Parnell’s March jig

Also known as Julie’s, Micilín Conlon’s, Micilin Conlon’s, Parnell’s Two-Step, Rowsome’s, Rowsome’s, Sweet Marie.

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

Parnell's March has been added to 69 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

X: 1
T: Parnell's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2 c|:BGD BGD|d3 d2c|BGD BGD|d3 d2c|
B2B BAB|d3 dcB|A^GA d^cd|A^GA d^cd|
BGD BGD|d3 dcB|cBc cde|g3 gfe|
d2B GAB|c2A F2G|AGG GAF|1G3 d2c:|2G3 g2=f||
ecc cBc|c3 gfe|d2d ded|B3 B2c|
d3 d^cd|e3 dcB|A^GA d^cd|A^GA d^cd|
BGD BGD|d3 dcB|cBc cde|g3 gfe|
d2B GAB|c2A F2G|AGG GAF|1G3 g2=f:|2G3 d2c||
# Added by ceili .
X: 2
T: Parnell's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d2 c |B2 G B2 c d3- d2 c | B2 G B2 c d3- d2 c |
BdB GBd edc BA^G | Add d^cd Add =cec |
B2 G BBc d3- dBG | c2 B cde gag f/g/fe |
d2 B GBd cAF DEF | A2 G GFA G3 :|
|: ggf |e/f/ec cBd c3 gfe | d2 B BAc B3 G2 B |
ddd d^cd ed=c BA^G | Add d^cd Add =cec |
B2 G BBc d3- dBG | c2 B cde gag f/g/fe |
d/e/dB GB/c/d cAF D>EF | AG/G/G GFA G3 :|
X: 3
T: Parnell's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d2 c |BGd BGD d3 d2 c | BGD B2 c ded d2 c |
BcB BGd edc BAG | ABA d^cd Ad^c c2 =c |
BGD BGD ded d2 B | c2 B c2 e ~g3 gfe |
d2 B GAB c2 A FGA | {B}A3 G2 F G3 :|
|: g2 f |e3 c2 B c2 e gfe | d3 ded B3 B2 c |
d3 d^cd ed=c BAG | ABA d^cd Ad^c d2 =c |
BGD BGD ded dcB | ~c2 B c2 e ~g3 gfe |
d2 B GAB c2 A FGA | {B}A2 G G2 F G3 :|
X: 4
T: Parnell's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d2 c |B3 BGD d3- d2 c | BGD BG^c ded d2 =c |
BcB BGd e>dc BAG | A>BA d^cd A3 d2 =c |
B2 ^A BGD ded d2 B | c2 G c2 e g3- gfe |
d2 B GAB c2 A F>GA | A2 G G2 F G3 :|
|: g2 d |e3 c3 c2 e gfe | d3 d^cd B3 B2 =c |
d3 d^cd e>d=c BAG | A>BA d^cd A2 D d2 =c |
BGD BGD d3- dcB | c2 G c2 e g3- gfe |
d2 B GAB c2 A F>GA | A2 G G2 F G3 :|
X: 5
T: Parnell's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d2 c |BGD BGD d3- d2 c | BGD BGD d3- d2 c |
B3 BAB ded dcB | A2 d d^cd A2 d d^cd |
BGD BGD d3 dcB | cBc cde gag gfe |
d2 B GAB c2 A F2 G | A2 G GAF G3 :|
|: g2 f |ecc cdB c2 z gfe | d2 d ded B3 B2 c |
d3 d^cd e2 e dcB | A2 d d^cd A2 d d^cd |
BGD BGD d3 dcB | cBc cde gag gfe |
d2 B GAB c2 A F2 G | A2 G GAF G3 :|
X: 6
T: Parnell's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d2 c |B2 B B^AB d3 d2 c | B2 B B^AB d3 d2 c |
Bdd d^cd edd d^cd | Add d^cd A2 d ^c2 d |
BGD B^AB d3 dBG | c2 B c2 e g3- gfe |
d2 B GB/c/d c2 A DFG | A2 G G2 F G3 :|
|: g2 f |e2 c cGe c3 gfe | d2 B B^Ac B3 G2 B |
dd/d/d d^cd ed/d/d d^cd | Add d^cd A2 d ^c2 d |
BGD BGD d3 dBG | c2 B c2 e g3 gfe |
d2 B GBd c2 A F2 G | A2 G G2 F G3 :|
X: 7
T: Parnell's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|:B3 BAG|(d3 d2)c|B3 BAG|(d3 d2)c|B2B GBd|edc BAG|A3 dzd|A3 dzc|
B2A B2c|d3 BAG|c2B c2e|g3 gfe|d2B G2B|c2AF2G|ABA G2F|1G2B d2c:|2G2z g2f|
e3 c3|c2e gfe|d3 ded|(B3 B2)c|d2d GBd|edc BAG|A3 dzd|A3 dzc|
B2A B2c|d3 BAG|c2B c2e|g3 gfe|d2B G2B|c2AF2G|A3 ABA|1G2z g2f:|2G2z d2c ||
X: 8
T: Parnell's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d3|:BGD BGD|(d3 d2)c|BGD BGD|(d3 d2)c|B3 GBd|edc BAG|A3 ded|ABA ded|
B3 BAG|d2B Bcd|c3 cde|g3 gfe|dBA GAB|c2A F2G|A2A ABA|1G3 d3:|2G3 g2f|:
e3 c3|c3 gfe|(d3 d)ed|(B3 B2)c|d2d GBd|edc BAG|A3 ded|ABA ded|
B2B BAG|d2B Bcd|c3 cde|g3 gfe|dBA GAB|c2A F2G|A3 ABA|1G3 g2f:|2G3 ||

