Not sure on the tune title, this comes up fairly often where I live. It’s flitting on the fruitcake edge, but a fun tune nonetheless. I think Gavin may have recorded it but I can’t remember.
Have I heard this on Moving Cloud’s Foxglove CD? Could be wrong. If no one can verify or disclaim this, I’ll check it when I get home from vacation tomorrow.
I couldn’t find that one here which is very strange, it’s a common tune, a good one anyway. Picked up in a De Danann recording, forgot which one.
Maybe this one? ;-)
I knew it was hidden somewhere.
Hehe, I know this feeling all too well…
Joe Derrane’s Jig (DFA DFA|GBc dcB|)
I asked Joe today if he had composed this tune and if so what was its "birth name".
His response: "No, it’s not one of mine! I’ve never heard it before. "
Joe Derrane’s Jig Parts III & IV
I have no idea about the first two parts of this jig, but the other two parts are in some collections as "The Champion". I believe it was recorded by Larry Gavin (box). I learned it in A minor from Noel Rice - now in Chicago - a great flute player.
Scahill tutor vol2
This four part version is one of the two "foundation tunes" in Enda Scahill’s Irish Banjo Tutor Volume II, labeled as The Champion. A tasty difference in his core setting (though I won’t post the transcription in full, get the book) is that bar 3 of the C part has a flattened B and a natural F: | _Bee e2=f |
Mistyped, that should be | _Bff f2=f |
“The Wanderer” ~ The Flanagan Brothers Band - a medley of two jigs
FLANAGAN’S (JIG) . AKA – “Mike Flanagan’s Jig.” Irish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning. AABBCCDD. The last two parts of the tune (in reverse order) comprise “The Champion (Jig) ,” played by Cape Breton musicians. The title “Flanagan’s Jig” refers to the Flanagan Brothers Band, who recorded the two-jig medley (under the title “The Wanderer”) in 1929. Philippe Varlet says the second jig in the medley was recorded by early button accordion recording great John J. Kimmel as “The Smash” (also recorded under that title again by the Flanagan Brothers and accordion player Joe Flanagan). Green Linnet SIF 1113, De Danann – “1/2 Set in Harlem.”
“The Champion” ~ the second tune in this medley
# Added by Will Harman - June 12th, 2001
“Mike Flanagan’s Jig” ~ the first tune in this medley
# Added by ceolachan - April 28th, 2016
The Wanderer / The Champion / Flanagan’s, X:3
This is a setting I got from Enda Scahill. It’s slightly different and he named it "The Champion".
It’s also played by Martin Murray on his album "A Dark Horse" where it is named "Flanagan’s".
Re: The Wanderer
I didn’t know there was a jig with the same name as my user name…