The Dead Piper jig

Also known as Finbarr Dwyer’s.

There are 21 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Beare Island (a few times), The Crooked Road To Dublin (a few times), Finbarr Dwyer’s (a few times).

The Dead Piper has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Dead Piper
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d | BGB dBG | cGg dBG | DGB dBG | cAF dAF |
PG2 B dBg | ecg dBG | BGB dBA | GFA G3 ||
BGB ~d3 | edc dBG | BGB dBG |AFA DFA |
GBB dBg | ecg dBG | BGB dBA | GFA GBd ||
Mg2 e fed | Mg2 e dBG | Mg2 e fed | edB ABd |
bag agf | gdg dBG | BGB dBA | GFA GBd ||
Mg2 e fed | Mg2 e dBG | Mg2 e fed | edB ABd |
gfg agf | gfg dBG | BGB dBA | GFA G3 ||
ABC
X: 2
T: The Dead Piper
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BGB dBG | cGg dBG | BGB dBG | (3^GAB A A=GA |
BGB ~d3 | ~c3 dBG | BGB dBA | GDB, G,3 ||
BGB dBG | cGg dBG | BGB ~d3 | cAF dAF |
GBB dBg | eGg dBG | BGB dBA | GFA G3 ||
Mg2 e fed | Mg2 e dBG | gag (3fga f | gdB ABd |
gdg fdf | gdg dBG | BGB dBA | GFA G3 ||
Mg2 e fed | Mg2 e dBG | gag (3fga f | gdB ABd |
bag Ma2 f | gfe dBG | BGB dBA | GFA G3 ||
ABC

Two comments

The Dead Piper

Another one from Finbarr Dwyer’s ‘Star of Ireland’ album. I don’t know if he wrote it - I can’t find a reference to it anywhere else.

I’ve transcribed it in full, as there are so many little variations throughout.

The second setting is a transcription of how he plays it the second time through.