Lacey’s jig

Also known as Lacey’s Sig, Lacy’s.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Lacey's has been added to 53 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Lacey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: EAA A^ce | d2d e^cA | E2E ABc | DEF G3 |
EAA A^ce | g2b age | d(3Bcd gdb | AGE EAA :|
|: eaa b2a | edB AEd | efg e2d | BAG EDB |
eaa b2a | edB AGD | GAB d2e | dBA EAA :|
X: 2
T: Lacey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
EAA A^ce | ~d3 e^cA | EAA AB=c | DEF ~G3 |
EAA A^ce | g2b age | dB/c/d ecA | ~G3 EAA :|
|: eaa b2a | edB AGE | efg e2d | BAG EDB, |
eaa b2a | edB AGE | GAB d2e | dAG EAA :|

Four comments

This lovely jig is found in John McSherry’s and Mike McGoldrick’s album "At First Light". John McSherry plays it perfectly on the Low D whistle. The main idea is to roll as much as possible. Just roll and roll and roll all the notes that last longer than 1/8. John also "spams" this tune with graces and staccato triplets, but I find it most tiring and absolutely impossible to imitate him… :-(

A Liz Carroll composition

Another great one.

A very special jig, from one with a touch!

Setting closer to McSherry and McGoldrick version

I just added a second setting, which is closer to what John McSherry and Michael McGoldrick play.
The low B, in the fourth bar of the second part is obviously played one octave up when they play it on whistles and bagpipes.