The Feathers jig

Also known as Y Plu.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The Feathers has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Feathers
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D | G2 G G2 g | gfe d3 | c2 B A2 G | FGA D3 |
G2 G G2 g | gfe d2 c | BAG DGF | [1 G3 G2 :| [2 G3 G3 |]
|: D2 D D2 d | dcB c3 | D2 D D2 c | cBA B2 A |
G2 G G2 g | gfe d2 c | BAG DGF | [1 G3 G3 :| [2 G3 G2 |]
|: A | _BAG G2 A | _BAG G2 A | _BAG _BAG | A2 D D2 A |
_BAG G2 A | _BAG G2 d | dc_B AGF | G3 G2 :|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Feathers
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D|G2 G G2 g|gfe d3|c2 B A2 G|FGA D3|
G2 G G2 g|gfe d2 c|BAG DGF|G3G,2:|
|:D|D2 D D2 d|dcB c2 A|D2 D D2 c|cBA B2 A|
G2 G G2 g|gfe d2 c|BAG DGF|G3G,2:|
K:Bb
|:A|BAB G2 A|BAB G2 A|BAG BAG|A2 D D2 A|
BAB G2 A|BAB G2 A|dcB AG^F|G3G,2:|
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Three comments

The Feathers

If you pay in a ceilidh band it’s useful to have a good stock of 48-bar jigs for dances of that particular length.

Here is one that I heard just recently - I have no idea of its origin or composer.

The first two parts are in G-Major - the third part modulates into G-Minor.

The 3rd part sounds like a southern Italy Tarantella…

2nd version

The source for the 2nd version is : Thompson’s Compleat Coll. of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. IV, London, 1773-1780, nr 199, in which the title is "The New Feathers".

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