Sheela na Gigg

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 Theme code Index    351H 356
 Also known as    Chilling a Gig, She la na Gig, Sheela's Kiss, Sheila's Kiss, Shillin' a Jig
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England, Ireland
 Genre/Style    English, Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece, Slip/Hop Jig
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    9/8
 Structure    AB, ABCC, AABBCC
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:T. Straight and T. Skillern
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Two Hundred and Four Favourite Country Dances vol. 1
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 185, p. 93
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1775
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:She la na Gig T:Sheela na Gigg M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Slip Jig and Country Dance Tune N:The last tune in the dance set Irish Lilt B:Straight and Skillern – Two Hundred and Four Favourite B:Country Dances, vol. 1 (c. 1775, No. 185, p. 93) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D F2G ABc d3|F2G AB=c B3|F2G AB^c d3|F2G AB=c B3:| |:d2d ded cBA|B2B Bcd AFD|d2d ded cBA|B2B BcB AFD:| |:G2A BGE BGE|F2G AFD AFD|G2A BGE BGE|FGA Bcd AF!fermata!D:|]

X:1 T:Chilling a Gig T:Sheela na Gigg M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Slip Jig B:Samuel, Anne & Peter Thompson – The Hibernian Muse B:(London, 1787, No. 53, p. 32) N:”A Collection of the most Favorite Compositions N:of Carolan the Celebrated Irish Bard” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D FGA ABc d3|FGA AB=c B3|FGA ABc d3| FGA AB=c B3||d2d d2{e}d cBA|B2B B2B AGF| d2d d2{e}d cBA|B2B B2B AGF||:G3 BGE BGE| G3 BGB AFD|G3 BGE BGE|G3 BGB AFD:|

X:1 T:Sheela na Gigg N:”Irish” M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig N:A garbled version of a 9/8 time slip jig, and one of several such N:tunes Aird incorrectly barred. B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5 B:(Glasgow, 1797, No. 96, p. 37) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D FGA ABc|d3 FGA|ABc B3::d2d ded| cBA B2B|dcB AGF|d2d dfd|edc Bcd|dcB AFD:|]

X:1 T:Sheelah na Gig M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Air B:John Macpherson Mulhollan – Selection of Irish and Scots Tunes (Edinburgh, 1804, p. 36) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D FGA ABc d3|FGA GB=c B2::d2d ded cBA| c2c cde AFD|ddd ded cBA|B2B Bcd AFD:| |:[B,3E3G3] BGE BGE|G3 BGE AFD|G3 BGE BGE|FGA Bcd AFD:|]

X:1 T:Sheela na Gigg M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Air or Slip Jig B:Hime - Forty Eight Original Irish Dances Never Before B:Printed with Basses (Dublin, 1804, No. 22) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion F: K:D FGA ABc d3|FGA ABc B3:|d2d ded cBA| B2B dcB AFD|d2d dfd edc|Bcd dcB AFD|| B2B BGE BGE|B2B BGE AFD|B2B BGE BGE|FGA Bcd AFD||