The Knockawhinna jig

Also known as The Galway, The Knockawinna, The Siamsa.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Knockawhinna has been added to 53 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Knockawhinna
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGF G2A | BdG ABc | dgf d2^c | ded cAF |
DGF G2A | BdG ABc | dgf ded |1 cAF G2E :|2 cAF G2^G |]
K: Dmaj
AFA d2e | faf gec | d2f ecA | GFG AFG |
AFA d2e | faf gec | a2a gec |1 edc d2B :|2 edc d^c=c |]
K: Gmaj
BAB GBd | gfg ece | dBd cAc | BGB AFD |
d^cd GBd | gfa gfa | gdB cAF |1 AGF G2A :|2 AGF G2E |]
# Added by jakep .
X: 2
T: The Knockawhinna
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: F |DGF G2 A | BdG ABc | dgf d>ed | ded cAF |
D2 G G2 A | B/c/dG AA/B/c | dgf d>ed | cAF G2 :|
K: D Major
|: F/G/ |AFA d2 e | faf g2 e | dfd ecA | GBG AE/F/G |
AF/G/A d2 e | f/g/af gec | af/g/a gec | Adc d2 :|
K: G Major
|: c |B/c/dB GBd | g2 g ece | dB/c/d cAc | BG/A/B AFD |
d^cd GB/=c/d | gba gfa | gdB cAd | AGF G2 :|
X: 3
T: The Knockawhinna
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: E |DEF G2 A | BAG ABc | dge ded | ded cAF |
DEF G2 A | BAG ABc | d^cd =cAF |[1 AGF G2 :|[2 AGF GFG ||
|: AFA d2 e | faf gfe | d2 e dcA | GFG AFG |
AFA d2 e | faf g3 | a2 a ge^c |[1 ed^c ddd :|[2 ed^c dc=c ||
|: BAB GBd | g2 g ege | ddB cBA | BAG FED |
BAB GBd | g2 a g2 a | gec edB |[1 AGF GFG :|[2 AGF G2 |]
X: 4
T: The Knockawhinna
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: E |DEF G2 A | BAG ABc | dge ded | ded cAF |
DEF G2 A | BAG AA/B/c | d^cd =cAF | AGF G2 :|
|: F/G/ |AF/G/A d2 e | faf gfe | d2 f e^cA | GE/F/G AFD |
AFA d2 e | f2 f ge/f/g | a2 a ge^c |[1 ed^c d2 :|[2 ed^c dc=c ||
|: B^AB GBd | g2 g ece | d^cd =cAc | BGB AFD |
B2 B GB/c/d | gfa g2 a | gdB cAF |[1 AGF G2 A :|[2 AGF G2 |]

Ten comments

Gan Ainm

This is my first tune, so sorry if there is anything wrong with it.
I learnt it at Tara O’Carolan CCE, Manchester.
I have no idea what it’s called.

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Very nice! Thanks!

I know this tune as the Knockawinna and I’ve also heard it recorded as the Galway Jig.

I have just found out that this tune was composed by concertina player Mícheál Ó hÉidhin, and was popularised by the Siamsa Ceili Band from Co. Louth.

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This is on ComhaltasLive played by Brian Conway’s niece. Nice tune that I’ve never heard other than that clip.

Knockawinna jig.

I’ve been looking for this for years, so when I stumbled upon the Comhaltas link, quite by accident, I was delighted.

Mick Foster plays it as the 2nd in a set of 3, called "Kelly’s selection", on a CD called ‘Traditional Irish Favourites. The first one, though I can play it, I don’t have a name for it, the middle one I now know is this one here, the third is "Strike the Gay harp".
I must try to transpose the first one & do an ABC search - it might already be here.

Knockawinna Jig

Just stayed in the Knockawinna Area and got a hand on this beautiful tune. Worth to spread it.

X: 2 “The Knockawhinna Jig” C: Micheál Ó hEidhin

Having a ‘little’ fun with it… ;-)

X: 3 “The Knockawhinna Jig” / “The Siamsa Jig”

A rough estimate of Marina Meyler’s take on this via tenor banjo…

X :4 “The Knockawhinna Jig”

Taking it a few other places…