Chorus Jig (6)

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X:1 T:Chorus Jig [6] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:Bunting – Ancient Music of Ireland (1840, No. 103, p. 76) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (G/B/) d (e/4d/4/c/4B/4) d|(G/B/) .d (e/4d/4c/4B/4) A|(G/B/) .d (e/4d/4c/4/B/4) .d|(g/e/)(d/B/) (c/A/) (A/B/):| |:(G/B/) (c/4B/4A/4B/4) (G/B/) (c/4B/4A/4B/4)|(GB) (c/4B/4A/4B/4) (c/A/)(A/B/)| (G/B/) (c/4B/4A/4B/4) (G/B/) (c/4B/4A/4B/4)|(g/e/)(d/B/) (c/A/) (A/B/):| |:(B/d/).g (g/4f/4e/4d/4) g|(B/d/).g (g/4f/4e/4d/4) (g/b/)|(B/d/).g (g/4f/4e/4d/4) .g|(g/e/)(d/B/) (c/A/)(A/B/):| |:(G/B/) (c/4B/4A/4B/4) (c/4B/4A/4B/4) (c/4B/4A/4B/4)|(G/4B/4) (c/4B/4A/4B/4) (c/A/) (A/cB/)| (G/B/) (c/4B/4A/4B/4) (c/4B/4A/4B/4) (c/4B/4A/4B/4)|(g/e/)(d/B/) (c/A/)(A/B/):|]



CHORUS JIG [6] (Damhsa Loineach). AKA and see "Rocks of Cashel (2) (The)." Irish, Reel (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCB'B'. The melody is dissimilar to other tunes with this title and O'Neill (1910) says it is a version of the "Rocks of Cashel (2) (The)," as printed in the early 19th century by uilleann piper O'Farrell. Although the tune is labeled a reel it converts easily into a 6/8 form with only a slight rhythmic alteration (as O'Sullivan {1983} says, "if the rhythm is 'swung' slightly the meter changes to 12/8 time and the piece takes on the movement of a single jig").


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - the Irish collector Edward Bunting noted the tune from "Macdonnell, the piper in 1797."

Printed sources : - Bunting (Ancient Music of Ireland), 1840; No. 103, p. 76. O'Sullivan/Bunting, 1983; No. 103, pp. 149-150.






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