The Queen Of Mayo jig

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Queen Of Mayo has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Queen Of Mayo has been added to 52 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Queen Of Mayo
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B3 BAG|EFG ABc|dgg efg|fed cAF|
DBB BAG|EFG ABc|dge fed|1cAF G2A:|2cAF G2z||
|:Ad^c dfa|agf g3|A^ce efg|gfe f2e|
d^cd a^ga|bag gfg|age A^ce|1ed^c d2B:|2ed^c d2=c||
X: 2
T: The Queen Of Mayo
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B3 BAG|EFG ABc|dgg efg|fed cAF|
DBB BAG|EFG ABc|dge fed|1cAF G2A:|2cAF G2z||
|:Add df/g/a|agf g3|A^ce efg|gfe f2e|
dAd afa|bgg gfg|age A^ce|1ed^c d2B:|2ed^c d2=c||
# Added by JACKB .

Five comments

This is a composition of the great Leitrim fiddler, Charlie Lennon. I first learnt it a banjo workshop at the South Sligo Summer School, Tubbercurry, last year. It aperas on Charlie Lennon’s own recording, "Musical Memories, Vol. I".

Kings Of Inishbofin

Lovely jig. First heard it recorded by Vinnie Kilduff. along wth another Charlie composition, "The Queen Of Mayo". Neither of these two jigs seem to have entered the tradition as easily as some of Charlie’s other tunes - a great pity, as these are as good as any of his compositions.

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Wrong title

“spoon” – whoever gave you this tune at Tubercurry got the titles of the 2 Charlie Lennon tunes recorded by Vinnie Kilduff mixed up. This isn’t “The Kings Of Inishbofin” – it’s the 2nd of the 2 jigs, “The Queen Of Mayo”. In the interests of accuracy, you might like to change the title, and I’ll post “The Kings Of Inishbofin” in the next few days.

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This tune was played at by u12 fiddle at leinster fleadh 2006. Adjudicator said it was not a suitable tune! we were amazed.