Will Hardy's Twiggy Jig


My friend Beth Sweeney is the librarian for the Irish Music Archives at the Burns Library of Boston College. When she finds time in her schedule, Beth likes to play music and compose. On this track she plays one of her own tunes, which she describes in this way: 'In the early 1990s I recorded a cassette tape of a few fiddle tunes I had composed, including this jig, and gave the tape to Séamus Connolly, my first teacher of Irish fiddle music. Years later, after listening to the tape again, Séamus asked me if I would record this particular jig for his collection. On this track I play both fiddle and piano. The tune is named for a dear friend of mine, Will Hardy, an award-winning designer and a great appreciator of music. The "twigginess" of the jig is a play on words, a reference to my friend Forrest, with whom I exchanged many a tune around the same time that this jig was written.'


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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Sweeney, Beth (fiddle, piano) (composer), “Will Hardy's Twiggy Jig,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 16, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/473.