Sixpenny Money jig

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

There are 43 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Paddy O’Rafferty (lots of times), When The Cock Crows It Is Day (lots of times), The Gander In The Pratie Hole (a few times), The Lilting Banshee (a few times) and The Blackthorn Stick (a few times).

Sixpenny Money has been added to 14 tune sets.

Sixpenny Money has been added to 328 tunebooks.

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Four settings

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:||
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 .
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|
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.