From John Doyle record
I first heard this tune on a recording by John Doyle and picked it for whistle practice.
The record is called "Evening comes early".
This is a tune from East Mayo. it was collected by Joe Byrne of Aghamore, a village beside Cuigiu, and he included in a collection by Ceolaras Coleman in Gurteen called the Mountain Road. To the best of my knowledge it was composed by a woman called Mary Kate Mulkeen but I will clarify this as soon as i get a chance. Cuigiu is in the parish of Knock.
I have a slightly different version of this tunes which I will post here soon. have never heard it playewd outside of the East Mayo area. Lovely to see it up here!
I just learned it from a book / CD of June McCormack’s- Fliuit. Her version is somewhat differen, much more flute friendly as you’d expect.
Listen to Tim McHugh play the jig on the flute: http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/sound/cuigiu-lasses-jigs-tim-mchugh
Sláinte, that’s a great tune I have to learn immediately!
It sounds like a variant of Seamus Cooley’s aka The Bohola.
Yes, there are a few related tunes like this one: https://thesession.org/tunes/4899
Incidentally, the second tune is Sean Ryan’s composition "A Thousand Farewells": https://thesession.org/tunes/3739