Margaret Jackson reel

Also known as Margot Jackson (Mairéad Nic Shiacais).

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Margaret Jackson has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Margaret Jackson
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2G2 GBdB|cBcd ecG=F|E2CE D2B,D|1 BGAF G2DF:|2 BGAF G2Bd||
|:g2fg bgfe|f2ef gdBd|c2ec Bcdc|BGAF GFED|
g2fg bgfe|f2ef gdBd|EGEC =FDB,D|1 BGAF G2Bd:|2 BGAF G2DF||

Four comments

Margaret Jackson

From the sixties recording of The Four Star Quartet featuring the great Sean Maguire. I wonder if anyone knows who Margaret Jackson was/is? Could this be one of Maguire´s own compositions?

Whoopsy daisy!

I seem to have f**ked up. The "F" flat in the sheet music, should have been natural. Sorry about that session people.

ABC now corrected

The "f" s are now as they should be in the ABC

Re: Margaret Jackson

Nobody has answered your question, Tim, in twelve long years, and I am afraid I cannot answer it either! This lady was Margot Jackson, according to the Wade MS, Co. Fermanagh, from which the tune is transcribed in Breandán Breathnach, Ceol Rince na hÉireann, Cuid 4, Uimhir 98. The Wade manuscript is, however, only from the mid- 20th century, which leaves it open as to whether she was an acquaintance of Maguire’s. Owen McCague, a musician from Co. Fermanagh, is given as Wade’s source, but nothing is said as to where he got the tune. Josephine Keegan published it as "Margaret Jackson", Maguire’s title, the very first tune in her book, A Drop in the Ocean.