The Cuigiu Lasses jig

Also known as Cúigiú Lassies, The Cuigiu Lassies, The Provincial Lasses.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Cuigiu Lasses has been added to 26 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Cuigiu Lasses
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BAB G2D|EDE GED|D2D DEG|A2A AGE|
BAB G2D|EDE GED|D2D DEG|ABA G2A:|
|:BAB dBd|ede fgg|ABB AGE|EAA AGE|
BAB dBd|ede fgg|ABB AGE|EFD G2A:|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Cuigiu Lasses
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BAB G2D|EDE GED|~G3 AGE|ABA AGA|
BAB G2D|EDE GED|~G3 AGE|GAG G2A:|
BAB GBd|ede g2e|dBG AGE|ABA AGA|
BAB GBd|ede g2e|dBG AGE|GAG G2A|
BAB GBd|ede g2e|dBG AGE|ABA AGA|
BAB G2D|EDE GED|~G3 AGE|GAG G2A||
ABC

Eight comments

From John Doyle record

I first heard this tune on a recording by John Doyle and picked it for whistle practice.
The record is called "Evening comes early".

This is a tune from East Mayo. it was collected by Joe Byrne of Aghamore, a village beside Cuigiu, and he included in a collection by Ceolaras Coleman in Gurteen called the Mountain Road. To the best of my knowledge it was composed by a woman called Mary Kate Mulkeen but I will clarify this as soon as i get a chance. Cuigiu is in the parish of Knock.

I have a slightly different version of this tunes which I will post here soon. have never heard it playewd outside of the East Mayo area. Lovely to see it up here!

I just learned it from a book / CD of June McCormack’s- Fliuit. Her version is somewhat differen, much more flute friendly as you’d expect.

Sláinte, that’s a great tune I have to learn immediately!
Thanks

It sounds like a variant of Seamus Cooley’s aka The Bohola.