Cataroni jig

Also known as Kataroni.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Cataroni has been added to 1 tune set.

Cataroni has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Cataroni
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D|DGG GB,B,| DED B,A,G,| DGG GFG| ABA AFD|
G2B d2e | d2B AGA | B2D DEF | G3 G2:|
|:d| BGG Bdd| efe d2d | BGG Bdd | gfg dBd| gfg aAA|
ABA AFD | G2B d2e | d2B AGA | B2D DEF | G3 G2:|
2
X: 2
T: Cataroni
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|D2GG2G|A2A A>GA|B>cB B>AG|A>BA A>GF|G3E2D|D.EFG2||
B|B2d d>ed|e>fgd2B|B2d d>ed|e>fgd2B|c>ca B>Bg|
A>BA A>GA|B>cB B>AG|A>BA A>GF|G3E2D|D>EFG3||

Six comments

I got this Shetland jig from one of Aly Bain’s fiddle books - an unusual jig, with an interesting phrase in bars B5 and B6. Oh, and yes - the B part really does have 10 bars.

JC tunefinder suggests this may jig may be a form of ‘The Black Joak’ (also unusual in having 6 bars in part A and 10 in part B)

X: 1
T:Black Joak
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
D|D2GG2G|A2A A>GA|B>cB B>AG|A>BA A>GF|G3E2D|D.EFG2||
B|B2d d>ed|e>fgd2B|B2d d>ed|e>fgd2B|c>ca B>Bg|
A>BA A>GA|B>cB B>AG|A>BA A>GF|G3E2D|D>EFG3||

The tune’s title takes an umlaut over the ‘o’. You can achieve this by typing

T: Catar\"oni

before feeding it through Concertina’s tune-o-tron converter!

(just in case you wanted to know)

The ten bars in Part B also threw me. We follow it with Da Auld Grind and Da Scalloway Lassies - also in Aly Bain’s book.

"Aly Bain: 50 Fiddle Solos"

~ accompanied by Phil Cunningham / with recording ~ CD
Publisher: Conway Editions / Amsco Publications, 1989
AM75128
ISBN: 0711970777

Page 22: Cataröni

Re: Cataroni

Lovely jig. I learnt it from the same source, and played it with Da Auld Hill Grind and Miss Spence’s Reel (both also from the same publication). I’ve now dumped Miss Spence in favour of Rosewood. I like the progression from G to G/D to A.

Re: Cataroni

Great tune! I first heard Aly Bain’s version. There’s also another version I like that is not listed on here, by Charlie Cowie, which is played slower and is super nice.