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?
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.
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