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I'm always running across cool Jigs! 

I don't go looking for them, they just find me - and like a moth near a flame, I can't resist them! 

I know there are others that feel the same, so maybe we can come up with a great collection here! 🤗  Feel free to add your favorites! 

 

This first one is an O'Carolan Jig in Dm "Edward Corcoran" (aka Planxty Corcoran) - the link is sheet music at thesession.org.  I'm a long time fan of O'Carolan tunes & this Jig is played by Eliza Carthy & Nancy Kerr - both fabulous English Folk Fiddlers! They also play "Black Joke" (aka Black Joak) - Jig, possibly a Morris tune.

 

Here's another minor Jig (Am) "Black Whiskey Hill" - literally a 'crooked' tune (6/8 & 9/8), composed by Nick Montemarano, fiddle played by Anna Levitt of Crooked, an Irish/BG/OT band from San Diego!  They also play Elzic's Farewell, a Reel in Ador - cool history at thesession.org. 

 

I still love Jackie Roche's Favorite (Thread link)!

- Emily

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like the black whiskey/elizic set!   gotta love those unison note playing.  always have like elizics farewell 

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@ABitRusty -

Figured you'd like it - have you played Elzic's Farewell? 

I have a hard time remembering all the tunes you've shared!

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i havent fiddled elzics .  picked it on guitar a bit.

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It was ridiculously cold yesterday (with snow!), but bright & sunny today! 

I'm still working on smoothing out Edward Corcoran, but here's a great jig I'm starting on for this time of year - by Paddy O'Brian, "The Coming of Spring" in Edor! 

 

 

Here's TWO great Jigs (I only worked on the 1st today), "The Rock on The Clyde", in Em by Bobby MacLeod & "Tommy Mulhaire's" (aka. Rafferty's, Carolan's Fancy, etc...) by Tommy Mulhaire, in Edor - performed by Jayne Pomplas & Luke Deaton

 

 

If you haven't noticed, I like medieval-sounding music and this Jig, "Abbot's Bromley Horn Dance", was a surprise & FUN!  Strange old British, end-of-Summer ritual with reindeer horns!  Great tutorial by Chris Haigh, in Dm with a dropped G to A drone, but I like the Em version at thesession.org

 

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...can't help but feel better playing a jig - even in a minor key! 

- Emily

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Has anyone ever noticed how long Fergal Scahill's pinky finger is? 

...I'm so envious!

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Okay, I've got the basic Edward Corcoran memorized, but... then I listened to this played by Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

Geez, like there isn't enough going on with this tune already, now I'm obsessed with all these fabulous variations! 😳 

 

 

REALLY PREFER THE TEMPO IN THIS VIDEO, but even some of this gets a little crazy!

...guess there's no sense in rushin' it.  

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You know I get obsessed with all my tunes - this one might be a bit too frolicky... but stuck in my head, so I'm learning it. 😁 

This Scottish Jig is a hoot! 

"Bung Your Eye" 

 

Sheet music & info from the Traditional Tune Archive - Bung Your Eye

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this!

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@ABitRusty -

Great jig!  Great version!

Makes me think of Fraher's & Kilavil. 

 

There's so many Irish Jigs I still want to learn, but also other 6/8 tunes that don't sound like them.  I'll keep my new favorite 6/8 Marches over in the Scottish Piper Tunes Played on The Fiddle Thread.

Have a few new ones I want to target. 

"Jon Nugent & Bumper Squire Jones" (The Curious Bards) - both Turlough O'Carolan tunes!  It's interesting that Bumper Squire Jones shows up as a waltz at thesession.org, but certainly sounds better in 6/8 time! 

 

"The Creggan White Hare" (Malachi Cush Music).  

I think I could have a lot of fun trying variations for each verse of this song.  Sheet music available at musescore.   A lot of myths around white hares - several in Great Britain. Legend of the White Hare (Folkrealm Studies).  More 'White Hare' legends in the UK from the Henfield Museum.

 

 

"The Corsican Fairy" (Blowzabella).  

From NW England (c.1800) - interesting info about this tune at thesession.org.  

 

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those are cool.

you may like this one.  nice modal jig you may like.  called 3 deers and a hare here. 1st one in the set

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