An Port Ard jig

Also known as The High.

There are 49 recordings of a tune by this name.

An Port Ard has been added to 26 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: An Port Ard
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:b|c'ba bag|efg a2b|c'ba b2a|ged e2b|
c'ba bag|efg agd|edc Bcd|ecB A2:|
|:B|c2c d^cd|eda ged|cAB c2d|ed^c ded|
cAB c2d|eaa efg|edc Bcd|ecB A2:|
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X: 2
T: An Port Ard
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:ef|"Em"gfe "D/F#"fed|"Bm"Bcd "Em"e2 (f|"Em/G"g)fe "D"f2 e|"D"dBA "Bm"B2 ef|
"Em/G"gfe ~"D/F#"f2e|"Bm/D"dBc "D"d2 e|"D"dBA "F#m"FGA|"Em"BGE E2:|
|:F|"G"G2 A~GA|"Em"Bee "Bm"dBA|"Em/G"GEF G2 B|"Bm"BAG ABA
"Em"GEF G2A|Bee "Em7/D"dee|"Bm"dBA "F#m"FGA|"Em"BGE E2:|
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X: 3
T: An Port Ard
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fdor
|:fg|agf gfe|cde f2 (g|a)gf g2 f|ecB c2 fg|
agf ~g2f|ecd e2 f|ecB GAB|cAF F2:|
|:G|A2 B~AB|cff ecB|AFG A2 c|cBA BcB
AFG A2B|cff eff|ecB GAB|cAF F2:|
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Ten comments

An Port Ard: High Jig

Obviously, this version of the tune comes from Harry Bradley’s solo album. I don’t know much about the tune, but Harry wrote he got it from Fintan Vallely, who informed him it’s a composition of Junior Crehan.

You’ll find the transcription from Ceol Rince na hEireann at JC’s, but Harry’s interpretation is much more inventive, especially in the second part. I think it would sound great on pipes. Enjoy!

Try it in E

This is recorded in E on the Vallely brothers’ Callan Bridge; it’s considerably easier (at least on the pipes) in this key. They follow it with "The Girl from the Big House," which is called Robbie Hannon’s on the album.

Well, it’s not the *High* Jig anymore if you play it in Edor.

Other name for “The High Jig”

I recently learned the High Jig and was looking for it here. My teacher knows it from the recording Callan Bridge by the Vallely brothers, but the accordant link from the album page on thesession.org links to the High Reel. It goes somewhat like f | gfe fed | Bcd e2f | gfe f2e | dBAB2…

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Other name for “The High Jig”

The tune, composed by Junior Crehan, is in Ceol Rinnce na hEirreann as the High Jig. Junior himself said:

I composed a jig but had no name
And then one night to Quilty I came
For Thomas Power I played it through
And he named it ‘Mo Ghra Thu’

And so it is named.

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Re: Other name for “The High Jig”

Thanks!

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yeah, it’s lovely in E on whistle/ flute. Kinda got into my head from Martin Hayes new CD ‘Welcome Here Again’ where it’s 2nd track, though he plays a couple of semitones higher.

Martin Hayes’ version in E♭ or D for the rest of us

I got hooked on this from "Welcome Here Again" too, and found when I tried to learn it they are actually playing it in the rather unusual key of E flat. I hear something like this, though there are variations. I figured it out first in D and then transposed it back to E flat.

X:1
T: An Port Ard / The High Jig
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K:Edor
|:ef|gfe fed|Bcd e2 (f|g)fe f2 e|dBA B2 ef|
gfe ~f2ed|Bcd d2 e|dBA FGA|BGE E2:|
|:F|G2 A~GA|Bee dBA|GEF G2 B|BAG ABA
GEF G2A|Bee dee|dBA FGA|BGE E2:|

X:2
T: An Port Ard / The High Jig
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fdor
|:fg|agf gfe|cde f2 (g|a)gf g2 f|ecB c2 fg|
agf ~g2fe|cde e2 f|ecB GAB|cAF F2:|
|:G|A2 B~AB|cff ecB|AFG A2 c|cBA BcB
AFG A2B|cff eff|ecB GAB|cAF F2:|

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