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X:1 T:Chorus Jig [3], The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig N:"An Irish Country Dance." B:McGlashan - Collection of Scots Measures (c. 1780, p. 30) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D B|A2D DED|A2G FED|A2D DED|A3 BAG| A2D DED|A2G FED|E2=c cBc|G3 GFE:| |:F2(d d)cd|F2(A A)GA|F2(d d)cd|A3 BAG| F2(d d)cd|F2(A A)GF|E2=c cBc|1 G3 GFE:|2 G3 efg|| |:f2(d d)fd|afd efg|f2(d d)fd|a3 bag| f2(d d)fd|afd dfd|e2(=c c)ef|1 g3 gfe:|2 g3 ABc|| |:dBd cAc|BGB AGF|E2d dcd|A3 ABc| dBd cAc|BGB AGF|E2=c cBc|(G3 G)FE:||

CHORUS JIG [3]. AKA and see "Caillach nan Giùran," "Coorosk Jig (The)," "Herring Wife (The)." Irish, Scottish, Canadian; Jig or Strathspey (in 6/8 time - this is another rhythmic variant illustrating the intentional and unintentional variation of folk melodies between triple and duple time). Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. D Mixolydian (Gow, Cranford, Kerr, Lowe, MacDonald): D Mixolydian/Major (Aird, Kennedy, Mackintosh, O'Farrell, Perlman): D Major (Goodman): A Mixolydian (Gunn). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBC (Mackintosh): AABBCC (Kerr): AABB'C (Kennedy): ABCD (Johnson): AABBCCDD (Aird, Gow, Lowe, Skye): AA'BCCD (Gunn): AA'BB'CC'DD' (Cranford, Perlman): AABBCCDDEE (O'Farrell): AABB'CCDDEEFFGG (Goodman). Gow and Kerr list the tune as "Irish" and McGlashan says it is an "Irish country dance." Irish versions of "Chorus Jig" with variations can be found in the mid-19th century music manuscript collections of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper wikipedia:James_Goodman_(musicologist) and Sliabh Luachra musician D. Curtin. Perlman (1996) suggests the contra-dance reel called "Chorus Jig" originated from this jig. See also the closely related Irish "Kilfenora Jig (1)" and the Northumbrian small-pipe jig "Holey Ha'penny."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selections of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. II), 1785; No. 131, p. 48. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 520. Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 191, p. 75. Gow (Complete Repository, Part 2), 1802; p. 35. William Gunn (The Caledonian Repository of Music Adapted for the Bagpipes), Glasgow, 1848; p. 34. Johnson (A Further Collection of Dances, Marches, Minuetts and Duetts of the Latter 18th Century), 1998; p. 7. Kennedy (Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 19, p. 7. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 4), c. 1880's; No. 190, pg. 22. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 2), 1844–1845; p. 9. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 58. Abraham Mackintosh (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Jigs, &c.), c. 1797; p. 15. McGlashan (Collection of Scots Measures), c. 1780; p. 30. O'Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. II), c. 1806; p. 138. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 133. Hugh Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers vol. 1), 1999; No. 144, pp. 60-61.

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