This jig sprouts at our local session about every other week. Nobody has a name for it yet, so if you recognize it, please let me know and I’ll post the name(s). The B part is gymnastic, at least on fiddle, but well worth the trouble. A good tune to remind us all to minimize excess motion in our arms, hands, and fingers if we want to keep up with those whistle players….
This is actually called The Champion Jig or Spokes Jig.
"Cape Breton’s Own"
A close relative, both played by Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald, an amazing Cape Breton dance fiddler:
Also to be found under this name in:
"Jerry Holland’s Collection of Fiddle Tunes"
Cranford Publications ~ http://www.cranfordpub.com/
282 tunes ~ Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton standards and compositions…
"The Champion Jig" ~ attributed to Cape Breton fiddler Dan Hughie MacEachern
Another Champion Jig associated with Cape Breton is in the Jerry Holland Collection, No. 251, pg. 72. Very nice tune, in the key of F Major this time. Swear I’ve seen in it Ryan’s or Kerr’s, too. Perhaps I’ll put some of these obscure tunes up on the Ew Tyube when I have a chance. Or Internet Archive.
Should also say that I learned this other tune from Winston Fitzgerald’s playing, on Celtic CX34, Winston ‘Scotty’ Fitzgerald & His Radio Entertainers.
Oops, I see that the tune Ceolachan linked to above played by ‘Scotty’ is my tune. Only why wouldn’t Paul Cranford know that title?
The Champion, X:2
I got his from here:
The 2nd here is similar - but quite different too…
Old recording, more similar to the first
The Champion, X:3
Setting 3 is from the playing of Buddy MacMaster from the CD The Judique Flyer, Track 9 E-Minor Jigs. It’s the last tune in this set.
X: 4 & X: 5 ~ "The Champion"
The second of two jigs making up the medley "The Wanderer", as recorded by "The Flanagan Brothers", and these and that notation can be found here:
X: 4 ~ # Added by b.maloney - December 27th, 2003
X: 5 ~ # Added by Mc twist - March 19th, 2013
X: 6 ~ "The Champion"
T: Mike Flanagan’s Jig
S: De Dannan: 1/2 Set in Harlem
Z: Philippe Varlet
The last two parts of a 4-part transcription…