The Rose In The Heather jig

Also known as An Rós Sa BhFraoch, The Corofin, The Humours Of Corofin, The Longford, The Rose Among The Heather, The Rose And The Heather, The Rose In The Garden, The Rose On The Heather.

There are 94 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Old Man Dillon (lots of times), The Rambler (lots of times), Out On The Ocean (a few times), The Rambling Pitchfork (a few times).

The Rose In The Heather has been added to 811 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Rose In The Heather
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2F EDB,|DFA BAF|ABd ede|fdB AFE|
~F3 EFE|DFA Bcd|edB AFE|FDD D3:|
|:fdB ABd|faa afd|~g3 fed|Bee ede|fdB ABd|
faa afa|baf gfe|1 fdd d2e:|2 fdB AFE||
"Variations:"
~F3 EFE|DFA BAF|ABd ede|fdB AFE|
D2F EDB,|DFA BAF|AdB AFE|1 FDD D3:|2 FDD D2e||
|:fdB AFA|dfa afd|~g3 fed|Bee ede|
fdB AFA|dfa afa|baf gfe|1 fdd d2e:|2 fdB AFE||
ABC
X: 2
T: The Rose In The Heather
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:D2F EDB,|DFA BAF|ABd e/f/ge|fdB AFE|
FAF EFE|DFA ABd|edB AFE|1EDC D2A,:|2EDC Deg|:
fdB ABd|faa afd|~g3 fed|Bcd efg|
fdB ABd|faa afa|baf gfe|1fdc d2e:|2fdB AFE|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Rose In The Heather
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FAF EFE|DFA BAF|ABd ede|fdB AFE|
~F3 ~E3|DFA BAF|AdB AFE|1 FDD D2E:|2 FDD D2e||
fdB ABd|faa afd|~g3 fed|Bee efg|
fdB ABd|f2a afa|bag fge|1 fdc d2e:|2 fdc d2A||
ABC
X: 4
T: The Rose In The Heather
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DEF EDB,|DFA BAF|AB/c/d e2g|fdB AFE|
F3 ~E3|DFA ~B3|B/c/dB AFE|FDD D2E|
FAF EDB,|DFA ~B3|AB/c/d e2g|fdB AFE|
FF/F/F EE/E/E|DFA ~B3|BdB AFE|FDD D2e||
fdB AB/c/d|faa afd|g3 fed|Bcd e2g|
fdB AB/c/d|faa ~a3|bag fae|fdd d2e|
fAA eAA|dfa afd|~g3 fed|Bcd e2g|
fdB AB/c/d|faa ~a3|bag fge|fdB AFE||
ABC
X: 5
T: The Rose In The Heather
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: FAF EFE | DFA BAF | ABd ede | fdB AFE |
FAF EFE | DFA BAF | AdB AFE | FDD D3 :|
|: fdB ABd | faa afd | gfg fed | Bee efg |
fdB ABd | faa afa | baf gfe fdd d3 :|
ABC

Twenty-six comments

This is one of my favorites,not to slow not to fast.

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Rose and the Heater

Source: Packie Duignan & Seamus Horan - "Music from County Leitrim"
|:D2F EDB,|DFA BAF|ABd e/f/ge|fdB AFE|
FAF EFE|DFA ABd|edB AFE|1EDC D2A,:|2EDC Deg|:
fdB ABd|faa afd|~g3 fed|Bcd efg|
fdB ABd|faa afa|baf gfe|1fdc d2e:|2fdB AFE|

Gian Marco, they don’t actually call it the Rose and the Heater, do they? Tell me that’s a typo… Rose + Heater = dead rose… :)

Zina, I haven’t the original album of Packie Duignan, I have the mp3 files. I have found the title with "AND" in CDDB (www.gracenote.com).

Heather!

Zina, I just realized that the problem in not "in" or "and", but "Heater"!
Of course is a typo. The rose is in (or and) the HeatHer.

Rose in the Heather

Well done Ryan - my favourite setting of this jig. It’s amazing how this great tune can be spoilt by playing both the first and fifth bar as "F3 EFE" which many session musicians tend to do.

Rose in the Heather

The reason the 1st & 5th bar this tune is often played "F3 EFE" is that 2 octave instruments (ie whistle & pipes) have trouble with the low B.

I humbly suggest that if you hear a tune being massacred, its most likely due to the players vs. the setting.


SB

This tune seems to bear remarkable similarities to the ‘Rights of Man’?

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The two tunes don’t share the same key or timing.

Sorry- please ignore my comment. Confusing two adjacent midis on my player! (this is getting serious)

My version is slightly different from the ones copied from Norbeck’s tune collection:

K: Dmaj
FAF EFE|DFA BAF|ABd ede|fdB AFE|
~F3 ~E3|DFA BAF|AdB AFE|1 FDD D2E:|2 FDD D2e||
fdB ABd|faa afd|~g3 fed|Bee efg|
fdB ABd|f2a afa|bag fge|1 fdc d2e:|2 fdc d2A||

Help with a tune

Hi all. I have been trying to get ‘Rose in the Heather’ for awhile now and I’m still having a bit of trouble with it. I’m still in a stage where I need both sheet music and to listen to a tune before I can start getting it down. I have a feeling I have a different sheet music version than the sound sample I’m using. Can anyone point me to the sheet music for the version seen in the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HOFtWwRoC0&feature=related


thanks in advance!

That’s very similar to the version I transcribed above. Not exactly the same though.

rose in the heather

Just wonderin what the possible not to substitute for the 6th note in this song. It can’t be played on tin whistle??? SOund

Re: rose in the heather

Have you tried the flute/whistle-friendly settings in the "Comments" tab for this tune?

Re: rose in the heather

~F EFE DFA BAF

“An Rós sa bhFraoch” / “The Rose in the Heather”

"Tutor for the Feadóg Stáin"
Micheál Ó hAlmhain & Séamus MacMathúna
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, 1971

Sadly, this lovely little tutor, and "Ag Deanamh Ceoil: A Selection of 52 Tunes" (stage 2), is no longer available, or so I understand it.

This was the first jig taught, page 14

X: 5
T: An Rós sa bhFraoch
T: Rose In The Heather, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: FAF EFE | DFA BAF | ABd ede | fdB AFE |
FAF EFE | DFA BAF | AdB AFE | FDD D3 :|
|: fdB ABd | faa afd | gfg fed | Bee efg |
fdB ABd | faa afa | baf gfe fdd d3 :|

“Tutor for the Feadóg Stáin”

I didn’t realise that the Rose in the Heather was in this Tutor. As far as its availability is concerned though, the last time I was in Monkstown there was a pile of these tutors stacked up in a corner of the shop. Anyone interested should give Comhaltas a ring on 01 280 0295 as I understand they’re now doing sales over the phone for Visa or Laser payments.

The version shown here by ‘c’ is the one I first learnt - there was a lovely rendition of it on the Stockton’s Wing CD, "The Crooked Rose". However, I found the one with the low B in the Tommy Peoples tunebook and I think it’s nice to mix the two different tune settings for variation purposes.

The Rose in The Heather

There is a tune that I heard a great Edgeworthstown (Co Longford) Banjo player playing before this on a tape, the notes of the first part are GFGAGFGDBEDCBCEFAAGEDBCDGBBABDCBCDFEDCAFGBAG. I was just worndering if any one might know what it is called. Thanks.

Accompanying Chords?

I’ve almost got this classic tune down on fiddle now, but I’m also trying to figure out the accompanying guitar chords for it. Does anyone have or know where one might find those?

I agree with Bannerman about the "F3 EFE" bit, but for me this tune has worn itself thin now anyway from too many hearings.