There’s just something that I like about G jigs, I guess it’s that you can roll the tonic on the fiddle. Nonetheless this is a kick butt tune that is one of my fav’s & hope everyone learns.
Heard on kitchen sessions
Great tune indeed. I’m listening to it now on the Kitchen Sessions, recorded at the Dunleavy’s kitchen in Winchester, Massachusetts, as played by Jimmy Noonan, Dan Gurney and Maeve Flanagan - I’ll learn it tomorrow!
I’m glad someone likes it: this tune is almost as featureless as the midwest plains in the grey moonlight.
Hmm…maybe if one only goes by the dots. It’s in the playing of it that the nyah is put in. Good recipes are like that too, great basic flavor that you can enhance to suit you mood or the occasion, or the ingredients at hand..
Play this immediately after The Newmarried Couple. The tunes are similar but the turns at quite different. Good pair.
From the O’Neill collections
It’s in both the 1850 and the 1001. The title Coolalta comes from Josephine Keegan, who includes the tune in her 2004 collection ‘A Drop in the Ocean’.
The First Night In America, X:2
is from the flute of Jimmy Noonan (starts @1:42):
An interesting feature of this setting is that the c sharp in the B part doesn’t merely function as a subsemitone auxiliary note here (as in setting #1, which BTW seems to be borrowed from the "Paddy O’Brien’s Sets" tune collection by Dave Gabol, John Walsh et al.) but also as part of an outright A major arpeggio (where in setting #1 the sharp is cancelled again). Apart from this it’s pretty straight-forward.
The First Night In America, X:3
This setting appears in both O’Neill’s Music of Ireland (1850 Melodies, 1903, no. 851, and 1001 Gems, 1907, no. 112).
Re: The First Night In America
Recorded back in the late 40s by Joe Derrane & available on his CD, "Irish Accordion"