The Shaskeen jig

Also known as Flowers Of Antrim, The Humours Of Milltown, Josie’s Visit, Paddy McMahon’s.

There are 12 recordings of this tune.

The Shaskeen has been added to 10 tune sets.

The Shaskeen has been added to 78 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Shaskeen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f3 edB|BAF FEF|EDB, DFA|BAF Ade|
f3 edB|BAF FEF|EDB, DFA|Bdc d3:|
f3 afe|dcd BAF|AFE DFA|BAF EFA|
B/c/dB AFA|DFA BAF|Ade faf|edc d3:|
# Added by hetty .
2
X: 2
T: The Shaskeen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:fgf edB|BAF FEF|EDB, DFA|BAF ABd|
fgf edB|BAF FEF|EDB, DFA|Bdc d3:|
|:fef afe|edB BAF|dAF DFA|BAF EFA|
BcB AFE|DFA BAF|dcd fgf|edc d3:|
3
X: 3
T: The Shaskeen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f^ef =edB|BAF F^EF|EDB DF/G/A|BAF Ade|
{e}~f3 edB|BAF F^EF|EDB DFA|B/c/dc d2:|
f2 f afe|dcd B2 F|AFE DFA|BAF E2 A|
f/e/dB AF/G/A|DFA B2 A|Ade f/g/af|ecA d2:|

Sixteen comments

From the playing of Joe Cooley

I transcribed this from the playing of Joe Cooley. I had a tape given to me several years ago with few details on it. I’ve done an advanced search but cannot find it in the session archives. Can anyone put a name to it. I’m considering putting it as the lead tune in a set with Garrett Barry’s and Morrisons. Any thoughts and comments gratefully received. Thanks in advance.

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A great jig Hetty - are there any more unusual tunes on that Joe Cooley tape? Unfortunately, there’s very little recorded music by Joe in existence.

Great tune though it’s a duplicated post. It seems J. Cooley and Mike Rafferty are both from East Galway.

I would have thought that the advanced search would have uncovered this as the Shaskeen however thanks for that and yes there are some more worthwhile tunes on my cassette which I will look at and submit if not already here.

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Josie’s Visit by Brendan Tonra

This is a composition of Mayo fiddler Brendan Tonra, a long-time resident of Boston, Mass. It’s often called after the Shaskeen band, but Brendan’s own name, commemorating Josie McDermott’s 1980s trip to the US I believe, was “Josie’s Visit.” It was published in his collection “A Musical Voyage with Brendan Tonra.”

“TheShaskeen Jig” ~ rescued duplication

Key signature: D Major
Submitted on May 27th 2009 by stevekeene.
~ /tunes/9627

X: 2
T: Shaskeen, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: fgf edB | BAF FEF | EDB, DFA | BAF ABd |
fgf edB | BAF FEF | EDB, DFA | Bdc d3 :|
|: fef afe | edB BAF | dAF DFA| BAF EFA |
BcB AFE | DFA BAF | dcd fgf | edc d3 :|

A lovely jig we play with “The Bush on the Hill” and “The Lonesome”.
~ Steve

# Posted on May 27th 2009 by stevekeene

The Shaskeen Jig or Josie’s Visit

Wonderful! What stars you are on the Session. Now we can record it with a name. Thanks muchly. Steve

Josie’s Visit by Brendan Tonra - another Josie

The title of this tune refers to Brendan’s sister Josie who visited Boston around 1980, rather than Josie McDermott.

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“Josie’s Visit” ~ C: Brendan Tonra

X: 3
T: Josie’s Visit
C: Brendan Tonra
N: The title refers to Brendan’s sister Josie’s visit to Boston
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: e |\
f^ef =edB | BAF F^EF | EDB DF/G/A | BAF Ade |
{e}~f3 edB | BAF F^EF | EDB DFA | B/c/dc d2 :|
|: g |\
f2 f afe | dcd B2 F | AFE DFA | BAF E2 A |
f/e/dB AF/G/A | DFA B2 A | Ade f/g/af | ecA d2 :|

“Josie’s Visit” Tune Name Corroborated

I asked Brendan himself in person about this just yesterday. It is indeed “Josie’s Visit”, referring to his sister.

Another Shaskeen jig

Randal Bays plays a jig-ified version of the Shaskeen Reel in a Youtube video shot at a house concert. This is how I heard it:

X: 2
T: The Shaskeen
S: Randal Bayes
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DGG ABc | d>d cAA | BGB AFD | GAG FDC |
DGG ABc | d>d cAg | fdg fdc | AGF G3 :|
| g>g gfg | aba fdc | Bcd cAA| BGB AFD |
g>g gfg | aba fdg | fdg fdc | AGF G3 |
| g>g gfg | aba fdc | Bcd cAA| BGB AFD |
B>B AFA | ded cAg | fdg fdc | AGF G3 ||

I like this jig version! Here’s the link:

http://youtu.be/rPKFDQwHZj0