Mulvihill’s jig

Also known as Three Halfpence A Day.

There are 23 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Humours Of Glendart (a few times), Jackie Coleman’s (a few times) and Wallop The Spot (a few times).

Mulvihill’s has been added to 5 tune sets.

Mulvihill's has been added to 79 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Mulvihill's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
Bc |: dcB cBA | BAF F3 | def ecA | cBB B3 |
d2 d cBA | (3Bcd B AFE | DFE F2 E | FBB B3 |
dcB cBA | BAF F3 | dcB ecA | cBB B2 c |
d2 d cBA | (3Bcd B AFE | DFE F2 E | FBB B3 |
|: dcd ede | fdB AFA | d2 d efe | dBc d2 e |
fdf ece | dcB cBA | BAF F2 E | FBB B3 :|
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: Mulvihill's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
B|cBA BA(G|A)GE (GE)D|cBA dB(G|E)AA A2B|cBA BA(G|A)GE (GE)(D|E)FE TE2(D|E)AA A2:|
|:B|cBc dc(d|e)cA (GE)D|cBc d=f(d|c)AB Tc2d|edc dcB|(cB)(A G)E(D|E)FE TE2(D|E)AA A2:|
# Added by hh .

Five comments

Mulvihill’s

From Matt Molloy’s "Shadows Of Stone" CD. Someone asked about this last week. Nice wee jig, he plays it slowish, on a Bb flute. Probably named after Charlie Mulvihill - possibly one of his compositions - don’t know. There are a few other tunes listed under his name.

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Clarification

I’ve posted the first part as 16 bars, as the variation happens in the middle of the tune. The 2nd part is 8 bars [ the bottom 2 lines of music ] repeated.

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Three Halfpence a Day (O’Neills 1001)

I asked about this jig and was delighted when Kenny posted the transcription from Molloy’s Album. I’ve now just discovered it in O’Neills (in a slightly different key) so it dates to 1907 at the latest. The first part of "Young Tom Ennis" (in both O’Neill’s 1850 and 1001 and collected by Ennis) is very similar too.

X: 1
T: Three Halfpence A Day
B: Francis O’Neill: "The Dance Music of Ireland" (1907) no. 364
R: Double jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
B|cBA BA(G|A)GE (GE)D|cBA dB(G|E)AA A2B|cBA BA(G|A)GE (GE)(D|E)FE TE2(D|E)AA A2:|
|:B|cBc dc(d|e)cA (GE)D|cBc d=f(d|c)AB Tc2d|edc dcB|(cB)(A G)E(D|E)FE TE2(D|E)AA A2:|

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Not a reel then?

Hey all, I was hoping to find Mulvihill’s reel as in the 3rd track on ‘Mist Covered Mountain’ - De Danann. Anyone know where I could find the musiv for that?
Thanks

If you’d searched for "reel", "Mulvihill’s", key of "Gmaj", you would have got 3 choices - it’s the 2nd one, "Derry Craig Wood".
https://thesession.org/tunes/2449

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