Thirty-two comments

Gan Ainm ??

It’s a very jolly and light jig I learned many years ago, but I have never been told the name of it, so I don’t know if it is in the session-library already. If anyone know the name - please……..

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Aargh……..

I’ve heard this before, but now it’s going to annoy me until I remember where. For some reason, I’m thinking Garry Shannon………………

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Is it Parnell’s March?
With those part endings it sounds more like a very fancy barndancey or hornpipey type thing with lots of twiddly triplets, rather than a true jig.

You’re right Dow, it is a kind of fancy jiggeli-dooey stuff, sound like an american kind of Two-Step or……There is a jig called "My Dungannon Sweetheart" https://thesession.org/tunes/1575
it’s a bit of the same style, and it’s rather good to play as a second tune.

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Parnell’s March

Parnell’s March, popularized by Leo Rowsome. I believe it was a theme pieces for a regular series of radio broadcasts featuring Rowsome and his piping quartet in the 1950s and early 60s.

“Parnell’s March” ~ transcribed from the fiddling of Con Cassidy

This is a lovely little march and Con’s version of it is lovely… There is another take on this here where I first found it recorded as ‘gan ainm’. I have sent emails out to the contributor hoping they’d give it a name, but no response. Anyway, I’m hoping the two takes are different enough, at least geographically, that this lovely version will survive with dots of it’s own. Anyway, the other take follows…

“Parnell’s March” ~ The Fiddler’s Companion, Andrew Kuntz

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/index.html
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/PAR_PAY.htm

