The Seagull jig

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Seagull has been added to 83 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Seagull
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:aga fae|fec Bce|aga fae|fec Ace|
aga fae|fec Bce|afe fae|fec Ace:|
|:fcc cBB|fec Bce|fcc cBB|fec Ace|
fcc cBB|fec Bce|afe fae|fec Ace:|
|:cfe Bce|fec Bce|cfe Bce|fec Ace|
cfe Bce|fec Bce|afe fae|fec Ace:|
|:aec Bce|fec Bce|aec Bce|fec Ace|
aec Bce|fec Bce|afe fae|fec Ace:|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Seagull
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:aga fae|fec Bce|aga fae|fec Ace|
aga fae|fec Bce|afe fae|fec Ace:|
|:fcc cBB|fec Bce|fcc cBB|fec Ace|
fcc cBB|fec Bce|afe fae|fec Ace:|
|:cfe Bce|fec Bce|cfe Bce|fec Ace|
cfe Bce|fec Bce|afe fae|fec Ace:|
|:aec Bce|fec Bce|aec Bce|fec Ace|
aec Bce|fec Bce|afe fae|fec Ace:|
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Five comments

Very popular pipe jig

This is a very popular pipe jig in both Scottish and Irish music sessions in Scotland. Again, I’m surprised that nobody has posted it already.

It was composed by the great Donald MacLeod who has composed mnay fine tunes.

Not A major

A mixolydian. All the "g"s are naturals.

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Fiddlers version

You will be right, Kenny. However, the version I learned and most fiddlers etc play does have G sharps. I’ve also seen it written like this. I agree that this is probably incorrect and not the original pipe version.

It sounds good played either way, though. I’ll leave it as it is just now and allow the members to play it according to taste.

If you listen to Anam’s version, if memory serves me they play the first part in Amj and then the rest of the parts in Amix. It’s a great tune for messing with the modes.

Only the first part uses the 7th degree of the scale (G/G#), so the rest of the tune can be regarded as in either mode without making any changes to the notes. The mode can be prescribed by the choice harmony - presumably that is what you mean, Conan.