Jiga Misteriosa Y Maravillosa jig

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One setting

X: 1
T: Jiga Misteriosa Y Maravillosa
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
AcA age|A2A age|ege dBA|GEG cBA|
AcA age|AAA age|ege dBA|GEG A3:|
efe cBA|BAG cBA|ABc eee|gag dcB|
ded cBA|BAG AGE|ABc edc|BAG A2A:|
AcA gdB|Gdc BAG|AcA gdB|Gdc B2B|
AcA gdB|Gdc BAG|AcA ded|BAG AAA:|

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Magical Mystery Jig

This is an amazing three-part jig whose name and origin I would like to know for certain (was it written by Milladoiros’ gaitero Xosé V. Ferreirós, as the sleeve notes on O Berro Seco suggest?)
I’ve temporarily renamed it ‘Jiga misteriosa y maravillosa’..!

I’ve never heard this tune played at a session (or anywhere else than on the said album for the matter) and no musician, archive scouring or email to Milladoiro’s website has yielded any more information on the subject…

Thanks for your help…

¡Por favor, ayudame con la origen y el título de esta melodia tan bonita! Gracias.

B minor version

This tune, the second of the ‘A Cruz Davella’ set, can be heard played in A minor at:
http://www.yes.fm/musica/Milladoiro/O-Berro-Seco/A-cruz-davella.html (as a sample only if you’re not registered)

but it plays equally well, if not better, in B minor:

X: 1
T: Jiga Misteriosa y Maravillosa
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
BdB baf|B2B baf|faf ecB|AFA dcB|BdB baf|BBB baf|faf ecB|AFA B3 :|
fgf dcB|cBA dcB|Bcd fff|aba edc|efe dcB|cBA BAF|Bcd fed|cBA B2B:|
BdB aec|Aed cBA|BdB aec|Aed c2c|BdB aec|Aed cBA|BdB efe|cBA BBB:||

(Note that the Fnatural in the Aminor version can be omitted altogether for ease of fingering…)

Yep, that’s the tune but not necessarily the most enticing version.
The full A Cruz Davela set can be heard at:

Lovely intro (in C): 0’ => 0’53"
Lovely scottische type tune (in C): 0’54" => 1’50"
Brilliant 6/8 jig in A minor: 1’51" til the end.

Just realised Milladoiro play the 3rd part only once and not twice as I submitted..

I wasn’t suggesting that it was enticing, nor juxtaposing it with Milladoiro’s rendition - it says that the tune is traditional in that clip. Isn’t that something you were asking about?

A Cruz Davella jig

Actually, my ABC departs from the original in several places (I also tend to play part1, bar2; < ege dcA > by the way)
The version below is as heard on the original LP (Side1, Track2).

X: 1
T: "Jiga Misteriosa Y Maravillosa"
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amin
AcA age|AcA age|ege dBA|GEG cBA|AcA age|AcA age|ege dBA|GEG A3 :|
efe cBA|BAG cBA|ABc efe|gag dcB|ded cBA|BAG AGE|cBA edc|BAG A3:|
AcA gdB|Gdc BAB|AcA gdB|Gdc B3|AcA gdB|Gdc BAG|ABA ded|BAG A3||

Apart from that nice nyah-y slidey-glidey ‘B3’ (3rd part, 2d time around), they play without variations. They end the tune on the second part.
They tend to stress the 1st beat of the bar ‘as well’ as the off beat… (as well as playing 6/8 almost like a 2/4: <A/c/A a/g/e|A/c/A a/g/e|…> ) Still, I love it.

Oh aye, totally.
It sounds traditional in a general kind of way to me too, but does it sound traditional Portuguese / Galician? And do we know the name of the composer or what (s)he had in mind when s(he) came up with this ‘jig’? And is it well known and widely played somewhere? And since when?
That’s what I’d like to know!
(If it is a Portuguese traditional, played in a Portuguese traditional kind of way, my comments above about the strange -or lack of- lilt in the interpretation will sound out of place, but I assume this personal preference)
Thanks anyhow!

I don’t know enough about Galaico-Portugués to determine whether the tune is typical of that culture. However, that clip does seem to cast doubt on whether it is a Milladoiro composition. I wasn’t aware that there was a Galaico-Portugués cancioneiro with musical notation either, but it may help track down its origin.