PARNELL’S MARCH. The tune was recorded by piper Joe McKenna under the title “Rowsome’s Jig(s),” referring to his teacher, Leo Rowsome. Harry Bradley informs the tune has a long association with the uilleann pipes, having been included in Tadhg Crowley’s 1936 pipe tutor (“published the same year as Leo Rowsome’s tutor; there hadn’t been a tutor for the pipes in over a hundred years and all of a sudden two fall out of the hat in the same year!”). He believes Crowley may have borrowed heavily from Highland Bagpipe repertoire, and thinks “Parnell’s March” may have had a pipe band association. Sol Foster (Ir-trad 12/15/05) notices the tune has a strong resemblance to Newfoundland fiddler Rufus Guinchard’s tune “Uncle Manual Milks the Cow.” Foster says the title was invented by Guinchard, and that the tune “was just a nameless one floating around the northwest portion of Newfoundland in the early 1900’s.” Topic TSCD 669, Willy Taylor, Joe Hutton & Will Atkinson (et al) – “Ranting and Reeling: Dance Music of the north of England” (1998. Atkinson {b. 1908} of Crookham, Northumberland, was an harmonica player, Taylor a fiddler and Hutton a Northumbrian small-piper).

X: 1
T: Parnell’s March
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
N: more or less as played in north Kerry
Z: lesl, adapted PdG
K: G Major
|: d2 c |
BGd BGD d3 d2 c | BGD B2 c ded d2 c | BcB BGd edc BAG | ABA d^cd Ad^c c2 =c |
BGD BGD ded d2 B | c2 B c2 e ~g3 gfe | d2 B GAB c2 A FGA | {B}A3 G2 F G3 :|
|: g2 f |
e3 c2 B c2 e gfe | d3 ded B3 B2 c | d3 d^cd ed=c BAG | ABA d^cd Ad^c d2 =c |
BGD BGD ded dcB | ~c2 B c2 e ~g3 gfe | d2 B GAB c2 A FGA | {B}A2 G G2 F G3 :|

I’ve included the 12/8 transcription above, as given in ‘The Fiddler’s Companion’, for comparison…

“Parnell’s March” & dance ~

Of the several dances that this 6/8 (12/8 - which I actually think represents this march best) march would combine with beautifully, there is the following single-jig (slide) couple dance, and a notation for it ~

"The Marine"
https://thesession.org/tunes/3370/comments

12/8 March ~ !!! 8-) (that’s me cowering in a hoody with dark glasses

That niggle and agreement, only hesitating because we hadn’t previously a 12/8 transcription for a march, has been pestering me… So, shoot me, I’ve just given in to my senses, my feeling for this great tune, and given it the measure it deserves, that describes best how it swings, which is 12/8. I’ve changed the ABCs to show that and moved this to the category of ‘slide’… It just is, and I love it, but I was lacking nerve, but hey, why else am I anonymous? So, there’s my confession, and I suspect if anything just a few Hail Marys will find me salvation? :-/

Who will strike first? ~ Dow? ~ Kenny? ~ Nicholas? :-/

Notice I waited to see if Jeremy would let this survive… Maybe it is some beige version of cowardace?

two questions. one, where does this fall compared to the march on father charlies album, and second, why do all of your abc’s, when changed to notes, have a really long first measure that takes up a whole line? and i only know this because i usually like the tunes you post, i’m not trying to be nasty or anything! thanks, don

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Don, sorry,

1.) ~ while I’ve heard Father Charlie’s music before, I don’t have the album to compare it with. I’d love it if someone transcribed that so we could compare. Here’s a question back to you ~ is it the same melody, close, or something different by the same name?

2.) Are you meaning the lead-in ~ |: d2 c | ~ which doesn’t cause a ‘long 1-measure line’ here, but will if you enter the ABCs as given into some software packages. Some will do it, some won’t. If you want to avoid that you could do either of the two following things before entering it into say Concertina.net’s tune converter, add the back slash or bring the first line up to the lead-in measure ~

|: d2 c |\
B2 G B2 c d3- d2 c | B2 G B2 c d3- d2 c | ~
~ or ~
|: d2 c | B2 G B2 c d3- d2 c | B2 G B2 c d3- d2 c | ~

If I had the recording of Father Charlie I would have transcribed that to add here, as the original, with my take given as an alternate, or as another take to compare with others… If anyone wants to send me that track I would gladly transcribe it and add it here…

Nice to see this tune resurface. I learned it off a tape from an East Durham session some years ago. I am the guilty party who wrote it down in 12/8, ;) however I did this only cos that was how it sounded to me when I was asked to do the write down of what I heard. I never imagined it was a slide, at least not the way I’d heard it played. I did think it was a march or something with long phrases. Anyways, the version I heard had 2 pipers playing 2 slightly different sets of notes at the same time. Then somehow there was the conversation with Paul DeG and so we have the Kerry setting now too out of him. - Lesl

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I usually play this followed Jockey to the Fair. The two go nice together.

