Cataroni jig

Also known as Kataroni.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Cataroni has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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:|
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||

Four 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

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