Tommy Mulhaire's Jig

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TOMMY MULHAIRE'S JIG. AKA and see "Carolan's Fancy (1)," "Castletown Conners (2)," " O'Carolan's Fancy (2)," "Ned Coleman's Jig (2), " "[O'Connell's Welcome to Parliament (2)]]."Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. According to New York button-accordion player Jim Coogan, the tune was composed by Martin Mulhaire from Eyrecourt, County Galway, in honor of his father Tommy, a music teacher and composer. FiddlerSeamus Connolly, however, says that it was Tommy himself who "put this lovely jig in circulation around 1958. He composed the tune during the time he lived near Eyrecourt in Co. Galway, just before he settled in Galway City…” Tommy Mulhaire played fiddle and accordion, among other instruments, remarks Connolly, and was a sought-after teacher who had a talent for encouraging young musicians. The title “Castletown Conners” is sometimes miss-applied to this jig owing to the fact that the two were famously recorded together in a medley.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Jim McElhone (County Derry) [Mulvihill].

Printed sources : - Connolly & Martin (Forget Me Not), 2002; pp. 112-113. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 6, p. 66. Songer & Curley (Portland Collection vol. 2), 2005; p. 208.

Recorded sources : - Green Linnet SIF 1052, Kevin Burke - "Up Close" (1984). Tara Records 4008, “Josephine Marsh” (1996. Appears as “O’Carolan’s Fancy”).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]



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