Jump At The Sun jig

Also known as The Acidic Fairies, Dancing At The Sun, Fairies On Acid, Jump At Sun, The South Of France, The Spy.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Jump At The Sun has been added to 229 tunebooks.

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Fifteen settings

X: 1
T: Jump At The Sun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
DFA ^G2 A|DFA ^G2 A|dAA dAA|BAG F3|
DFA ^G2 A|DFA ^G2 A|dAA BAG|FGE D3:|
d2 e fed|e2 f gfe|d2 e fed|A^GA B2 A|
d2 e fed|e2 f gfe|dAA BAG|FGE D3:|
ABC
X: 2
T: Jump At The Sun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|:DFA ^G2 A|DFA ^G2 A|dAA dAA|AGF E2 F|
|DFA ^G2 A|DFA ^G2 A|dAA BAG|1 FGE D2 E:|
|:dAA fed|eAA gfe|fed fed|ecA {c}B2 A|
|dAA fed|eAA gfe|dAA BAG|1 FGE D2 A:|
# Added .
ABC
X: 3
T: Jump At The Sun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
GBd ^c2d|GBd ^c2d|gdd gdd|dcB A3|GBd ^c2d|GBd ^c2 d|gdd edc|BcA G3:||
g2g bag|add c'ba|bag bag|add e2d|g2g bag|add c'ba|gdd edc|BcA G3:||
ABC
X: 4
T: Jump At The Sun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
"Em"EGB ^A2B|EGB ^A2B|eBB eBB| BAG"B"F3|"E"EGB ^A2B|EGB ^A2B|eBB "Am"cBA|"B7"GAF "Em"E2:|
B|:"Em"eBB gfe|"B7"fBB agf|"Em"gfe gfe|"B"fBB "B7"c2B|"Em"eBB gfe|"B7"fBB agf|"Em"ezB "Am"cBA|"B7"GAF "Em"E2:|
ABC
X: 5
T: Jump At The Sun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
_E|EBB _B2=B|EBE _B2=B|EBB EBB|CBA GAF|
EBB _B2=B|EBE _B2=B|EBB CBA|GAF E2:|
D|EBE GFE|FFF AGF|EBE GFE|FBB _B2=B|
EBE GFE|FFF AGF|EBB CBA|GAF E2:|
ABC
X: 6
T: Jump At The Sun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: _E | EBB _B2=B | EBE _B2=B | EBB EBB | CBA GAF |
EBB _B2=B | EBE _B2=B | EBB cBA | GAF E2 :|
|: d | eBe gfe | fBf agf | eBB gfe | fBB _B2 =B |
e2 B g2 e | ~f3 a2 f | eBB cBA | GAF E2 :|
ABC
X: 7
T: Jump At The Sun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|: "twice through +" ^C | DFA ^G2 A | DFA ^G2 A | dAA dAA | BAG FGE |
DFA B2 A | dFA ^G2 A | d2 A DAA | GFE D2 :|
|: ^c | d2 A fed | eAA gfe | dAA fed | e^cA Bce |
dAd f2 d | eAe g2 e | dAA DAD | GFE D2 :|
|: ^C | DFA ^GAA | DFA ^GAA | d2 A dAd | BAG F2 E |
DAA BAA | dFA ^B2 A | d2 A D2 A | GFE D2 :|
|: ^C | DA,D FED | E2 A, GFE | D2 A, FED | E^CA, ^G,2 A, |
DA,D F2 D | EA,E G2 E | DA,A, DAA | GFE D2 :|
|: "B-part up an octave" ^c | dAd fed | e2 A gfe | d2 A fed | e^cA ^G2 A |
dAd fed | eAe gfe | dAA DAA | GFE D2 :|
ABC
X: 8
T: Jump At The Sun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: EGB ^A2 B | EGB ^A2 B | eBB eBB | BcA G2 F |
EGB ^A2 B | EGB ^A2 B | eBB eBB | G2 F E3 :|
|: eBe gfe | fdf agf | eBe gfe | fBB c2 B |
eBe gfe | fdf agf | BeB cBA | G2 F E3 :|
ABC
X: 9
T: Jump At The Sun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|: E |DFA ^G2 A | DFA ^G2 A | dAA dAA | AGF E2 F |
DFA ^G2 A | DFA ^G2 A | dAA BAG | FGE D2 :|
|: A |dAA fed | eAA gfe | fed fed | e^cA B2 A |
dAA fed | eAA gfe | dAA BAG | FGE D2 :|
ABC
X: 10
T: Jump At The Sun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
D>FA ^G2A|D>FA ^G2A|dAA dAA|~B2G FGE|
D>FA ^G2A|D>FA ^G2A|dAA BAG|FGE D2A:|
|:d2 d2 ef|e3 gfe|d2d2ef|e3 ABA|
dAA d ef|e3 gfe|dAA BAG|FGE D2A:|
ABC
X: 11
T: Jump At The Sun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
||: Em | Em | Em | Em B | E | E | E Am | B7 Em :||
||: Em | B7 | Em | B B7 | Em | B7 | Em Am | B7 Em :||
ABC
X: 12
T: Jump At The Sun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
|: GBd ^c2 d | GBd ^c2 d | gdd gdd | dcB A3 |
GBd ^c2 d | GBd ^c2 d | gdd edc | BcA G3 :|
|: g2 g bag | add c’ba | bag bag | add e2 d |
g2 g bag | add c’ba | gdd edc | BcA G3 :|
ABC
X: 13
T: Jump At The Sun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: B |EGB ^A2 B | EGB ^A2 B | eBB eBB | BAG F3 |
EGB ^A2 B | EGB ^A2 B | eBB cBA | GAF E2 :|
|: B |eBB gfe | fBB agf | gfe gfe | fBB c2 B |
eBB gfe | fBB agf | e2 B cBA | GAF E2 :|
ABC
X: 14
T: Jump At The Sun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: ^D | EBB ^A2 B | EBE ^A2 B | EBB EBB | CBA GAF |
EBB ^A2 B | EBE ^A2 B | EBB cBA | GAF E2 :|
|: d | eBe gfe | fBf agf | eBB gfe | fBB ^A2 B |
e2 B g2 e | f3 a2 f | eBB cBA | GAF E2 :|
ABC
X: 15
T: Jump At The Sun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|:"Em"EGB ^A2B|EGB ^A2B|eBB eBB| BAG"B"F3|
"E"EGB ^A2B|EGB ^A2B|eBB "Am"cBA|"B7"GAF "Em"E2:|
B|:"Em"eBB efg|"B7"fBB bag|"Em"fBB gfe|"B"fdB "B7"c2B|
"Em"eBB efg|"B7"fBB bag|"Em"fBB "Am"cBA|"B7"GAF "Em"E2:|
# Added by JACKB .
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Fifty-six comments

