An Siocán Sneachta jig

Also known as An Siochán Sneachta, Snow Showers.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

An Siocán Sneachta has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: An Siocán Sneachta
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
B,CD E3|FEE FEE|B,CD EFG|FEE E2F|
GBG FAF|EFE DB,A,|B,2E EDE|1 FEE E2D:|2 FEE E3||
|:efe dBA|BdB AFD|efe dBA|Bcd e2f|
gee fed|edB AFd|DFA dAF|1 FEE E3:|2 FEE E2=c||
|:BGG AFF|GAG FED|BGG AFF|GAF E2=c|
BGG AFF|GAG FED|B,2E EDE|1 FEE E2=c:|2 FEE E2D||

Seven comments

Gan Ainm

Transcription is a composite of two YouTube videos. The Internet has been looking for the name of this jig for a couple of years now. Maybe a new composition with hints of Winnie Hayes’ Jig and The Old Grey Goose? Style-wise, I’m also reminded of Doorus Mill. I’d be willing to bet it’s a Jackie Daly composition that’s been picked up by other box players.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny0wqN98Af4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX1BTQtgwIY

Re: Gan Ainm

I think I know this as Anthony Fawley’s Jig

Re: Gan Ainm

The last one in Siobhan Peoples’ set in the video is Anthony Frawley’s, but this first one is something else.

Re: Gan Ainm

Gorgeous video!!

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Re: An Siocán Sneachta

This tune was written by accordionist Joe Carey from Geesala, Co. Mayo. He wrote it one cold January some years ago, the title referring to the fieldfare bird common to Mayo in the winter.

https://www.birdwatchireland.ie/IrelandsBirds/Thrushes/Fieldfare/tabid/1139/Default.aspx

Siocán / shuck-awn / instead of the dictionary form "sacán" is the West of Ireland name for the bird. For details see under fieldfare here:

http://gofree.indigo.ie/~cocaomh/English-Irish%20Dictionary.htm