The Shaskeen jig

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

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Shaskeen has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Shaskeen has been added to 66 tunebooks.

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Three settings

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/2c/2dB AFA | DFA BAF | Ade faf | edc d3 :|
# Added by hetty .
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 :|
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 :|

Fifteen 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