Monday, 2 November 2015

Scatter the Mud (jig): Brendan (eile)

Scatter the Mud (jig)

Seeing as I have been learning Mist Covered Mountain along with Scatter the Mud from Brian McGrath's album Pure Banjo (2009) I thought I might as well post the latter tune too.

I have no idea of the origins of this jig but it features in Francis O'Neill's Music of Ireland (1903) so it was certainly known in the 19th century. Chief O'Neill was a Cork-born, Chicago policeman and multi-instrumentalist who collected thousands tunes from Irish musicians in the US and from a variety of printed sources; these were published in several now-famous volumes. Anyway, enough of the history (or lack of). Here's my stab at it ...

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