Mama’s Pet - the jig!
This tune is on Cathal McConnell’s ‘Long Expectant Comes At Last’, and it follows Big John’s Hard Jig. Features Cathal on flute with lovely bouncy guitar by John Doyle.
The liner notes say that Mama’s Pet came from Sean MacAloon, a piper and fiddler from Altawalk, Roslea, Co. Fermanagh, and apparently there’s a song connected with this jig about a man who tires to get away from his wife by going over to Scotland.
Love to find out if anyone knows the song Cathal is talking about?
2nd Jig from track 8 of Edel Fox and Neil Byrne’s CD "The Sunny Banks". There is already a Kilfinane jig which is different so this will link to the recording as it is spelled there with three n’s as per the CD.
The Kilfinane Jig
I believe Peter Carberry recorded the same version of the tune. He writes he got the tune from Emmet Gill, who actually recorded a different version of it: https://thesession.org/tunes/2295#setting23241
Thanks Slainte - hope you’re keeping well.
Mama’s Pet (jig)
It seems to be in Amix, not Ador.
Duplicated and misnamed
This jig is actually called Mama’s Pet: https://thesession.org/tunes/8646
Peter Carberry recorded this tune and The Kilfinane Jig as different tunes on his solo album "Traditional Irish Music from Co. Longford." Edel Fox and Neil Byrne might have learned them from Peter’s playing, and got their titles mixed up.
Donough, please post your transcription as the second setting of Mama’s Pet. Yours is better!
Slainte - That Mama’s Pet you linked to has no C# and sounds very different unless its just a very bad transcription 🙂 I would need to listen to that recording to see if what I have transcribed is really that tune
Maybe just post a link there to this tune
ANother setting of what may be the same tune:
As played by Mike Rafferty
A setting of this tune can also be found (under the name Mama’s Pet) as tune #358 in "Second Wind — 300 more turns from Mike Rafferty", complied by Lesl Harker (2009).
Correction: Mama’s Pet is in A myxolidian, not Dorian
Slainte - this C is indeed supposed to be a sharp. Apologies - error now corrected.
Several of Cathal McConnell’s recordings are on Spotify including his rendition of this tune.
If you love the album you can buy it here
Key of D
The tune is actually in the key of D, but it never ends on that note.