As played by the people of Carp Camp at the Walnut Valley Festival (a.k.a. Winfield)

Brent

Written by John Kirkpatrick.

I know a slightly different setting, as follies.

K: Dmin
|:DFA ^G2 A|DFA ^G2 A|dAA dAA|AGF E2 F|
|DFA ^G2 A|DFA ^G2 A|dAA BAG|1 FGE D2 E:|
|2 FGE D2 A|
|:dAA fed|eAA gfe|fed fed|ecA {c}B2 A|
|dAA fed|eAA gfe|dAA BAG|1 FGE D2 A:|
|2 FGE D2 E|

Posted .

C: field

Hiya Brent—another fun tune! And please don’t forget to put the composer in ABC’s C: field to make sure someone doesn’t end up calling it "trad."

Marguerite

Composer credit

That’s what these comments are for - giving information like the composer of a tune (where applicable).

When submitting a tune, there is no option for adding a "C:" field. It’s not that I don’t want people to credit tunes but that I want them to do it here in the comments section in fully formed sentences.

Will has already pointed out above that this tune is written by John Kirkpatrick.

Another Name?

I heard a funny story last night about this tune. I learned this from my brother in the UK but a couple of people here in Quebec learned the tune from a festival in France. For over a year they knew the tune as John Patterson. You try saying Jump At The Sun with a French accent!

Robin

We play this in Gmin with Crabs in the Skillet. Didn’t realize it wasn’t trad!!

Jump in Gminor

Could you post the tune in g minor? Thanks.

