Sir Phillip McHugh
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SIR PHILLIP McHUGH (An Saoi Pilib Mic-Aeda). AKA – “Phillip McCue,” "Sir Phillip MacQue." AKA and see “Funny Mistake (The),” "Pilib an Cheó." Irish, English; Slip Jig (9/8 time). G Major (O'Neill): D Major (Callaghan, Kennedy, Sing Out). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Sir Phillip McHugh," the slip jig, appears in several collections around the turn of the 19th century and in its early decades. It was published in England in dancing master Thomas Wilson’s Companion to the Ball Room (1816), where its provenance is given as "Irish". The slip jig was entered into the 1798 music manuscript collection of Joshua Jackson (Harrogate, North Yorkshire), as an untitled piece. Uillean piper O'Farrell printed a version of the tune with variation sets in London in the first decade of the 19th century under the title "Phillip McCue." Later, George Petrie printed a version as "Pilib an Cheó" ("A Munster Hop Jig"), given to him by collector P.W. Joyce.
Paul de Grae notes that the tune may have been used for a song in honor of Philip McHugh O'Reilly  (1599-c. 1664), an Irish military commander in the rebellion of 1641 and brother-in-law to Owen Roe O'Neill.
- Paul de Grae, "Notes to Sources of Tunes in the O'Neill Collections, 2017.