Dow was asking about this jig after posting "The Absent-Minded Man". This is the jig called "Seamus Ennis’s" played by Matt Molloy and Sean Keane on "Contentment Is Wealth".
Almost certain I’ve heard this before. I just can’t place it.
Kenny, thanks… I also have that album. I was actually hoping someone would post the original setting by Seamus Ennis, which is slightly different. I don’t have access to the album at the moment, Forty Years of Irish Piping (track 6). So if someone could post that here in the comments I’d be grateful. The one in the Roche collection seems to be inaccurate.
Go here for the Absent-minded Man https://thesession.org/tunes/8444
Go here for something this will remind you of https://thesession.org/tunes/1539
As far as I know it’s his adaptation (to G) from a tune he got from Johnny Doherty. Each of them used the tune as part their versions of the Foxchase. Never found Ennis naming the tune as such but names referring to the fox are used for it sometimes.
I finally got my hands on the SE recording and transcribed that setting:
T: Seamus Ennis’
D: Seamus Ennis - Forty Years of Irish Piping
A|BGB def|gdc BAB|GBd gdB|ecA AdA|
BGB def|~g3 BAB|GBd gdc|BGG ~G2:|
|:B|dBd ~G3|dBd ~G3|ede ~A3|ede ~A3|
d2B e2A|d2B e2A|def gdc|BGG ~G2:|
“Hare In The Corn” ~ rescued duplication and notes
Submitted on October 21st 2012 by Prof. Prlwytzkofski.
T: Hare In The Corn
S: Séamus Ennis
|: dc |\
BGB def | gdc BAB | GBd gdB | ecA Adc |
BGB def | ~g3 BAB | GBd gdc | BGG G :|
|: aB |\
dcd ~G3 | dcd ~G3 | ece ~a3 | ece ~A3 |
d2 B e2 B | d2 B e2 B | def gdc | BGG G :|
Hares in Corn - Some discussion of the Hare in the Corn recently. This is a version Séamus Ennis used in the opening of his version of the Foxchase. As far as I know he based this on a version he learned in Donegal, from John Doherty, where it was part of larger descriptive piece, the Hare in the Corn.
Doherty played the jig version like this:
T: Hare In The Corn
S: John Doherty
K : Dmaj
|: AG |\
FDF ABc | dAG FED | ~G3 FGA | BGE EAG |
FDF ABc | dAG FED | dfa gec | dAF D :|
|: df |\
afd gec | dAG FED | ~G3 FGA | BGE E2 f|
afd gec | AG FED | dfa gec | dAF D :|
is an earlier, closely related version of the piece
# Posted on October 21st 2012 by Prof. Prlwytzkofski