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.
Sixpenny Money recording (pipes)
Six Penny Money
Watch master piper Neil Mulligan play the jig: http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_317_2_neil_mulligan
This is a great demonstration of how an old simple tune can be turned into a gem.
Sixpenny Money, X:2
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.