Sixpenny Money jig

Also known as Airgead Réalach, Miss Lane’s Fancy, Six Penny Money, The Six-Penny Money.

There are 46 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Sixpenny Money appears in 5 other tune collections.

Sixpenny Money has been added to 17 tune sets.

Sixpenny Money has been added to 334 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Sixpenny Money
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fAA fAA|BAG FGE|DED AFA|dfd efg|
FAA FAA|BAG FGE|DED AFA|dfd e2 d:||
fef gfg|afd ede|fef gfg|afd e2 d|
fef gfg|afd fga|ABA AFA|dfd e2 d:||
2
X: 2
T: Sixpenny Money
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:fAA fAA|BAG FGE|D3 AFA|dfd e2d|
fAA fAA|BAG FGE|D3 AFA|dfd e2 d:||
|:f3 g3|afd ecA|f3 g3|afd e2 d|
fga gfg|afd ecA|A3 AFA|dfd e2 d:||
# Added by JACKB .
3
X: 3
T: Sixpenny Money
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: .F.A.A .F.A.A | BAG FEF| D3 AFA| dfd ~e2d:|
|: AAA AFA|BAG FEF|D3 AFA|dfd fed :|
|: fdf gfg| afd ecA|fdf gfg| afd ~e2d|
|fdf gbg|afd ecA|AFA DFA|dfd ~e2d:|
|: AAA AFA|BAG FEF|D3 AFA|dfd fed :|
|: fdf gfg| afd ecA|fdf gfg| afd ~e2d|
|fdf gbg|afd ecA|AFA DFA|dfd ~e2c|
|d6|
4
X: 4
T: Sixpenny Money
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fAA fAA|BAG FEF|DED AFA|def e2 d|
fAA fAA|BAG FEF|DED AFA|def e2 d :|
|:fdf gfg|afd ecA|fdf gfg|afd e2 d|
fdf ~g3|faf edB|AFA AFA|def e2 d:|

Ten comments

Recordings

this tune can also be found on the chieftain’s ‘Santiago’ in dueling chanters -it is the first of two tunes, the other one being a galician tune.

the other one, the galician tune is the polka of Vilagarcia.

A nice one to follow Tripping Up the Stairs, similar but not too much the same.

You can hear an amazing rendition of this tune at http://www.kittylieover.com/biog.htm. The first video clip is Mick o’Brien and Caoimhin o’Raghallaigh playing in a club in Carlow. Remarkable stuff.

—DtM

Sixpenny Money, X:2

Piping jig

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Sixpenny Money, X:3

Heard this version played by Seamus Ennis and Ken Rickets, it is played in a rather tight or staccato style.

Late in Seamus Ennis’ piping career he started to play in a tighter style. Whether it was intentional or not, I do not know.

Sixpenny Money, X:4

Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch.

Re: Sixpenny Money

Somebody ought to write a tune called 006 Money Penny.