The Red-Haired Hag jig

Also known as An Cailleach Rua, Cailleach Rua, The Red Haired Hag, The Redhaired Hag.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Red-Haired Hag appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Red-Haired Hag has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Red-Haired Hag has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Red-Haired Hag
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:f|ecA aeA|cde gfg|BGG dGG|Bcd d2f|
ecA aeA|cde fga|def gdB|ecA A2:|
|:e|agf ecA|cde fga|BGB dBG|Bcd d2e|
agf ecA|cde ~a3|def gdB|ecA A2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Red-Haired Hag
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
f|ecA aeA|cde =gfg|B=GG dGG|Bcd d2f|
ecA aeA|cde fga|def =gdB|ecA A2:|
e|agf ecA|cde fga|B=GB dBG|Bcd d2e|
agf ecA|cde a3|def =gdB|ecA A2:|

Four comments

The Red-Haired Hag

I learned this tune off Réalta’s album.

I did some searches for it on the web, and found it in basically the same setting in a couple of different places, but not here. There are rumors that it’s in O’Neill’s. I don’t know.

With tunes like this one that fit the range and scale of the Highland pipe, I always wonder about Scottish influence. Is this tune Scottish? Was it originally? Or is it just coincidence?

Re: The Red-Haired Hag

It is in O’Neill’s, at least in Miles Krassen’s edition.

Re: The Red-Haired Hag

Yep, definitely in O’Neill’s, exactly as given above. It’s No. 157 in 1001 Gems, and No. 923 in the 1850 Melodies. Lovely little tune.