Twopenny Jig (The)

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TWOPENNY JIG, THE (Port na-da-pingine). AKA - "Two-penny Jigg (The)." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). G Dorian (Dublin Magazine, Haverty, Kerr, O'Neill/1001 & Krassen): G Minor (O'Neill/1850 & 1915). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B (Dublin Magazine, Haverty, O'Neill/1915): AA'BB (Kerr): AA'BB' (O'Neill/1001, 1850 & Krassen). Dublin dentist and collector Henry Hudson (1798-1889) remarked in the Dublin Magazine:

A merry pipe-tune, for which we are indebted to Paddy Coneely. One of its many rustic names
may be said to be “The Two-penny Jig.” When we see a tune genuinely belonging to this class,
we always desire to have a drone in the bass, even when arranging it for the piano-forte.

Notwithstanding that O'Neill's tune is identical to Hudson's in every way, O'Neill obtained it from a music manuscript collection given to him by Phillp O'Reilly, a native of County Cavan.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Hudson obtained this "merry pipe tune" from Paddy Coneely, the Galway piper who was much visited by collectors [Hudson]; Phillip O'Reilly music manuscript collection [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 1), 1858; No. 69, p. 30. Henry Hudson (The Dublin Magazine), August, 1942. Francis O'Neill (Music of Ireland. 1850 Melodies), 1903; p. 200, no. 1061. O’Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 265.

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