Paddy McMahon’s jig

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

There are 118 recordings of a tune by this name.

Paddy McMahon's has been added to 35 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…