Miss Jane Bruce's Jig

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X:1 T:Miss Jane Bruce’s Jig M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (Glasgow, 1788, No. 472, p. 183) N:”Humbly dedicated to the Volunteers and Defensive Bands of Great Britain and Ireland” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D (A/G/)|FAd dcd|Adf fef|afd afd|cee e2 A/G/| FAd dcd|Adf fef|afd gec|ddd d2:| |:f/g/|afd dcB|ABA A2A|gab afd|cee e2f/g/| afd cBe|dce a2g|f/g/af gec|ddd d2:|]

MISS JANE BRUCE’S JIG. AKA and see "Miss Bruce (1)." English?, Scottish?, Irish?; Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Aird's "Miss Jane Bruce's Jig" was printed by Boston publisher Elias Howe as "Miss Bruce (1)" in several of his large tune compendiums, starting from 1844, and was picked up with that title by James and Francis O'Neill for Music of Ireland (1903). Howe labelled the tune as 'Irish', although by what authority is unknown. It was, however, entered in the 1815 music manuscript collection of Cumbrian musician Matthew Betham of Towcett, strengthening a hypothesis for a north British provenance.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3), 1788; p. 183. Knowles (A Northern Lass), 1995; p. 18.

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