Spórt jig

Also known as An Sport, An Spórt, Peadar O’Riada’s, Sport.

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

Spórt has been added to 309 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Spórt
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AdF ~A3 | GBE GFG | AdF ~A3 |
GBE cde | AdF ~A3 | GBE GFG |
cdc A2G |1 EAA D2F :|2 EAA D2 |
|:d | ~c3 ~d3 | cec A2g | fed ged | cec A2e |
~f3 ~g3 | age d2e | fdF A2F |GEA D2 :|z |
|:AGG AGE | AGE EDD | AGE cde | dcA ~G3 |
AGG AGE | AGE EDD | cdc A2G | EAA D3 :|
ABC
X: 2
T: Spórt
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FG|AdF ~A2A|GBE GFG| AdF ~A2A|GAB cde|
AdF ~A2A|GBE G2d|cdc A2G|EA~AD2 :|
|: dc2 cd2|dcd cA2|def efg|edc dcA-|
Ade fef|gfg age|def dFA-|AGE AD2:|
|:FG|AGG AEE|AGG EDD|AGG A2d|cdc A2F|
GAG GAE|EAG GED|Dcd cA2|GE A~A [1 D:|| [2 D3:||
ABC
X: 3
T: Spórt
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AdF A2 A|GBE G2 G|AdF A2 A|GEd cEA|
AdF A2 A|GBE G2 A|cdc A2A|GEA D3:|
|:cBc dcd|cec A2g|fed ged|cec A3 |
fef gfg|faf d2e|fdF AFA|GEA D2 A:|
|:AGG AEE|AGE EDD|AGG c2 e|dcA AGE|
AGG AEE|AGE EDD|cdc A2G|EAA D3 :|
ABC
X: 4
T: Spórt
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:"D"AdF A3|"Em/G"GBE GFG| "D"AdF A3|"Em/G"GBE "A"cde|
"D"AdF A3|"Em/G"GBE GFG|"A"cde A2G|"A"EAA "D"[1D3||[2D2d :|
|:"A"c3 d3|"A"cec A2g|"D"fed "G"ged|"A"cec A2e|
"D"f3 g3|"D"age d2e|"D"fdF A2F|"Em/G"GEA D3:|
|:"A5"AGG AGE|"A5"AGE EDD|"A"AGE cde|"D"dcA "G"G3|
"A5"AGG AGE|"A5"AGE EDD|"A"cec A2G|EAA "D"D3:||
# Added by JACKB .
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Fifteen comments

This tune will bring tears to the eyes of the thickest skinned of bodhr

Sp

In Irish, the word "Sp

Composer: Peadar O’Riada

I originally learnt a variation of this tune from Irish harper Michael Rooney; however accoring to Michael O Raghallaigh on his fabulous CD "The Nervous Man", this tune was composed by Irishman Peadar O Riada. Regardless of it’s origin, it is a fabulous tune! :)

Origins of Tune

A great tune indead. I heard that the composer was watching children play and based the tune on that-makes sense when you hear the tune.

I Have a Slight Variation

FG|AdF ~A2A|GBE GFG| AdF ~A2A|GAB cde|
AdF ~A2A|GBE G2d|cdc A2G|EA~AD2 :|
|: dc2 cd2|dcd cA2|def efg|edc dcA-|
Ade fef|gfg age|def dFA-|AGE AD2:|
|:FG|AGG AEE|AGG EDD|AGG A2d|cdc A2F|
GAG GAE|EAG GED|Dcd cA2|GE A~A [1 D:|| [2 D3:||

This is the way Altan play it on their album Local Ground Altan… I think.

Great tune on Banjo

I’ve heard this played by Andrew Anderson on Banjo at the Murphy’s session in Seattle. It is one of my favorite tunes he does - and this tune is done at every session I’ve every been to and everybody loves it!

Bad tune on whistle

"This tune will bring tears to the eyes of the thickest skinned of bodhr"

no. Not bodhran; whistle. This is a horrible tune for the whistle.

C: Peadar O’Riada

No surprises there… :-P

an fidleir, u missed the point. They don’t make jokes about whistle players yet…

This jig reminds me of a French waltzette I heard about 15 years ago. I can’t conjure it back at all now.

From Peadar’s website, a slightly different version:
AdF A2 A|GBE G2 G|AdF A2 A|GEd cEA|
AdF A2 A|GBE G2 A|cdc A2A|GEA D3:|
|:cBc dcd|cec A2g|fed ged|cec A3 |
fef gfg|faf d2e|fdF AFA|GEA D2 A:|
|:AGG AEE|AGE EDD|AGG c2 e|dcA AGE|
AGG AEE|AGE EDD|cdc A2G|EAA D3 :|
(http://www.peadaroriada.ie/ceol-dom-chuid/sport-fiach/402/)

I don’t see the difficulty of this on winds, and it makes for a nice piping tune too, great fun, and as someone has said, the inspiration, like children playing in a park… :-)