Con Cassidy’s jig

Also known as Crossing The Oily River, Sligo Quadrills: No.2.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Con Cassidy’s has been added to 9 tune sets.

Con Cassidy's has been added to 97 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Con Cassidy's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|B3 BAB|d2c A2F|G3GFG|BAG A2B|
c3 cBc|e2d B2c|ded cAF|1~G3 G2A:|2~G3 G2g:|
|:f2d def|gfg a2g|f2d ded|c2A A2g|
f2d def|gfg a2g|fed ed^c|1d3 d2g:|2ded cdc||
X: 2
T: Con Cassidy's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|"G"B3 BAB|"Am"d2c A2F|"Em"G3GFG|"G"BAG"D" A2B|"C"c3 cBc|"G"e2d B2c|"D"d
ed cAF|1"G"~G3 G2A:|2"G"~G3 G2g:|
|:"D"f2d def|"C/D"gfg a2g|"D"f2d ded|"Am/D"c2A A2g|"D"f2d def|"C/D"gfg a
2g|"D"fed "Am/D"ed^c|1"D"d3 d2g:|"D"2ded
X: 3
T: Con Cassidy's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
d|c2c cBc|e2d B2c|A2A AGA|cdc B2c|
d2d dcd|f2e edc|B2B BAB|A3 A2:|
|: g|a3 efg|a2e c2e|edc cBA|cdc B2g|
a3 efg|a2a fga|gbe af^d|fee e2:|

Eight comments

Source: Altam : "The Red Crow"
Transcription: g.m.p.

On of those tunes that make me happy.

Con Cassidy’s

Great melody - was it ever played as a slide in the Sliabh Luachra style as when I started humming it, it had a slide feel to it? However, the geography would suggest otherwise with Con Cassidy being a Donegal fiddler and also the Altan connection.

Wow, this was one of the first jigs I ever learned, and I forgot how much I liked it! It was also one of the first tunes I ever put it in a set — followed by Irish Washerwoman (i *said* it was when I was a beginner) and Merrily Kiss the Quaker. I remember I was so proud of that set… LOL

Con Cassidy’s (jig) with chords

T:Con Cassidy’s Jig
M:6/8
L:1/8
S:Altan : The Red Crow
R:jig
Z:g.m.p
K:G
|"G"B3 BAB|"Am"d2c A2F|"Em"G3GFG|"G"BAG"D" A2B|"C"c3 cBc|"G"e2d B2c|"D"d
ed cAF|1"G"~G3 G2A:|2"G"~G3 G2g:|
|:"D"f2d def|"C/D"gfg a2g|"D"f2d ded|"Am/D"c2A A2g|"D"f2d def|"C/D"gfg a
2g|"D"fed "Am/D"ed^c|1"D"d3 d2g:|"D"2ded
cdc||

Con Cassidy’s, X:3

I transcribed this tune from the Leonard-Kernan MS, c.1844-1850, of Abbeyshrule, Co. Longford. It’s the second tune in a set of quadrilles entitled ‘Sligo Quadrills’.