The Streamstown jig

Also known as James Gannon’s, Rake Of Sausages.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Streamstown appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Streamstown has been added to 1 tune set.

The Streamstown has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Streamstown
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ag|:fef d2B|AFA d2e|faf def|gfg a2g|
fef d2B|AFA d2e|faf ede|fdd d2a:|
|:aba fdf|a2a fdf|gag ece|gag ece|
aba fdf|a2a fdf|gfg eag|edc d3:|
X: 2
T: The Streamstown
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fef d2 B|AFA d2 e|fef def|gfg a2 g|
fef d2 B|AFA d2 e|faf ede|fdd d2 e:|
aba fdf|aba fdf|gfg e=ce|gfg bag|
aba fdf|aba fdf|gfg ece|fdd d2 e:|
# Added by Kenny .
X: 3
T: The Streamstown
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:g|fef d2 B|AFA d2 e|faf ede|gfg a2 g|
fef d2 B|AFA ded|faf ede|gfe d2:|
|:f|aba fdf|a2 a baf|gag ece|geg bag|
aba fdf|aga bge|fef ede|gfe d2:|

Nine comments

James Gannon’s Jig

This is a tune that John Carty taught us at his banjo class that took place at the St. Louis Tionol in 2004. Not to be confused with several other James Gannon’s including a barndance and a reel.

This was an easy jig to learn and to ornament with the banjo.

Sounds like a slide

Are you sure it’s not?

Slide or jig?

This was presented as a jig, slunds like one when played by John Carty, and is found as a jig on Bill Black’s site (although in slightly different notation from the one presented to us.)

so as far as I can tell, it is a jig.


Cathal again

From Cathal McConnell, via the "Boys Of The Lough", I think on their "Live" album. Don’t know why it’s not played more.

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This lovely tune could work as a single jig but does not have the flow or phrasing across two measures to fit the feel of a 12/8 slide…

I heard this played at a session recently by someone who said they’d got it as a nameless tune off Michael Hynes. Thanks for the name!

Rake of Sausages

This is another Jig by Sonny McElligott according to the manuscript printed 1869. The story behind this from what I can make out is: One day as he was walking down the street, a dog came running out of a shop with a string of Drisheen (Black Puddings), and the proprietor running after them. It doesn’t say whether he caught up with his drisheen’s or, if he did he put them back on sale. As a Rake is a kind of Jig, he came up with this title, as a rake of Drisheen’s didn’t sound right, he changed it to Sausages.