Trip to Athlone (A)

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TRIP TO ATHLONE(, A). AKA - "Maid of Athlone (The)." AKA and see “Newport Lass (The).” Irish, Jig (6/8 time). D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The popular jig "Trip to Athlone" was first recorded by The Rosaleen Quartet (flute player Eddie Meehan and Leitrim flute player John McKenna, with fiddler Larry Recdican and an unknown piano player) in New York in 1937 (paired with "Hag with the Money (The)]" and released on a Decca 78 RPM (under the alternate title "Newport Lass"). The jig was also recorded by the Tulla Ceili Band, Tulla, County Clare, and by east Clare fiddlers Paddy Canny and P.J. Hayes in 1959. Some sources give the key as ‘D’ major, but Randy Miller says a “close hearing (to the Canny/Hayes recording) confirms the use of the C natural throughout.”

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Rod Miller (Antrim, N.H.) [Miller & Perron].

Printed sources : - Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 253, p. 145. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music vol. 2), 1977; No. 16. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 39. Susan Songer w. Clyde Curley (Portland Collection, vol. 2), 2005; p. 209.

Recorded sources : - Columbia CAL505-1 (78 RPM), Paddy O’Brien (195?). Decca W.4185 (78 RPM), The Rosaleeh Quartet (1937). Drumlin Records BMNCD1, Brian McNamara - "A Piper's Dream" (2000). Harp 10, Paddy Canny & P.J. Hayes (east Clare) - "All Ireland Champions Violin" (1959). JAR Productions JAR0217, John Whelan - "From the Heart" (2002). John McKenna Society MCKSOC002, John McKenna - "The Music and Life of John McKenna: The Buck from the Mountain" (2014. Reissue recordings). Shanachie 78030, Danú – "Think Before You Think" (2000). Voyager VRCD 342, Rodney Miller – “Rodney Miller’s All-Round Collection of Jigs, Reels and Country Airs.”

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng’s [2]

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