Key change

Here’s the setting that I play:

K: Gmin
GBd ^c2d|GBd ^c2d|gdd gdd|dcB A3|GBd ^c2d|GBd ^c2 d|gdd edc|BcA G3:||
g2g bag|add c’ba|bag bag|add e2d|g2g bag|add c’ba|gdd edc|BcA G3:||

Cheers!

Another Key

I’ve been learning this in Dm (original?)and have just found that our local session tends to play it in Em (apparently easier for G/D melodeons!)

Bother - I’d better try and learn it again in another key (or 2) - not a direct shift on a concertina (english)

Local color

This is one of the over-played tunes in my group of friends, but we’ve messed with it and written a mafor version. I don’t have the music as no one has written it up, but it sounds quite amusing.
Some of my friends have played this in a set with The Wizard’s Walk.

Yet another key

K:Edor
"Em"EGB ^A2B|EGB ^A2B|eBB eBB| BAG"B"F3|"E"EGB ^A2B|EGB ^A2B|eBB "Am"cBA|"B7"GAF "Em"E2:|
B|:"Em"eBB gfe|"B7"fBB agf|"Em"gfe gfe|"B"fBB "B7"c2B|"Em"eBB gfe|"B7"fBB agf|"Em"ezB "Am"cBA|"B7"GAF "Em"E2:|

I think this makes it easier (possible?) for melodians to play.

Fairies on acid

i know this as jump to the sun< but fairies on acid is the best name i have come across lol

barrysmith80
Edorian with the C# does not sound so great, I think it should be Eminor with Cnat

Another version?!?

X: 1
T: South Of France, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Emin
_E|EBB _B2=B|EBE _B2=B|EBB EBB|CBA GAF|
EBB _B2=B|EBE _B2=B|EBB CBA|GAF E2:|
D|EBE GFE|FFF AGF|EBE GFE|FBB _B2=B|
EBE GFE|FFF AGF|EBB CBA|GAF E2:|

“The South of France” ~ bodhran guy’s submission & comments

I suspect Jeremy will eventually find the duplication, so here are the comments that followed the above transcription, ‘bodhran guy’ first:

I learned it in this key (e minor) under that name ("The South of France")…

# Posted on January 9th 2007 by bodhran guy
http://www.thesession.org/members/30244

It certainly looks and sounds like "Jump at the Sun", which I learned myself from someone that had spent time in the South of France.

I now live in the Pyrenees, and if you can find that on the map, just look for the South of the country. This tune is described by one local medieval band as "traditionnal", and as a "Circadian Circle".

Mind though, I came across a recording of Carolan’s "Fanny Powers’" by a local folklorist here in the mountains. This tune was also described as locally traditional.

I’d have to look into it when I got a few minutes to rub together.

# Posted on January 10th 2007 by Fanning
http://www.thesession.org/members/25870

It’s not trad. "Jump At the Sun" was penned by John Kirkpatrick, accordion and concertina player from England.

# Posted on January 10th 2007 by will harmon
http://www.thesession.org/members/58

“Jump at the Sun” / “The South of France” ~ just a matter of octaves

Here is ‘bodhran guy’s’ transcription again, correcting the C to c and raising some notes from the second part up an octave, but since it is a repeat, giving some variation on the tune as well:

K: e minor
|: _E |
EBB _B2=B | EBE _B2=B | EBB EBB | CBA GAF |
EBB _B2=B | EBE _B2=B | EBB cBA | GAF E2 :|
|: d |
eBe gfe | fBf agf | eBB gfe | fBB _B2 =B |
e2 B g2 e | ~f3 a2 f | eBB cBA | GAF E2 :|

“Jump at the Sun” ~ by John Kirkpatrick

Well, now, with all that above and the various bits and opportunities, here it is again, but back in d minor, using those various options, like the octave drop ‘bodhran guy’ has, and other fancies, twice through ~ ;-) :

K: d minor
|: ^C |
DFA ^G2 A | DFA ^G2 A | dAA dAA | BAG FGE |
DFA B2 A | dFA ^G2 A | d2 A DAA | GFE D2 :|
|: ^c |
d2 A fed | eAA gfe | dAA fed | e^cA Bce |
dAd f2 d | eAe g2 e | dAA DAD | GFE D2 :|
|: ^C |
DFA ^GAA | DFA ^GAA | d2 A dAd | BAG F2 E |
DAA BAA | dFA ^B2 A | d2 A D2 A | GFE D2 :|
|: ^C |
DA,D FED | E2 A, GFE | D2 A, FED | E^CA, ^G,2 A, |
DA,D F2 D | EA,E G2 E | DA,A, DAA | GFE D2 :|

