This jig is fairly widely played with the best known recorded version of it being associated with Noel Hill and Tony McMahon. It’s normally followed by Joe Coe Cooley’s Delight which I’ll post shortly.
The Peacock’s Feather
I wasn’t the one who put this as an alternative title because The Peacock’s feather is more commonly assosciated with a hornpipe of the same name. Anyway, despite this, it is called The Peacock’s Feather on the Beginish album.
The Queen of the Fair: https://thesession.org/tunes/772
The Morning Lark
A tasteful interpretation of the tune by young E. Clare fiddler Sorcha Costello:
Here is the version of the tune I’ve been playing:
|:B|AFD D2A,|DEF Adc|BGG dGG|BAG BdB|
AFD D2A,|DEF ABc|def gfe|fdc d2:|
|:B|Add fdd|add fdB|Add fdd|edB BdB|
Add fdd|add fdd|~f3 ede|fdc d2:|
I learnt the tune from Mary MacNamara’s concertina playing, but my version is now different from the recorded version here and there.
Isn’t this the same version that O’Grada plays on Top of Coom and calls it Peacock’s Feather?
An old tune
This tune appears multiple times, under various titles (including ‘The Thrush’s Nest’) in the O’Neill collections.
Called ‘Cooley’s’ on Track 1 of Kitty Hayes Remembered CD.
The Morning Lark, X:3
Recorded at ‘Fleadh Nua’ festival in Ennis, 2014. Cnat in bar 2 is unexpected and nice.
X: 4 “The Peacock’s Feather” / “Cleite Na Péacóige”
"Johnny O’Leary: An Calmfhear: The Trooper"
16. ) "Cleite Na Péacóige" / "The Peacock’s Feather"
“The Peacock’s Feather” / “Cleite Na Péacóige” ~ another transcription
"Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra: Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border"
edited by Terry Moylan
The Lilliput Press, Dublin, 1994
pages 72 & 73, tune #125