Sheet Music: Morrison's Jig

TitleMorrison's Jig
Alternate titlesThe Stick Across the Hob
Maurice Carmody's Favourite
Cry of the Celtic
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE minor
RangeD4–A5
Time signature6/8
Tempo132 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-08-12
Last updated2010-08-12
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Categories
Celtic Music, Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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Thursday 12 August 2010

Tune of the Day: Morrison's Jig

Traditional Irish tune

This popular traditional jig is named after Sligo-born, Irish-American fiddler James Morrison, who recorded it in the 1930s. Tom Carmody, who played accordion in Morrison's band, tells this story of its origin:

Jim was up at my house the night before we were to go to the studio, and I played him this jig. Jim asked me where I had got it from and I told him it was my father's jig called “The Stick Across the Hob”. Jim asked me to play it again and he wrote it down as I played, then he got the fiddle and played it off. “I will put that on record tomorrow”, he said, and we'll call it “Maurice Carmody's Favourite”.