& that last take on the B-part raised an octave:

|: ^c |
dAd fed | e2 A gfe | d2 A fed | e^cA ^G2 A |
dAd fed | eAe gfe | dAA DAA | GFE D2 :|

I like the story of Planxty Fanny Powers (Power? Poer?) embedding itself as a traditional Pyrenean tune. But why not? However far they extend musical copyright, Carolan - R.I.P. - is now well outside it.

Jump at the sun

just discovered this tune thanks to jeremy and kardshark87. really like it but the F ending the fourth bar just HAS to be an E !! …………most of the fairies around here are rather traditional and tend to stick to fly agarics and magic mushrooms
but from my own recent experiences in the pyrennees I wouldnt be at all surprised to see them dancing through lysergic landscapes
to that old local tune Le Roi Des Fees!

Keys…

I play this in E (I think.. I starts on an E) so It segues nicely with Dribbles of Brandy and (i think..) Herbet the Sherbet

“The Spy” / “Jump at the Sun” ~ C: John Kirkpatrick ~ rescued duplication

Key signature: e minor
Submitted on January 18th 2008 by jig.
~ /tunes/8158

X: 8
T: Spy, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Emin
|: EGB ^A2 B | EGB ^A2 B | eBB eBB | BcA G2 F |
EGB ^A2 B | EGB ^A2 B | eBB eBB | G2 F E3 :|
|: eBe gfe | fdf agf | eBe gfe | fBB c2 B |
eBe gfe | fdf agf | BeB cBA | G2 F E3 :|

Heard this one around sessions in Cork 2000., Know no more than that really, I think its pretty much as I picked it up by ear, but…

Great little tune, always raises a smile! Not sure of its provenance, anyone know a bit more?

My first attempt at ABC with a little help and correction from a friend.

# Posted on January 18th 2008 by jig

Further ‘Comments’:

The first phrase sounds like part of a TV show theme song… Fun tune though

# Posted on January 18th 2008 by JosephofCK

“Jump at the Sun” ~ Cymru / England / Scotland / Ireland / Brittany / France

C: John Kirkpatrick

I was again reacquainted with this jig and was smiling the whole time, remembering the various places I’ve stumbled across it. It got spread in Cymru, but with John Kirkpatrick there on the Welsh Borders it’s not a surprise. It gets airplay for the Welsh equivalent of the ceilidh, the twmpath dawns. I remember stumbling across it in Brittany too, including Lorient. It also gets regular play across North America, Canada & the U.S.A., where John Kirkpatrick has done some touring, and especially for the dance from called contra dancing which particularly favours 32 bar tunes…

I suspected, such a spread in part accounts for the different names and keys. I have both played it for dance and danced to it, and we used to sometimes do some crazy stuff in accompaniment to bars 1 & 2, 5 & 6…

correction ~ dance ‘from’ ~ dance ‘form’

“Jump at the Sun” ~ John Kirkpatrick ~ revisiting previous transcriptions

The following is to aid comparison, with minor adjustments, a few missing bits and the removal of chords, one {c} and one ~, while adding lead-ins where suitable, and one ^c :

X: 2
T: Jump At The Sun
C: John Kirkpatrick
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: d minor
|: E |\
DFA ^G2 A | DFA ^G2 A | dAA dAA | AGF E2 F |
DFA ^G2 A | DFA ^G2 A | dAA BAG | FGE D2 E :|
|: A |\
dAA fed | eAA gfe | fed fed | e^cA B2 A |
dAA fed | eAA gfe | dAA BAG | FGE D2 A :|

# Posted on June 6th 2002 by Will CPT

X: 3
T: Jump At The Sun
C: John Kirkpatrick
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: g minor
|: GBd ^c2 d | GBd ^c2 d | gdd gdd | dcB A3 |
GBd ^c2 d | GBd ^c2 d | gdd edc | BcA G3 :|
|: g2 g bag | add c’ba | bag bag | add e2 d |
g2 g bag | add c’ba | gdd edc | BcA G3 :|

