Kesh Jig (1) (The)
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KESH JIG , THE. AKA and see "Castle Jig (1) (The)," "Kerrigan's Jig," "Kerrigan's Fancy," "Kincora Jig," "Little Boy Ted in the Hay," "Mountaineers' March (The)," "Port Pat Coclain," "Spring Well (The)," "Tear the Callies," "Union Reel (The)." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (most versions): AA'BB' (Miller & Perron). The village of Kesh  is in County Fermanagh, Ireland, near Lough Earne. The jig has been popular in Irish sessions since it was popularized under the "Kesh" title by the Bothy Band, albeit often regarded nowadays as a 'beginners tune'. "Port Pat Coclain" is a West Kerry slide version of this tune, and also the related "Spring Well" and "Fond of the Ladies." Michael Coleman recorded the melody on 78 RPM as "Kerrigan's Jig." The first printed version appears to be in George Petrie's 1850's collection under the title "Tear the Callies."