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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]. 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." 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. Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers), 1999; No. 144, pp. 60-61.

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