Mick’s Delight jig

Also known as Rocky Road To Dublin.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Mick's Delight has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Mick's Delight
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:G|~A3 BAG|ABd ~e3|~A3 ~e3|dBG BAG|
EAA BAG|ABd e2a|age dBe|ABA A2:|
g|~a3 age|aga b2a|~g3 ~a3|~g3 deg|
~a3 age|aga b2a|~g3 dBG|ABA A2g|
~a3 age|aga b2a|~g3 ~a3|~g3 deg|
age age|aga b2a|~g3 dBG|EAA A2||

Four comments

Mick’s Delight

In response to the discussion thread "Name of a tune : any help ?": https://thesession.org/discussions/23335

The version here is from East Galway flute player Sean Moloney’s solo album. Slightly different, but it’s basically the same as what the Corrs play. I suspect the title "Mick’s Delight" is provisional since Sean Moloney informs he learnt it from Mick Clancy, a musician from Co. Leitrim.

As I wrote, this tune shares almost the same first part with James Kelly and Paddy O’Brien’s version of the Rakes of Kildare: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QOAHXK/ref=dm_mu_dp_trk5?ie=UTF8&qid=1260734222&sr=8-2

A dorian jigs all sounds very similar, but this is different from Lilting Banshee, Ten-penny Bit, Mist-Covered Mountain, or all the other well-known Irish jigs in the particular key. To me, it sounds more like an old Scottish pipe jig / march, and in fact it reminds me of "Over the Hills," or the Irish version of Scottish jig / march called "Hills of Glenorchy": https://thesession.org/tunes/842#comment77312

But, yes, it’s different.

aparently, some people say that they have this tune under the name of "Rocky road to dublin"…on some irish compile…I’m really sceptic about that…can anyone confirm that ??