the title "Shaskeen" comes from association with the ceili band of that name.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Brendan Tonra (A Musical Voyage with Brendan Tonra).

Recorded sources: -Larraga MMR112000, Mike & Mary Rafferty - "The Road from Ballinakill" (2001).

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