Parnells March by Leo Rowesome

As the name implies it is a march or was played as one by Leo.I saw a hand written MS by Leo only last night with this very tune on it and he described as a March

Re: Julie’s Jig

Kilfenora have recorded it recently on their latest CD under the title O’Mahoney’s Two Steps

I recently heard this tune referred to as Micilín Conlon’s jig by musicians in West Clare.

“Parnell’s March / Two-Step” / “Sweet Marie” ~ another rescued dupication

Submitted on May 12th 2012 by ceili.
~ /tunes/11926

X: 2
T: Parnell’s March / Two-Step
T: Sweet Marie
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: March / Two-Step
K: GMaj
|: d2 c |\
BGD BGD | d3- d2 c | BGD BGD | d3- d2 c |
B3 BAB | ded dcB | A2 d d^cd | A2 d d^cd |
BGD BGD | d3 dcB | cBc cde | gag gfe |
d2 B GAB | c2 A F2 G | A2 G GAF |G3 :|
|: g2 f |\
ecc cdB | c2 z gfe | d2 d ded | B3 B2 c |
d3 d^cd | e2 e dcB | A2 d d^cd | A2 d d^cd |
BGD BGD | d3 dcB | cBc cde | gag gfe |
d2 B GAB | c2 A F2 G | A2 G GAF | G3 :|

Heard from the CD ‘Century’ with Kilfenora Ceili Band’
Not really the way they play it, I’ve learned it many years ago by a fellow musician.

# Posted on May 12th 2012 by ceili

“Parnell’s March / Two-Step” ~ other possibilities

X: 4
T: Parnell’s March / Two-Step
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: march / two-step
K: GMaj
|: d2 c |\
B2 B B^AB | d3 d2 c | B2 B B^AB | d3 d2 c |
Bdd d^cd | edd d^cd | Add d^cd | A2 d ^c2 d |
BGD B^AB | d3 dBG | c2 B c2 e | g3- gfe |
d2 B GB/c/d | c2 A DFG | A2 G G2 F | G3 :|
|: g2 f |\
e2 c cGe | c3 gfe | d2 B B^Ac | B3 G2 B |
dd/d/d d^cd | ed/d/d d^cd | Add d^cd | A2 d ^c2 d |
BGD BGD | d3 dBG | c2 B c2 e | g3 gfe |
d2 B GBd | c2 A F2 G | A2 G G2 F | G3 :|

“Parnell’s March” ~ lesl’s transcription revisited, minor addition to lead-ins \

X: 2
T: Parnell’s March
N: more or less as played in north Kerry
Z: lesl, adapted PdG
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: march / two-step
K: G Major
|: d2 c |\
BGd BGD d3 d2 c | BGD B2 c ded d2 c |
BcB BGd edc BAG | ABA d^cd Ad^c c2 =c |
BGD BGD ded d2 B | c2 B c2 e ~g3 gfe |
d2 B GAB c2 A FGA | {B}A3 G2 F G3 :|
|: g2 f |\
e3 c2 B c2 e gfe | d3 ded B3 B2 c |
d3 d^cd ed=c BAG | ABA d^cd Ad^c d2 =c |
BGD BGD ded dcB | ~c2 B c2 e ~g3 gfe |
d2 B GAB c2 A FGA | {B}A2 G G2 F G3 :|

Parnell’s March, X:8

From Hugh Healy’s playing.