Tune The Athlone Jig 62

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The database previously attributed this tune to Angus Fitchet. However this was questioned by Chris Dewhurst who writes:

Regarding “The Athlone Jig”, I am pretty confident that the tune is not by Angus Fitchet, since it is not included in any of the 3 volumes of his music which were published by “The National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs”. According to the foreword in Volume 3 (written by Nicol McLaren) this is a complete anthology of Angus’s compositions. Of course, it is always possible that a lesser-known tune might have been missed, but this seems unlikely, since “The Athlone Jig” has been recorded by many well-known bands.

I have not yet come across “The Athlone Jig” in a publication, but the same tune, in a longer form, and with some small melodic differences, was published in “The Francis Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music, Volume 3, 1927, Page 44, Tune 140” under the name “The Bridge of Athlone”, so whilst both the tune and the name have been shortened, it would seem reasonable to assume that “The Athlone Jig” is ‘Traditional’.

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Country Dance Country Dance Dewhurst, Chris, Julie & Nick J40 3 2/3 Country Dance (Jig)/The Athlone Jig/Miss Cochrane's Jig
Cumberland Reel Cumberland Reel John Crawford with the Gleneden Scottish Band J32 6 3/3 Cumberland Reel/Balcomie House/The Athlone Jig
Equilibrium, The The Equilibrium Alastair Hunter & the Lorne Scottish Dance Band J32 8 3/4 The Little House Around the Corner/The Irish Girl/The Athlone Jig/I Lost My Love
Flora's Fancy Flora's Fancy Jim Lindsay and his Band J32 8 3/4
Lady Charlotte Bruce's Favourite/Mrs John Clark's Delight/The Athlone Jig/Miss Nancy Dick's Favourite
Jig Jig David Cunningham and his Scottish Dance Band J40 8 7/7
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Jig Medley Jig Medley Bobby MacLeod and his Band J40 8 1/4 The Athlone Jig/Syd Chalmers/Jackson's Jig/Aithernie Lodge
Lamb Skinnet Lamb Skinnet David Cunningham and his Scottish Dance Band J32 8 4/7 Lamb Skinnet/Sandy Pirie of Hazelhead/Da Sooth End/The Athlone Jig/Allan Harlan/McDougall's March/Rab's Wedding
Miss Cahoon's Reel Miss Cahoon's Reel Bobby MacLeod and his Band J48 4 3/3 Miss Cahoon's Reel/Miss Rae of Eskgrove/The Athlone Jig
Muirland Willie Muirland Willie Ian Holmes and his Scottish Dance Band with Ian Powrie J32 8 3/4
Muirland Willie/Cavehill/The Athlone Jig/Harvest Time
Oregon Rant, The The Oregon Rant The Deirdre Adamson Quartet M128 4/4 Orange and Blue/The Keel Row/Hot Punch/The Athlone Jig
Pelorus Jack Pelorus Jack Peter Elmes' Scottish Country Dance Band J32 8 4/4 Christian Catto/Elizabeth Adair/Jack's Medley/The Athlone Jig
Twa Rogueish E'en Twa Rogueish E'en Frank Reid and his Band J40 8 3/4 I Lo'e nae a Laddie but Ane/Anne Fraser MacKenzie/The Athlone Jig/The Academy
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Cats in the Kitchen, The The Cats in the Kitchen J323/4L Iain Boyd
Safe Journey Hame, A A Safe Journey Hame J403/4L Eddie Hutchings
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