The Tempest jig

Also known as Ap Shenkin, Ap Siencyn.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Tempest has been added to 48 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Tempest
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:dc|B2B Bgf|e2e efg|ded dcB|cBcAdc|
B2B Bgf|e2e efg|ded cBA|GAG G:|
ga|b2g a2f|gfe d2c|Bdg dBG|FAA Aga|
b2g a2f|gfe agf|bag fge|dgf edc|
B2B Bgf|e2e efg|ded dcB|cBcAdc|
B2B Bgf|e2e efg|ded cBA|GAG G3||
2
X: 2
T: The Tempest
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d/c/|B2B Bgf|{f}e2e efg|ded dcB|BAA A2d/c/|
B2B Bgf|e2e efg|ded cBA|G2G G2:|
g/a/|b2g a2f|gfe dcB|cde d<gB|BAA A2g/a/|
b2g a2f|gfe agf|bag fge|dgf edc|
B2B Bgf|{f}e2e efg|ded dcB|BAA A2d/c/|
B2B Bgf|e2e efg|ded cBA|G2G G2||

Six comments

I found this tune in an old compliation of New England fiddle music

Ap Shenkin

I learned this some time back as "Ap Shenkin". I was told it was Welsh but have since found it sourced as Northumbrian, from "J Moore, Tyneside 1841."

Ap Shenkin

This tune is used as the Regimental March of The Welsh Regiment

1808 Version

Here is the version from ‘Twenty-four Country Dances for the Year 1808’ (printed by Goulding & Co.):


X: 1
T: Ap Shenkin
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
d/c/|B2B Bgf|{f}e2e efg|ded dcB|BAA A2d/c/|
B2B Bgf|e2e efg|ded cBA|G2G G2:|
g/a/|b2g a2f|gfe dcB|cde d<gB|BAA A2g/a/|
b2g a2f|gfe agf|bag fge|dgf edc|
B2B Bgf|{f}e2e efg|ded dcB|BAA A2d/c/|
B2B Bgf|e2e efg|ded cBA|G2G G2||