Source: Desi Wilkinson March 2005 Workshop in Rome
Does someone know the name of that tune?
Gian Marco, it sounds a lot like The Fairhaired Boy
(https://thesession.org/tunes/3119), but your B part is different.
Reminds me of Old Man Dillon https://thesession.org/tunes/2200
I learned this great wee tune off a tape of Desi a right while ago and haven’t heard it played by many others. Nearly sure the title given was another "Jackson’s" or "Jackson’s something-or-other". Not much help, I am afraid.
You may find that this is a fairly common title for Celtic tunes.
It is my understanding that it translates from the Gaelic as
Acutally, it means "without name" (gan = without, ainm = name), and is conventionally used when you don’t know an accepted name for a tune. Not as a "title" in itself. Which is why Gian Marco used it—but he’d like to know if anyone has a name that it’s known by.
I think I have it. Jackson’s Coagy?
Jackson’s Coagy sounds good, gone!
Great…so what the heck is a coagy?
Perhaps it’s a variant spelling of "coggie" (i.e. drinking vessel) I see from checking the recordings (which I forgot to do) that Desi has recorded a jig by this name on "3 Piece Flute". I do not have this recording, so maybe someone who has could find out for us.
No idea what a ‘coagy’ is, but in my research in ‘the Gunn Book’ it appears as ‘Jackson’s Couge in the Morning’ . ‘Couge’ is a porridge-pot in Scottish dialect. See the book ‘Hidden Fermanagh’ for more details on the Jackson tunes in the Gunn Book and other C19th N Ireland collections.
Jackson’s Couge in the Morning
I’ve added the version from the Gunn MS, Fermanagh 1865. This is one of many Jackson tunes in the MS. Myself and Cathal McConnell play this, followed by Jackson’s Babby - which I have also just added.
Re: Jackson’s Coagy
Pretty much identical first part, and very similar second part, to My Former Wife: https://thesession.org/tunes/3418
note that many people play that tune with a third part as well.