48-Bar Jig - Suggestions

48-Bar Jig - Suggestions

I’m keen to expand my repertoire of 48-bar jigs - not necessarily Irish ones - could be Scottish, English etc.

Can anyone suggest any good ones to learn?

(Other the the 48-bar jigs that I’ve listed below, which I already know.).

Banish Misfortune
Brides’s Favourite
Bridge of Athlone
Blarney Pilgrim
Captain White
Cook in the Kitchen
Dingle Regatta
Hartigan’s Fancy
Hogmany Jig
House that Jack Built
Kinnegad Slashers
Paddy Carey
Quaker’s Wife
Random Notes Jig
Sweets of May

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I’m currently working on a version of “Spórt” (by Seán O’Riada), which has been sitting on my desk for at least 6 months. Also “Queen Of The Fair”, a John McFadden composition is a lovely tune. The melodeon player Johnny O’Halloran recorded it some years ago.

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In this order,1,4, 6, 11, in your list, here is another up and about in the morning , and behind the haystack

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The Mooncoin
Queen of the Fair
The Ship in full Sail (3 part version)
Moloney’s Wife
Katie’s Fancy

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So, you play the Dingle Regatta as a jig? I ask because some take it for a slide (and the same goes for Merrily Kissed the Quaker’s Wife, if this is the tune you meant).

But you asked for our favourites, so let me name The Cat’s Meow by Joannie Madden. Also The Luck Penny - one of the good old ones.

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"So, you play the Dingle Regatta as a jig? I ask because some take it for a slide (and the same goes for Merrily Kissed the Quaker’s Wife, if this is the tune you meant)."

Any slide can be played as a jig - and some jigs can be played as slides. A slide is really very specific to the Sliabh Luachra style of playing, so a lot of tunes that are treated as slides in that style would be played as (single) jigs elsewhere. In my experience of playing for English dances, single jigs (some of which may also be slides) are generally favoured over the more notey double jigs.

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I have heard a three part version of the English (I assume) jig "The Feathers" mixed in with "Sweets of May" and "Dingle Regatta". I have only heard two parts in sessions though so the third may be contrived (a search for ABCs will find it).

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Diplodocus
The Swedish Jig (sort of — a couple of extra notes but still a cracking tune).

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Rock road to Dublin ?

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Oops.. Rocky road to Dublin ?

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@All - thanks for the suggestions, so far. Keep ‘em coming!

sixholes: "So, you play the Dingle Regatta as a jig?"

Yes - but I think that the difference between a single jig and a slide is somewhat academic,

@Stoneboy - I do of course know "The Rocky Road to Dublin" (all three parts of it) - but it’s a slip jig. To clarify, my question meant 6/8 jigs.

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Donald MacLean. A cracker if ever I heard one.

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Dammit, the Donald MacLean I know isn’t in the tunes section here as far as I can see. Thought I’d better mention it in case anyone fruitlessly searching for it came to the conclusion that I am in fact a twot. The one I know is a three-part jig in D major. Can’t even find it on YouTube. Maybe I learned it in a parallel universe. Damn good tune though!

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@Steve Shaw - any chance that you might post your tune to session.org?

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I’ve never done that. I wouldn’t know how. If you send me an email address that I can use to send you an mp3 I’ll dig out the version I learned it from - if I can find it again!

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I suppose it could already be here in another guise…grrr…

96-Bar Jig - Suggestions

You might also consider doublin’ that? 😉

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I can think of two Northumbrian three-parters - The Random Jig and The Hexham Quadrille (I’ll Get Wedded In My Auld Claes).

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Thanks Nicholas - though I already know the "Random" - (it’s the list with my initial post). But I don’t know the Hexam Quadrille, so I’ll certainly give that one a try.

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Thanks for all the suggestions so far, folks!

I’ve tried out all the ones for which the ABCs are readily available - all good!

Two of the suggestions (Dusty Windowsills and the Mooncoin) I actually already knew without knowing the titles, so thanks for that!

Of the tunes suggested so far, the one that fits the best with the set I have in mind is Katie’s Fancy (as suggested by CreadurMawnOrganig).

I especially like the unexpected accidental that occurs in the third part of the tune.

Katie’s Fancy

"I especially like the unexpected accidental that occurs in the third part of the tune."

You’re not called Mix O’Lydian for nothing, then. Yes, that’s the best note in the tune - although only a shade better than the rest of them.

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Hmm… I’ve been a-thinking … - session.org allows searching for tunes by name, tune-type and key - but not by number of bars (e.g. 16, 32, 48, 64 etc.).

Maybe a possible enhancement in the promised uprated mustard board?

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It would have to be clever enough to manage all those anacrusises (anacruses? An anacrucis and another anacrucis??), let alone those alternative endings to A and B (and C) parts that add extra bars. Could Jeremy cope?

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If you know the tempo, and you know how long it takes to run through the MIDI 😀 …

Seriously though, the parser in the MIDI converter has what it takes to count the bars and is probably Open Source.

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I’ll have to let someone else analyse that last post.

Steve (ear-learner…) 🙁

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Plus the 30 bar tune I added a while back…

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Ah, come on Steve, *you* were talking about "it" counting the bars in the ABC. I was suggesting that the cleverness had already been sorted.

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Me?? I don’t remember saying anything about ABCs. I don’t have a clue what they’re all about! 🙁

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If you’re asking about tunes with 3 parts we play Dinny Delaney’s as a 3-parter; not the 4-thing at all.

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