Malcolm’s New Fiddle jig

By Jerry Holland

Also known as Jerry Holland’s.

There are 19 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Malcolm’s New Fiddle has been added to 13 tune sets.

Malcolm's New Fiddle has been added to 82 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Malcolm's New Fiddle
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
~B,2E EFG|FEE EGB|e2g fec|BGE FEC|
B,2E EFG|FEE EGB|efg fec|BGE ~E3:|
B2c BGB|e2g fge|Bcc BBB|BGF FGA|
B2c BGB|e2g fge|cec B2c|1 BGE EGA:|2 BGE E3||
X: 2
T: Malcolm's New Fiddle
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
|:B,2 E EFG|F2 E EGB|egf fec|BGE FEC|
B,2 E EFG|F2 E EGB|egf fec|1 BGE EB,C:|2 BGE EGA||
|:B2 B BGB|Beg fge|c2c BGe|BGE FGA|
B2 B BGB|Beg fge|1 c2c BGe|EFE EGA:|2 c3 B3|G3 FEC||
X: 3
T: Malcolm's New Fiddle
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D2G GAB|GAG GBd|gab age|dBG AGE|
D2G GAB|AGG GBd|gab age|1 dBG G2E:|2 dBG G3||
d2e dBd|gab abg|ee/e/e dd/d/d|dBA ABc|
d2e dBd|gab abg|ee/e/e dd/d/d|1 dBG GBc:|2 dBG G3||

Twelve comments

Malcolm’s New Fiddle

I learned this tune from the Daimh album “The Pirates of Puirt’. It was written by the great Cape Breton fiddler Jerry Holland.

where is the sheet music for this? Has it been removed?

Reelin’in Tradition by The Mulcahy Family

I think it is also recorded on Reelin’in Tradition by The Mulcahy Family (track 15, first jig).

Blue Fiddle track

This is the proper name for the tune listed as Jerry Holland’s on Sean Smyth’s Blue Fiddle album, in case anyone was wondering what that tune was.

(Sheet music now added - cheers Jeremy!)

Jerry Holland’s

The third jig in a set played on the accordion by Damien McKee, which can be found here. On the site, it’s listed as “Jerry Mulholland’s,” but in the video, he clearly says “Holland’s.”

Anyway, it’s a distinct tune from any that have been transcribed under Jerry’s name so far.

Malcolm’s New Fiddle, X:3

Setting in a more of a session key: G Major.

For the melody I used a YouTube video from the Irish TV Station TG4, It is the first tune in the set that the musicians play.

For the ornamentation I transcribed one used by the banjo: instead of rolls I used the combination quaver - semiquaver - semiquaver - quaver all in the same note.

This is the video, harp player Laoise Kelly plays with her son Caoilte Ó Cuanaigh that is playing the banjo: