The Apsley Cottage jig

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Apsley Cottage has been added to 1 tune set.

The Apsley Cottage has been added to 32 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Apsley Cottage
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: ~c3 cBc | ecA BAE | ~F3 FEF | ABc B2A |
~c3 cBc | ecA BAE | ~F3 F2a | fec B2A :|
~F3 FEF | ABc c2B | ABA ABc | ABB BAE |
~F3 FEF | ABc c2B | ABA Aa^g | fec B2A |
~F3 FEF | ABc c2B | ABA ABc | BAB Bce |
az^g- gag | fec fec | AB2 BAB | cec f2e ||
# Added by bdh .
X: 2
T: The Apsley Cottage
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: ~c3 cBc | ecA BAE | ~F3 FEF | ABc B2A |
~c3 cBc | ecA BAE | ~F3 F2a | fec B2A :|
|: ~F3 FEF | ABc c2B | ABA ABc | ABB BAE |
~F3 FEF | ABc c2B | ABA Aag | fec B2A |
~F3 FEF | ABc c2B | ABA ABc | BAB Bce |
azg- gag | fec fec | ABB BAB | cec f2e ||
# Added by bdh .
X: 3
T: The Apsley Cottage
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: ~c3 cBc | ecA BAE | ~F3 FEF | ABc c2B |
~c3 cBc | ecA BAE | ~F3 Eag |1 fec BAB :|2 fec BAE||
~F3 FEF | ABc c2B | ABA ABc | BAB cAE |
~F3 FEF | ABc c2B | ABA Aa^g | fec BAE |
~F3 FEF | ABc c2B | ABA ABc | BAB cef |
az^g- gag | fec fec | AB2 BAB | cec f2e ||

Six comments

Source

Transcription based on the recording *Natural Angle* by Gráda. The tune is actually in F# minor, but there’s no option for adding tunes to the database in that key.

K: F#min
|: ~c3 cBc | ecA BAE | ~F3 FEF | ABc B2A |
~c3 cBc | ecA BAE | ~F3 F2a | fec B2A :|
|: ~F3 FEF | ABc c2B | ABA ABc | ABB BAE |
~F3 FEF | ABc c2B | ABA Aag | fec B2A |
~F3 FEF | ABc c2B | ABA ABc | BAB Bce |
azg- gag | fec fec | ABB BAB | cec f2e ||

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F#m

F#m is the relative minor of A major which should give you the right number of sharps.

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Key

I second that notion

Sure, but it’s not in Amaj. I’ve left it in Bmin so that at least anyone searching for the tune expecting it to be in a minor key will find it 😉

I do realize there’s little consistency with the treatment of other tunes in F#minor on the site. For example,

Ryan’s (Cathal McConnell’s) (Listed as Bmin)
https://thesession.org/tunes/93

Farewell to Whalley Range (Listed as Amaj)
https://thesession.org/tunes/2410

B.

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Composer

The tune was composed by Colin Farrell, the (now ex-) fiddler of Gráda.

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There really are quite a lot of tunes around in F#m and that really should be an option on the site. I see that the tune has been changed now to be in A major. That is definitely the right choice.