# Posted on April 30th 2004 by Trinil

X: 4
T: Jump At The Sun
C: John Kirkpatrick
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: e minor
|: B |\
EGB ^A2 B | EGB ^A2 B | eBB eBB | BAG F3 |
EGB ^A2 B | EGB ^A2 B | eBB cBA | GAF E2 :|
|: B |\
eBB gfe | fBB agf | gfe gfe | fBB c2 B |
eBB gfe | fBB agf | e2 B cBA | GAF E2 :|

# Posted on September 30th 2005 by barrysmith90

X: 5
T: Jump At The Sun
C: John Kirkpatrick
T: South Of France, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Emin
K: e minor
|: ^D |\
EBB ^A2 B | EBE ^A2 B | EBB EBB | CBA GAF |
EBB ^A2 B | EBE ^A2 B | EBB cBA | GAF E2 :|
|: d |\
eBe gfe | fBf agf | eBB gfe | fBB ^A2 B |
e2 B g2 e | f3 a2 f | eBB cBA | GAF E2 :|

# Posted on January 10th 2007 by bodhran guy

Also…

Here’s The Celtic Spring setting of this one…. (bare bones, though)

X:1
T:Jump at the Sun
C: John Kirkpatrick
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:Jig
K:Dmin
D>FA ^G2A|D>FA ^G2A|dAA dAA|~B2G FGE|
D>FA ^G2A|D>FA ^G2A|dAA BAG|FGE D2A:|
|:d2 d2 ef|e3 gfe|d2d2ef|e3 ABA|
dAA d ef|e3 gfe|dAA BAG|FGE D2A:|

Check out another post on this one…
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/8158

I first heard "Jump At The Sun" at an Irish Session in Wichita, Kansas about ten years ago. Five years ago, one of the flute players at the local session heard this tune at the Folk Festival in Winfield, Kansas and liked it so much that she learned it and started playing it at the local session.

Chords for Jump at the Sun

Anyone got a set of chords for this tune?

One set of chords for Jump at the Sun

From barrysmiths90’s setting above, the chords would be:

||: Em | Em | Em | Em B | E | E | E Am | B7 Em :||
||: Em | B7 | Em | B B7 | Em | B7 | Em Am | B7 Em :||

I think I have a slightly different batch. Will post it when I can confirm that.

The proper listing should include:
Jump At The Sun - composed by John Kirkpatrick - World Copyright © Squeezer Music 1989

It was written earlier, but that’s when it was copyrighted.

Cheers!
Sarah

Jump at the Sun

I confess that I only heard the jig, Jump at the Sun for the first time a few days ago. I can only put that down to my obviously narrow education regarding ITM tunes. Since hearing this tune I just can’t get it out of my head. I found the dots and and a media file on slowplayers.org and that was a great help. I’d love some more info on this terrific tune if anybody can help.

Re: Jump at the Sun

I learned it from Cork sessioners as the spy jig! :-) not the setting here, but definitely the same tune. In fact I notice I submitted it here as my first ABC , its in the comments as ‘rescued duplication. great fun on the whistle.

Re: Jump at the Sun

This tune was written by John Kirkpatrick, English melodeon player

Re: Jump at the Sun

Thanks for that, guys. I agree, TWH, It prompted me to get out my dust-gathering whistle and I’m having great fun learning it.

Re: Jump at the Sun

File under Catchy Tunes that Get Really Irritating After Repeated Exposure, along with MFAFH, Tam Lin, Sport and the like.

Re: Jump at the Sun

You may well be right there JT, but in the meantime I’m enjoying playing it. My next question was what can I put it with to make up a set on the whistle, but I suppose I could follow JT’s guidance, just use those other tunes he mentions and make up a catchy, but eventually irritating set!!

Re: Jump at the Sun

I’d guess = music for a found harmonium

Re: Jump at the Sun

This is also in that group of tunes Bluegrassers will start up after saying "Oh, I know some Celtic tunes!"

Re: Jump at the Sun

It is a fun tune, easier on C#/D than on fiddle in fact, but I wouldn’t start it at an Irish session.

It’s a good tune for contradances, the novelty wears off a little slower when you’re dancing to a tune, not closely listening, and the "goofy" notes add a bit of swing to the tune.

