Gan Ainm - anyone recognise it ?
First jig in a set of 3 from a cassette tape of a recording of students of the "West Clare School of Music", made in 1993. Searched here on some of the "abc" fragments but couldn’t find it - does anyone recognise it ?
Could be this jig
I have tried to find a match in G with tunepal with no success. So I have tried in A, and I have got this as first choice:
B:Francis O’NeilL:"The Dance Music of Ireland" (1907) no. 165
Z:Transcribed by Frank Nordberg - http://www.musicaviva.com
d|cee Ace|dfa ecA|def ecA|GBB B2d|dee efg|agf ecA|(f/g/a).f ecA|BAA A2:|
|:d|cAA eAA|(f/g/a).f ecA|cAA eAA|GBB B2d|cAA eAA|(f/g/a).f ecA|agf eac|B
W:From Musica Viva - http://www.musicaviva.com
W:the Internet center for free sheet music downloads.
It looks very much like an advanced version of the proposed tuned. I suspect that it was transposed and simplified for educational reasons …
Note that the 2nd choice from TunePal is :
|:cee a2e|faf ecA|def ecA|GBB B2e|
cee a2e|faf ecA|def ecA|BAA A3:|
|:cAA eAA|fAA eAA|cAA eAA|GBB B2e|
cAA eAA|fef efg|agf eAc|BAA A3:|
Very similar too …
Kenny, I found one online ABC collection which identifies the A major setting of this exact tune as "Lovely Nancy":
The Charlie Stewart / Charlie Mack’s variant is in Ryan’s / Cole’s under the title "Prince Charles". Also listed as "Prince Charles " in the Fiddler’s Companion.
I suspect these A settings started out as piping tunes in A Mix that were later prettified. The change to G is common enough when these A tunes move west to the next island. 🙂
The |cAA eAA| etc. figure also reminds me of The Tripper’s that I posted here a few months ago, and that you (Kenny) and I discussed at the time. But I suppose it’s a common enough figure not to make any assumptions.
Re: Lovely Nancy
I just found my setting in "G" in "Treoir" Issue #2 from 1990. Title was "Lovely Nancy", and it was sourced from John Maguire, father of fiddler Sean Maguire. I’ve changed the main title to "Lovely Nancy" and have "Charlie Stewart" [ which could suggest Scottish origins ] as the alternative title.
Glad I found it - I’d forgotten about this one.