Single Jigs: Siobhán Ní Chonaráin

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This track is from our 2006 CD, Concert Tour of North America 2006.

13 Single Jigs: Siobhán Ní Chonaráin* The first tune – referred to as a single jig was recorded by Boston based fiddler Séamus Connolly whoneeds no introduction to American audiences. Originally from Killaloe in Co. Clare Séamus Connolly a virtuoso fiddler has long been based in Boston and was founder of Boson College’s highly successful Gaelic Roots Festival. Connolly had learnt the tune from the playing of Paddy Canny and Martin Mulhaire in the late 1950s.

This second single jig would be more commonly referred to as a slide. (Whereas both of these tunes were played in 12/8 time,some single jigs are in 6/8 time especially those associated with dancing).This slide is associated with fiddler Paddy O’Connell from Cordal in North Kerry.The tune was identified in a manuscript of Pádraig O’Keeffe’s music by Kerry fiddler Máire O’Keeffe who recorded on her Cóisir House Party CD. These two tunes are very much associated with the playing of Nickie and Anne McAuliffe from Castleisland in Co. Kerry.They featured on a home-recording made by the McAuliffes for Bill McEvoy some years ago,a tape that has now circulated all over the world.While at home on holiday Bill asked Nickie and Anne to record some of what was known to be their very extensive repertoire for him.Bill brought the tape back to America and,as has happened so many times in the past,copies of the tape continued to be made.

5 December 2006
Concert Tour of North America 2006
Performers/Subjects Instruments
Siobhán Ní Chonaráin Flute
Sabina McCague Harp

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