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Track 4: The Dance At The Manor (Part 1)

Track 4. The Dance At The Manor (Part 1)Slip Jig and Jig - Kid on the Mountain / Whelan’s Jig

In the earlier years of his life, Aodhagán would have performed at gatherings in the great houses such as the O’Callaghan’s (as he refers to in an epic poem composed upon the death of O’Callaghan). He had the social status of an ollamh and would have been welcome and respected in any of the great houses of the Irish or old English nobility.

The two tunes comprising this set are common dance tunes. The first is a five part slip jig. The second is a two part double jig commonly known as Whelan’s Jig or the Rookery.

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