O’Neill’s Maggot jig

Also known as O’Neill’s.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

O’Neill’s Maggot has been added to 1 tune set.

O'Neill's Maggot has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: O'Neill's Maggot
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A |d2 e f2 e | d2 c d2 B | A2 F d2 F | EEE E2 A |
d2 e f2 e | dcd BdB | A2 F d2 F | DDD D2 :|
|: E |F2 D A2 F | DED A2 F | E2 E B2 G | EGE B2 G |
DED A2 F | DFD A2 F | GFE A2 F | DDD D2 :|
|: f |a3 a2 f | aaa a2 f | g2 e B2 e | gfe b2 e |
a3 a2 f | aba agf | g2 e a2 c | d3 d2 :|
X: 2
T: O'Neill's Maggot
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d2 e f2 e | d2 e d2 B | A2 F d2 F | EEE E3 |
d2 e f2 e | d2 e d2 B | A2 F d2 F | DED D3 :|
|: DDD A2 F | DDD A2 F | EEE B2 G | EEE B2 G |
DDD A2 F | DDD A2 F | G2 E A2 F | DED D3 :|
|: a3 a2 f | a3 a2 f | g2 e b2 e | g2 e b2 e |
a3 a2 f | a3 f3 | e2 d e2 f | ddd d3 :|
X: 3
T: O'Neill's Maggot
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
M: 12/8
|: A |d2 e f2 e dcd BdB | A2 F d2 F EFE E2 A |
d2 e f2 e dcd B/c/dB | A^GA dAF DED D2 :|
|: A |DCD A2 F DED A2 F | E^DE B2 G EFE B2 G |
DCD A2 F DED A2 F | GFE A2 F DED D2 :|
|: f |a3 a2 f a3 a2 f | g2 e B2 e g2 e b2 e |
a3 a2 f a3 a2 g | fed edc ded d2 :|
X: 4
T: O'Neill's Maggot
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A |d2 e f2 e | dcd B^AB | A2 F D2 F | E3 ABc |
d3 f2 e | d2 e dcB | A2 F d2 F | D3- D2 :|
|: E |D[CF]D A2 F | DED A2 F | E^DE B2 G | E3 BAF |
D2 D A2 F | DD/D/D A2 F | G2 E A2 [CFc] | [D3d3]- [D2d2] :|
|: ^g |a3 a2 f | aba a2 f | g2 e A2 e | g3 ba^g |
aba a2 f |aa/a/a a2 f | g2 e b2 c | d3- d2 :|

Fifteen comments

“O’Neill’s Maggot” ~ something for nicholas and MH (Missing Highlander)

~ and others of course…another single jig…

“O’Neill’s Maggot” ~ some other ways with it

B-part, bar 7 option, to drop to C
~ | G2 E A2 C | DED D2 :|

C-part
~ | DED D3 :|
|: a3 a2 f | a3 a2 f | g2 e b2 e | g2 e b2 e |
a3 a2 f |a3 a2 f | e2 d e2 f | ded d3 :|

“O’Neill’s Maggot” ~ the history bit

"The Dance Music of Ireland" (2nd Collection)
R.M. Levey (= Richard Michael O’Shaughnessy), 1811 - 1899
London, 1873

Page 5, tune #11: "O’Neill’s Maggot"

"The Levey Collections: The Dance Music of Ireland"
R.M. Levey’s two collections, 1st & 2nd, available in a single volume…
Waltons Publishing, Dublin, 2003
ISBN-10: 185720140X
ISBN-13: 978-1857201406

Bill Haneman, Maker of Union & Uilleann Pipes
http://billhaneman.ie/
Famous Collectors of Irish Music ~ R.M. Levey
http://billhaneman.ie/IMM/IMM-XIV.html

X: 2
T: O’Neill’s Maggot
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: D Major
|: d2 e f2 e | d2 e d2 B | A2 F d2 F | EEE E3 |
d2 e f2 e | d2 e d2 B | A2 F d2 F | DED D3 :|
|: DDD A2 F | DDD A2 F | EEE B2 G | EEE B2 G |
DDD A2 F | DDD A2 F | G2 E A2 F | DED D3 :|
|: a3 a2 f | a3 a2 f | g2 e b2 e | g2 e b2 e |
a3 a2 f | a3 f3 | e2 d e2 f | ddd d3 :|

I know this from somewhere

Jig version of The Humours Of Ballyconnell, innit?

“Humours Of Ballyconnell” ~ reel ~ Yes! 8-)

Key signature: D Major
Submitted on February 11th 2003 by milesnagopaleen.
https://thesession.org/tunes/1428

You caught it, excellent! Is it now time for the chicken or the egg question? :-/

Now try the transition, from this to the reel… ;-)

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/HUMOURS_HUMP.htm
says that Philippe Varlet found a precursor to the reel version in a publication from the mid-18th century.

A couple of years ago, I heard a two-part version of the reel, with the parts in reverse order, that the fiddler had learned from the late Tom Anderson in Shetland.

“The Duke of Athol’s Rant” ~ published by Neil Stewart, 1761

Possibly the earliest take on this melody, Scottish, and very likely heavily swung, a rant… Unfortunately I haven’t seen this collection… The information given is via "The Fiddler’s Companion", Andrew Kuntz, where the other relationships are also linked to…

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/DT_DUMPE.htm

" ~ where the other relationships are also linked to…" Sorry, they aren’t! :-/ But they are there alphabetically, both this tune and "Humours Of Ballyconnell"…

I was trying to find a recording of "The Duke of Athol’s Rant" to do a transcription from, but haven’t had any luck so far…

It really drives along

Lovely tune ‘c’ and doesn’t it go.
I’ve just played it through and found myself automatically playing a few bars differently:
‘A’ music bar 2 = | dcd B2d |
‘C’ music bar 3 = | g2e A2e |
‘C’ music bar 7 = | g2e b2c |

It just happened that way. What think you??

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That’s the sort of thing that makes me smile ~ when the music takes you for a spin… ;-) This one is definitely wide open and welcoming in that way…

Sounds like a slide or at least single jig to me.

Yes, as was more common way back when in the 20th Century ~ a single jig, for which slides are a member in good standing… ;-)

“O’Neill’s Slide” ~ ? :-/

X: 3
T: O’Neill’s Maggot
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: D Major
|: A |\
d2 e f2 e dcd BdB | A2 F d2 F EFE E2 A |
d2 e f2 e dcd B/c/dB | AFA dAF DED D2 :|
|: A |\
DCD A2 F DED A2 F | E^DE B2 G EFE B2 G |
DCD A2 F DED A2 F | GFE A2 F DED D3 :|
|: f |\
a3 a2 f a3 a2 f | g2 e B2 e g2 e b2 e |
a3 a2 f a3 a2 g | fed edf ded d2 :|

That’s my attempt to blur more the 6/8 identity and bring out more of a 12/8 feel to it…

~ | fed edc ded d2 :|

Oops! ~ the intended descent ~ edc ~ a la slide, of the last bar…