Re: Jump at the Sun

SWFL. We”re lucky in this part of Lacashire that we don’t get much call for Blue grass.

Re: Jump at the Sun

It’s a trade off, minstrel. Morris dancers or Bluegrassers, pick yer poison. :-P

Re: Jump at the Sun

Tough one SWFL, but I think I marginally prefer the Morris Men to the bluegrassers. Actually, no, I greatly prefer Morris dancers to bluegrass.

Re: Jump at the Sun

In the States now there is even an English Country dance associated with this tune. I guess it’s a crossover, by George!

Re: Jump at the Sun

I love this quote from John Kirkpatrick about Irish two row box players:
The chromatic style of playing seems quite popular among Irish musicians who like melodeons in D and D# although of course they don’t fit in any bass. When I once asked an Irish box player what be did with his left hand, he said "I don’t know, I just look the other way.

Re: Jump at the Sun

What is it with the Morris Dancers crack then SWFL? ;-) JK may have played for Morris Dancers but I think you’ll find he’s more than that…having had the pleasure of seeing him perform on a number of occasions, in my opinion, he is one of those rare all round performers.

Most Brit box players play it in E minor but I find it a treat in D minor on the fiddle.

Re: Jump at the Sun

Heard this recently….. what goes jingle jingle jingle jingle jingle …BAM!
















A Morris Dancer in a minefield……

Re: Jump at the Sun

>music for a found harmonium

right, thanks Richard. It didn’t take repeated exposure for that one to irritate me :-)

Re: Jump at the Sun

Kirkpatrick plays lots of different boxes, but is best known for his B/C/Csharp. It has the same stradella bass system as a piano accordion, so he can play quite cool bass lines and chords. He, as I do, probably feels quite smug about this :-)

Re: Jump at the Sun

tee hee, love it…jingle BAM! That should go down a treat at the local St. George’s night morris do. Ta!

Re: Jump at the Sun

People thinking Jump At The Sun is ITM reminds me of the story of when, in the ‘60’s, the Johnstons ( the two Johnston sisters plus Paul Brady and Mick Malony ) switched from singing pop-ie contemporary songs to traditional material, and their agent was bombarded by complaints from the country priests whose church halls they had sung at, demanding they go back to their nice old irish songs like "Both Sides Now".
One has to remember of course that people don’t always get chapter and verse when they hear a tune for the first time.

Jump at the sun - copyright correction

I just wanted to say…Copyright is misunderstood - Jump at the Sun was subject to copyright whilst it was being written! The ink would have been wet the paper!

Copyright will exist until 70 years first publication/authorised performance - which is 1972 AFAIK. For the sound recordings John originally made it will be 50 years from publication - which was 1972 when it was published on the album of the same title.

Also to clear up any issues on the notes Im assuming the tune is published in John’s own tunebook (oooh. now that *is* exciting!! waiting to get my copy!). Last seen at £13+P&P from john’s website http://www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk/

Hope this helps!

"Copyright will exist until 70 years first publication/authorised performance"

In the UK, copright will exist until 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the last remaining author of the work dies.

http://www.ipo.gov.uk/cdpact1988.pdf

Jump at the Sun

Hello to everyone, just joined this site - prompted by finding the tune when searching for stuff in minor keys to fit a set. My background, been playing guitar, banjo (5 string), mandolin for years without attempting Irish or any jigs/reels etc until I joined a band 2 years ago which specialize in this genre. Having got the bug, I recently bought a bouzouki, which I’ve always wanted since the 70’s. I found this tune last week and introduced it to out fiddler (72 years old and classically trained), and from then we’ve been playing it as a duet every day - it’s infectious!! The octave strings on the ‘zouk gives it a lovely middle eastern feel. I urge any zouk players to get this away. Regards to all.

the true identity of this tune is DMajor of course..
When litterate but musically lazy minds want to play in the minor mode they often do this, witt-or unwittlingly: change the major 6ths and 3rds to minor 6ths and 3rds, and -voilà! here’s an original, sometimes corky tune in the minor mode!.. Except that it almost always sound lazy and cliché. The augmented 4th here sounds like a cosmetic add on, like a red nose on a clown who’s not funny.