Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#286 (Castle Jig)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||A Dorian
given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Castle Jig, The / The Castle / Sean Ryan's Jig / Seán Ryan's Jig / Sean Ryan's / The Lonesome Jig / Cooley's Jig / O'Connell's Welcome to Dublin / Fáilte roimh Ó Conaill go Baile Átha Cliath / Father Morrison's Delight (1st in set Sean Ryan's Jig [sic] on AIC2; 1st in set Sean Ryan's Jigs on KB IC) (also in E or D) (composed by Seán Ryan)
Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[AIC1] Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, Peadar O'Loughlin, Bridie Lafferty. An Historic Recording of Irish Traditional Music from County Clare and East Galway. Paddy Canny (fiddle), P.J. Hayes (fiddle).
[AIC2] Paddy Canny. Meet Paddy Canny. All-Ireland Champion - Violin. Paddy Canny (fiddle). For this tune: with P.J. Hayes.
[SRyan C] Seán Ryan. A Collection of His Own Compositions and His Versions of Well Known Traditional Tunes. Seán Ryan (fiddle).
[DD 2] De Danann. Selected Jigs Reels and Songs. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute, whistle), Charlie Piggot (banjo, melodeon, mandolin, whistle, bouzouki), Johnny Moynihan (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, whistle, harmonica), Alec Finn (bouzouki), Johnny 'Ringo' McDonagh (bodhrán, bones). For this tune: 1st time Charlie (banjo).
[KB Pr] Kevin Burke, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Promenade. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, piano).
[Kn] Noel Hill and Tony MacMahon. In Knocknagree. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony MacMahon (accordion).
[MH 1] Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
[JDr 2] Joe Derrane. Return to Inis Mór. Joe Derrane (accordion).
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
[KB IC] Kevin Burke. In Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle). For this tune: with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
[BODFam] Bríd O'Donohue and Family. Cliabhán an Dúchais. Bríd O'Donohue (flute, whistle), Seán O'Brien (flute), Eibhlís O'Brien (pipes), Deirdre O'Brien (harp), Liam O'Brien (concertina), Sinéad O'Brien (fiddle).
Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order.
I have discovered by careful comparison that these are very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.
Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
|On page 35 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. |
|As tune #35 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. |
|As tune #55 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols. |
|As tune #80 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. |
|As jig #87 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music. |
|On page 10 of [SR] Brian Ryan. The Hidden Ireland. The First Selection of Irish Traditional Compositions of Seán Ryan. |
|On page 107 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition. |
|On page 182 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition. |
|As jig #114 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #201 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. |
|As jig #33 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. |
If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?
Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1959