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Mikey Callaghan’s

Jigs

Mikey Callaghan’s

One of the tunes that John Kelly Senior gave to Brendan Brethnach. On seoda ceoil album on fiddle “A fiddler from Rehy, and they are old Clare single jigs, commonly played for the 5th figure of the Clare set”

Name

Mikey Callaghan’s (Jig)

About

One of the tunes that John Kelly Senior gave to Brendan Brethnach for Ceol Rince na hÉíreann, Cuid 3, First edition, 1985, Number 51, Page 23.

John played this tune on the fiddle for the Gael-Linn “Seoda Ceoil” album from 1978 and the sleeve notes state that Mikey Callaghan was: “A fiddler from Rehy, and they are old Clare single jigs, commonly played for the 5th figure of the Clare set”.

Photo Details: Date: 1935, Location: Clogherhead, Co. Louth, Photographer: Maurice Curtin. 

Credit: The Photographic Collection, N110.15.00014 © National Folklore Collection, UCD. Link.

Audio

John Kelly Senior playing Mikey Callaghan’s Jig on the fiddle.

Audio Details: Location: Cultúralann na hÉireann. Date: 1968.

Credit: © Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Séamus MacMathúna Sound Collection.. Link

John Kelly Senior says “What about that auld jig, that eh, Mikey Callaghan’s jig.”

Notation

Notated from above recording.