Paddy McMahon’s jig

Also known as The Flowers Of Antrim, Josie’s Visit, Mike Rafferty’s, The Shaskeen.

There are 121 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Liffey Banks (lots of times), The Bag Of Spuds (a few times), Eileen Curran (a few times), The Rambling Pitchfork (a few times).

Paddy McMahon's has been added to 36 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Paddy McMahon's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:~f3 edB|BAF AFE|DFA AFA|BAF Ade|
fzf edB|BAF AFE|DFA AFA|Bdc d2z:|
|:~f3 afe|dBd BAF|BAF DAD|BAF E2z|
B/c/dB AFE|DFA BAF|Ade faf|edc d2z:|
ABC
X: 2
T: Paddy McMahon's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f3 edB | BAF FEF | EDB, DFA | BAF Ade |
f3 edB | BAF FEF | EDB, DFA | Bdc d3 :|
f3 afe | dcd BAF | AFE DFA | BAF EFA |
B/2c/2dB AFA | DFA BAF | Ade faf | edc d3 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: Paddy McMahon's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
~f3 edB|BAF FEF|~E3 DFA|B/c/dB Ade|
faf edB|BAF FEF|~E3 DFA|BAF Dde:|
|:~f3 afe|dcd ~B3|AFE DFA|BAF EFA|
~B3 AFE|DFA B/c/dB|Ade ~f3|edc cde:|
ABC
X: 4
T: Paddy McMahon's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
From Martin Mulvihill
f3 edB | BAF FEF | EDB, DFA | BAF Ade |
f3 edB | BAF FEF | EDB, DFA | Bdc d3 :|
f3 afe | dBd BAF | BAF DFA | BAF EFA |
B/2c/2dB AFE | DFA BAF | Ade faf | gec d3 :|
ABC

Nine comments

Paddy McMahon’s (jig)

Source: Jimmy Noonan - The maple leaf
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

Flowers of Antrim

Tola Custy has a slightly different version of this that I learned off of the recording he made with Cyril O’Donoghue called, "Setting Free." The title he gives it is, "The Flowers of Antrim."

I was going to learn and post this tune! Mike Rafferty recorded it as The Shaskeen on "The Road from Ballinakill." I heard it on a rather old tape recording of The Leeds Ceili Band too.

I heard Mick, Louise and Michelle Mulcahy also play this jig as The Shaskeen on Culan some months ago. I can’t understand what Robbie Hannon says, but he mentions Eddie Moloney, possibly as the source of the tune.

Josie’s Visit: Another transcription with comments

http://www.thesession.org/tunes/5712

X: 1
T: Gan Ainm
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
f3 edB | BAF FEF | EDB, DFA | BAF Ade |
f3 edB | BAF FEF | EDB, DFA | Bdc d3 :|
f3 afe | dcd BAF | AFE DFA | BAF EFA |
B/2c/2dB AFA | DFA BAF | Ade faf | edc d3 :|


"From the playing of Joe Cooley"
I transcribed this from the playing of Joe Cooley. I had a tape given to me several years ago with few details on it. I’ve done an advanced search but cannot find it in the session archives. Can anyone put a name to it. I’m considering putting it as the lead tune in a set with Garrett Barry’s and Morrisons. Any thoughts and comments gratefully received. Thanks in advance.

# Posted on April 27th 2006 by hetty


A great jig Hetty - are there any more unusual tunes on that Joe Cooley tape? Unfortunately, there’s very little recorded music by Joe in existence.

# Posted on April 27th 2006 by Bannerman


"The Shaskeen"
I know this as the Shaskeen (http://www.thesession.org/tunes/5197) from the playing of Mike Rafferty.

# Posted on April 28th 2006 by whoosis


Great tune though it’s a duplicated post. It seems J. Cooley and Mike Rafferty are both from East Galway.

# Posted on April 28th 2006 by slainte


I would have thought that the advanced search would have uncovered this as the Shaskeen however thanks for that and yes there are some more worthwhile tunes on my cassette which I will look at and submit if not already here.

# Posted on April 28th 2006 by hetty


"Josie’s Visit by Brendan Tonra"
This is a composition of Mayo fiddler Brendan Tonra, a long-time resident of Boston, Mass. It’s often called after the Shaskeen band, but Brendan’s own name, commemorating Josie McDermott’s 1980s trip to the US I believe, was "Josie’s Visit." It was published in his collection "A Musical Voyage with Brendan Tonra."

# Posted on May 11th 2006 by blarneystar

Josie’s Visit

Here’s a setting I got from a friend here on thesession.org in January of this year:

X: 1
T: Josie’s Visit
C: Brendan Tonra
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
~f3 edB|BAF FEF|~E3 DFA|B/c/dB Ade|
faf edB|BAF FEF|~E3 DFA|BAF Dde:|
|:~f3 afe|dcd ~B3|AFE DFA|BAF EFA|
~B3 AFE|DFA B/c/dB|Ade ~f3|edc cde:|

six years ago, slainte said:

>> commemorating Josie McDermott’s 1980s trip to the US I believe, was "Josie’s Visit." It was published in his collection "A Musical Voyage with Brendan Tonra." <<

In that book, slainte, it says: "For my sister, Josie." Presumably Josie Tonra, not McDermott?

I’ve been meaning to look up the name of this tune for ages, hence the delay in making this comment…