X:1 T:Shilanagary M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:William Vickers 1770 music manuscript collection B: http://www.farnearchive.com/show_images.asp?id=R0307404&image=1 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G GBB Acc|GBB c2e|GBB cAd|BGG G3:| |:GBd g2a|ecc c3|fga aba|fdd d3| GBd gag|ece f2e|BGG cAA|BGG G3:|]
SHILANAGARY. AKA and see "Drunken Parson (The)," "I would but I dare not," "Repley's Delight," "She la negari," "Shilling O' Gairey." English, Jig (6/8 time). England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title is a variation of “Sheela na Gigg/Gig,” the name for one of the Celtic fertility goddesses and, in for a few hundred years, an allegorical name for Ireland. See also “Shee La Na Quira” from Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, "Sheela Ó Gara (1)," "Celia O'Gara" and others.