Condon’s Frolics jig

Also known as An Tuigeadoir, Castletown, Castletown Conners, Castletown Connors, The Condom’s Frolics, Connor’s, Digging For Gold, Made To Measure, Shores Of Lough Reagh, The Shores Of Lough Reagh, The Shores Of Loughrea, The Thatcher’s, The Thatcher.

There are 46 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The House In The Glen (a few times), Tommy Mulhaire’s (a few times), Brendan Tonra’s (a few times), The Mist On The Mountain (a few times) and Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part (a few times).

Condon’s Frolics has been added to 40 tune sets.

Condon's Frolics has been added to 299 tunebooks.

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Ten settings

X: 1
T: Condon's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|eAB c2d|edc BAG|eAB c2d|e2d eag|
eAB c2d|edc ~B3|GBd gdB|1~A3 ABd:|2~A3 A2d||
|:eaa efg|dec BAG|cBc dcd|e2d efg|
eaa efg|dec BAB|GBd gdB|1~A3 A2d:|2~A3 ABd|
X: 2
T: Condon's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
A|Bee Bcd|ABG FED|GFG AGA|B2A Bcd|
Bee Bcd|ABG FEF|DFA dAF|EFE E2:|
A|BEF G2A|BAG FED|BEF G2A|B2A Bed|
BEF G2A|BAG FEF|DFA dAF|EFE E2:|
X: 3
T: Condon's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
fbb fga|efd cBA|d3 ede|f2e f=ga|
fbb fga|efd cBc|Ace aec|1 ~B3 B2e:|2 ~B3 B2=g||
|:fBc d2e|fed cBA|fBc d2e|f2e fba|
fBc d2e|fed cBc|Ace aec|1 ~B3 B2=g:|2 ~B3 B2e||
fbb faf|fed cBA|d3 ede|f2e fba|
fbb faf|fed cBc|Ace aec|~B3 Bde:|
|:fBc d2f|fed cBA|fBc d2e|f2e fba|
fBc d2f|fed cBc|Ace aec|~B3 Bde:|
X: 4
T: Condon's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: eAB ccd | edc BAG | eAB ccd |eed eag |
eAB ccd |[1 edc BAB | GBd gdB | ABA A3 :|
[2 gdc BAB | GBd gdB | ABA A3 ||
|: eaa dgg | dec BAG | cBc dcd | eed efg |
eaa dgg | dec BAB | GBd gdB | ABA A3 :|
X: 5
T: Condon's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
eAB c2d | edc BAG | eAB c2d | eaa eaa |
eAB c2d | edc BAG | ABA gfe | dcB A2 :|
eaa efg | dec BAG | eaa efg | fed efg |
eaa efg | dec BAG | ABA gfe | dcB A2 :|
X: 6
T: Condon's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
eAB c2 d | edc BAG | eAB c2 d | e/f/ed eag |
eAB c2 d | edc B2 A | GB/c/d gfe | dcB A2 :|
eaa efg | dec BAG | e2 a ee/f/g | fed g2 f |
e2 a ee/f/g | dec B2 A | GBd gdB | A/B/cB A2 :|
X: 7
T: Condon's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|eAB c2d|edc BAG|eAB c2d|e2d eag|
eAB c2d|edc B3|GB/c/d gdB|A3 ABd|
eAB c2d|edc Bcd|eAB c2d|e2d eag|
eAB c2d|edc B3|GB/c/d gdB|A3 A2d||
|:eaa efg|dec BAG|cBc dB/c/d|e2d efg|
eaa efg|dec B3|GB/c/d gdB|1A3 A2d:|2A3 ABd|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 8
T: Condon's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
eAB c2e|dcB c2d|eAB c2e|dcd eag|
eAB c2e|d2c Bcd|eAA gfe|dcB A2z:|
|:eaa efg|dec Bcd|eAB c2e|dcd efg|
eaa bag|edc Bcd|eAA gfe|dcB A2z:|]
# Added by Moxhe .
X: 9
T: Condon's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|eAB c2d|edc BAG|eAB c2d|e2d eag|
eAB c2d|edc ~B3|GBd gdB|1~A3 ABd:|2~A3 A2d||
|:eaa efg|dec BAG|cBc dcd|e2d efg|
eaa efg|dec BAB|GBd gdB|1~A3 A2d:|2~A3 ABd|
X: 10
T: Condon's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:eAB c2d|edc Bcd|eAB c2d|e2d eag|
eAB c2d|edc Bcd|GBd gdB|1 A3 a2g :|2 A3 AB/c/d||
|:eaa efg|dec BAG|cGe d3|ded efg|
eaa efg|dec BAB|GBd gdB|1 A3 AB/c/d :|2 A3 a2g||

Eighteen comments

Condon’s folics

Source: Paddy Keenan : Poirt an Phiobaire
Transcription : Gian Marco Pietrasanta

Condon’s folics ??

