The Mad jig

The Mad has been added to 1 tune set.

The Mad has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Mad
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:efe edB|~g3 afd|efe dBA|BAB GED|
efe edB|~g3 afd|efe dBA|Bee ~e3:|
|:ebb ebb|ebb baf|dfa dfa|dfa afd|
~g3 aga|bge fga|bge dBA|Bee ~e3:|

Two comments

In the CD booklet of "The Road to Glenlough" by James Byrne it says about this jig: "Paddy O’Gara, a fiddler from Mín a’ Bhocaire near Loch Innse and now living in Bolton, Lancashire, tells us that this tune was composed by the blacksmith, John Mosey McGinley, who travelled throughout Donegal. Paddy’s father Denis heard both John Mosey and his brother Paddy play. John Mosey, who was born in 1840 and died early in this century, sold secondhand clothes from a horse an cart. He taught fiddle tunes at the following rates: two pence for a hornpipe, a penny for a reel and a halfpenny for a jig, highland, march or mazurka. The title was given by a key figure in the musical and social life of Teelin, Mickey Golly (Gallagher), an accordion player who died in 1986."


Outside Donegal, this jig is often associated with the late Dermot Grogan, Mayo-born box and flute player.

Tara Connaghan and Derek McGinley recently recorded several other tunes associated with John Mhosai McGinley.