The Hedgehog slip jig

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Hedgehog has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Hedgehog
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2 A B/c/dc B2 A|AFA BdA BAF|AF/G/A Bcd e2 A|f2 d ecd BAF:|
fAf eAe d2 A|f2 d ecd B2 A|fd/e/f ece d2 A|B/c/dc BAF AFD|
faf eae d3|fAd ecd B2 f|agf ee/d/c d2 A|B/c/dB AFd AFD||
X: 2
T: The Hedgehog
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:AFA Bcd B2 d|AFA Bcd BAF|AFA Bcd e2 A|fed ecd BAF:|
faf efe d2 A|f2 d ecd BAF|faf efe d2 c|Bdc BAF AFE|
f2 f efe d2 g|fAd ecd B2 f|agf edc d2 A|BdB AFd AFD||

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“The Turoe Stone Collection, Volume 2: Traditional Irish Flute Solos”

Original compositions by Vincent Broderick
Waltons Publishing, 2007
ISBN, book only: 978-1-85720-200-7
ISBN, with CD: 978-1-85720-201-4

Page 38: “The Hedgehog” slip jig ~ for a different transcription…

Sadly mine was minus the CD, so that’s on my growing list of must-haves…

To acknowledge just a few differences for comparison between my transcript and the book, for a fuller one you’ll have to chase up this lovely collection ~

A-part, bars 1, 2 & 3 all have the same notes for the first two beats, simplified ~
|: AFA Bcd B3 | AFA Bcd BAF | AFA Bcd e3 | fed ~ ~ :|

B-part, bars 1, 3 & 5 are basically the same ~ | faf efe d3 |
The first beat of the penultimate bar is a third down ~ | fed edB A2 F |

I conclude both parts, final measures, different from the book’s version…

“The Turoe Stone Collection: Traditional Irish Flute Solos” (Vol. 1)

Original compositions by Vincent Broderick
Waltons Publishing, 1990
ISBN: 1-85720-061-6

Céilí House Archive 2008: Vincent Broderick with family & friends

Programme 20: 31st May 2008
Tonight we pay tribute to flute player and composer Vincent Broderick. Vincent recently published another collection of his tunes called the Turoe Stone 2. Fiddler Antoin McGabhann and friends join Vincent and members of his family for tonight’s celebration.

Vincent Broderick, 1920 - 07/08/2008

Born at Carrowmore, Bullaun, Loughrea, County Galway.

One of seven children, Vincent and his brother Peter, under the influence of their mother Ann’s love for traditonal music, began playing on flutes given to them by a local priest. From their teens they were accomplished players, performing for house dances in their area, usually transported there together on the one bicycle. They were also to be found regularly in the company of the Rolands, Paddy Carty, Kathleen Harrington, Joe Leary and Joe Cooley. ~ Like many then and sense, Vincent left home and moved to Dublin for work in the early 1950s…

Some of the information above was gleaned from the 2nd collection as well as from ~

Page 45 ~ “The Companion to Irish Traditional Music”
edited by Fintan Vallely

~ and ~ also where the mix up regarding the copper flute is repeated. It was Peter, not Vincent, who won the 1955 All-Ireland for flute in Loughrea, County Galway, with a flute he’d made out of a length of plumber’s copper piping…

There is a lovely picture of this in the 2nd collection, page 4, Peter with his 1955 trophy and his copper flute, showing clearly as well the lip plate also formed from another bit of the pipe…

Vincent won the All-Ireland for flute in Athlone in 1953 & in Cavan in 1954…