Maloney’s Wife jig

Also known as Biddy Maloney’s, Malowney’s Wife, McCormack’s, The Milltown, Molloy’s Advice, Molloy’s Wife, Moloney’s Wife.

There are 19 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Battering Ram (a few times), The High Level (a few times) and The Humours Of Ballingarry (a few times).

Maloney’s Wife has been added to 2 tune sets.

Maloney's Wife has been added to 47 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Maloney's Wife
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A/G/ |~F2A AFA|AdB AFD|GBG FGA|BGE EAG|
~F2A AFA|AFA ~d2A|Bcd edB|AFD D2:|
c/d/|eAA Bcd|ecA ~A2F|GBG FGA|BGE Ecd|
[1 eAA Bcd|ecA ~d2A|Bcd edB|AFD D2:|
[2 eAA fAA|ecA ~d2A|Bcd edB|AFD D2||
e/f/|gfg faf|gfe def|gbg fga|bge ~e2f|
gbg faf|gfe ~d2A|Bcd edB|AFD D2:|]
X: 2
T: Maloney's Wife
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AD3 ABA4|DFA AFA|AFA AFD|GGG FGA|BGE ~E2D|
|DFA AFA|AFA dcA|Bcd edB|AFD DDD|
|FAA DFA|DFA AFD|GGG FGA|
|BGE ~E2D|FAA AfA|AFA dcA|Bcd edB|AFD DDD|
|:c/d/|eAA AFA|eAA AFD|GGG FGA|BGE Ecd|
[1|eAA AFA|eAA AFD|dcA Bcd|edB AFD|D3:|
[2|eAA fAA|eAA dcA|Bcd ecB|AFD DDD:|
f|:gbg faf|gfe def|ggg fga|age eef|
|gbg fdf|gfe dcA|Bcd edB|AFD D3:|

Five comments

Maloney’s Wife

My buddy found this tune years ago & always plays it when I’m around. I just din’t hear it often enough to learn it, he’d always say, "C’mon man, it’s got your name in the title" so 3 years or so I just got around to learning it. though you guys might be interested. I don’t know anything on the history or origins of the tune, it’s simple, solid & fun to play.

Maloney’s Wife

I have this tune. After I found the title, I looked it up and found in Andy Kuntz’s Fiddler’s Companion that:
it is from the manuscript collection of retired businessman and Irish music enthusiast John Gillan, collected from musicians in his home county of Longford and the adjoining Leitrim [O’Neill].
Its printed in O’Neill’s; Flaherty (Trip to Sligo); Taylor (Through the Half-Door). It was recorded by Shaskeen.
Also it has been played by Mike Rafferty; Mike McHale; flute player and piper John Ennis, originally from County Kildare [O’Neill].

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Maloney’s Wife

A very similar version of the tune with a different 3rd part is listed as "McCormack’s" in the Hidden Fermanagh book on page 78. Fluter Eddie Duffy is cited as the source. Jim McGrath and Seamus Quinn recorded the 2-part version together on Hidden Fermanagh CD vol.2.