One of the words in this title must be a misprint !!

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At least one of the words!

Also played with the parts swapped round

Castletown Conners

As far as I know, this tune is more commonly played in Edor. I goes like this:

K: Edor
A|Bee Bcd|ABG FED|GFG AGA|B2A Bcd|
Bee Bcd|ABG FEF|DFA dAF|EFE E2:|
A|BEF G2A|BAG FED|BEF G2A|B2A Bed|
BEF G2A|BAG FEF|DFA dAF|EFE E2:|

Condon’s Frolics

Condon’s Frolics doesn’t sound at all like Castletown Conners.
It does sound very similar to Sliabh Russell to me, though.

There are at least two tunes called Castletown Connors, and this is one of them.

Version from Dervish & Trouble In The Kitchen

X: 1
T: Condon’s Frolics
S: Dervish - Harmony Hill
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Bdor
fbb fga|efd cBA|d3 ede|f2e f=ga|
fbb fga|efd cBc|Ace aec|1 ~B3 B2e:|2 ~B3 B2=g||
|:fBc d2e|fed cBA|fBc d2e|f2e fba|
fBc d2e|fed cBc|Ace aec|1 ~B3 B2=g:|2 ~B3 B2e||

X: 1
T: Condon’s Frolics
S: Trouble In The Kitchen - Down The Broom
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Bmin
fbb faf|fed cBA|d3 ede|f2e fba|
fbb faf|fed cBc|Ace aec|~B3 Bde:|
|:fBc d2f|fed cBA|fBc d2e|f2e fba|
fBc d2f|fed cBc|Ace aec|~B3 Bde:|

Condon’s Frolics

Reading through a Spanish phrase book a few days ago, I found something very funny about the title of this jig. Sorry, I won’t go into detail. Just use your imagination.

As far as I know, pipers like to play this in Ador, but it’s commonly played in Edor, especially in Clare and Galway.

Given as “The Thatcher” ~ rescued duplication

Submitted on June 4th 2009 by olciamis.
~ /tunes/9637

X: 5
T: Thatcher, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Ador
|: eAB ccd | edc BAG | eAB ccd |eed eag |
eAB ccd |[1 edc BAB | GBd gdB | ABA A3 :|
[2 gdc BAB | GBd gdB | ABA A3 ||
|: eaa dgg | dec BAG | cBc dcd | eed efg |
eaa dgg | dec BAB | GBd gdB | ABA A3 :|

‘Comment’ from the above rescued duplication ~

# Posted on June 5th 2009 by olciamis ~ whose English is much better than my Polish…

My english demands polishing because I’m polish. Joke. But please, concentrate and try to understand=)

I haven’t known it for this name by myself. But I have started my adventure with a celtic music with the album Cuilidh by Julie Fowlis and I found this recording here https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/2919, and then I saw the track 6 (not only) is not described yet. The first jig was named The Thatcher, so I accepted this name and tried to write notes.
Condon’s Frolics is actually the same tune. But it demands to connect it with Julie Fowlis>Cuilidh>track 6>1st jig

# Posted on June 5th 2009 by olciamis

“The Thatcher” / “An Tuigeadoir”

"O’Neill’s Music of Ireland", 1903, tune # 1036

“O’Neill’s Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies”, 1903, page 193, tune #1036

X: 1036
T: Thatcher, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
S: O’Neill’s Music of Ireland, 1850 Melodies", 1903, page 193, tune #1036
K:Ador
g/f/ |\
eAB c2d | edc BAG | eAB c2d | eaa eaa |
eAB c2d | edc BAG | ABA gfe | dcB A2 :|
|: d |\
eaa efg | dec BAG | eaa efg | fed efg |
eaa efg | dec BAG | ABA gfe | dcB A2 :|

Given with 3 sharps, but there ain’t no way it’s A Major:
http://www.freesheetmusic.net/oneills12.html
http://www.freesheetmusic.net/oneills12/TheThatcher.pdf

“The Thatcher” ~ another take

X: 7
T: Thatcher, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Ador
g/f/ |\
eAB c2 d | edc BAG | eAB c2 d | e/f/ed eag |
eAB c2 d | edc B2 A | GB/c/d gfe | dcB A2 :|
|: g |\
eaa efg | dec BAG | e2 a ee/f/g | fed g2 f |
e2 a ee/f/g | dec B2 A | GBd gdB | A/B/cB A2 :|

Another title

As usual, Josephine Keegan has a different title for this tune. You can find it as Made to Measure on page 119 of her 2004 collection ‘A Drop in the Ocean’.

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Condon’s Frolics, X:8

This setting appears in O’Neill’s Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, 1922, no. 128, as Digging for Gold.

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