Charlie Mulvihill's Jig in A


Accordionist, concertina player, and composer Charlie Mulvihill from New York composed this tune. Charlie was very friendly with the great Paddy Killoran, master fiddle player from County Sligo. When Paddy Killoran died, his wife Betty gave Charlie the 78 RPM recordings that Paddy had recorded in the 1930s and '40s. Charlie transferred the records to tape for Mrs. Killoran to enjoy once again. Along with the Killoran recordings, Charlie gave her a tape of his own compositions which includes this jig cleverly structured around the recurrence of the note 'A'. He plays it on this track with his daughter Geraldine on piano and son Tommy on fiddle. I am grateful to Tommy Mulvihill for giving me permission to feature the track with this collection.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries
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Mulvihill, Charlie (accordion) (composer), Mulvihill, Tommy (fiddle), and Mulvihill, Geraldine (piano), “Charlie Mulvihill's Jig in A,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 25, 2024,