Riverdance jig

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Riverdance has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Riverdance
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
||:LEBA LFG/2F/2G|[M:4/4] LFELDE LFDLB,D|[M:6/8]LEFG LAB/2A/2B|[M:4/4]LAGLFG LFGLAB|
[M:6/8]LcBA LcBA|[M:4/4]LBALGF LGALGF|[M:12/8]LE^cA LEdB LE^cA LEdE|[M:2/4]LBA GA:||
||:[M:6/8]LBDD LBDD|[M:4/4]LcELcE LcELcE|[M:6/8]LBDD LBDD|[M:4/4]LcELcE LcELcE|
[M:6/8]LBAG LFA/2G/2F|[M:4/4]LEFGA LBAGF|[M:12/8]LAFD LBGE LAFD LBGF|[M:2/4]LFG AB:||
||:LEBA LFG/2F/2G|[M:4/4] LFELDE LFDLB,D|[M:6/8]LEFG LAB/2A/2B|[M:4/4]LAGLFG LFGLAB|
[M:6/8]LcBA LcBA|[M:4/4]LBALGF LGALGF|[M:12/8]LE^cA LEdB LE^cA LEdB|[M:2/4]LBA GA:||
||:[M:6/8]LBDD LBDD|[M:4/4]LcELcE LcELcE|[M:6/8]LBDD LBDD|[M:4/4]LcELcE LcELcE|
[M:6/8]LBAG LFA/2G/2F|[M:4/4]LEFGA LBAGF|[M:12/8]LAFD LBGE LAFD LBGF|[M:2/4]LFG AB:||
|[M:12/8]e12-|e12|e12-|e12|
||:[M:6/8]LEBA LFG/2F/2G|LFED LEFD|LB,DE LFGA|LBBA LGFG|
LFGA LBcB|LAcB LAGA|LGFG LAGF|LE^cA LEdB:||
||:LBDD LBDD| LcELc ELcE|LBDD LBDD| LcELc ELcE|
LcBA LGA/2G/2F|LEFG LABD|LCGG LCGG|LDEF LGAc:||
||:LEBA LFG/2F/2G|LFED LEFD|LB,DE LFGA|LB/2A/2BA LGFG|
LFGA LBcB|LAcB LAGA|LGFG LAGF|LE^cA LEdB:||
||:LBDD LBDD| LcELc ELcE|LBDD LBDD| LcELc ELcE|
LcBA LGA/2G/2F|LEFG LABD|LCDG LCDG|LDEF LGAc:||
|[M:12/8]LBBB BBB LBBB BBB|LeeLe eLee Leee eee|
LbbLb bLbb Lbbb bbb|Le'e'e' Le'e'e' Le'2 zz3||

Eight comments

Riverdance

The final movement of the song "Riverdance" by Bill Whelan. I realize it’s not a traditional tune, but it’s too incredible to ignore.

hmm since its by bill whelan, i wonder about copyright ..

but thanks!, i always wanted to learn it. the alternating time signature in the first part was a little difficult for me to get at first. this was a great help

Glad it helped! And I’ll just take it down if there’s any copyright issues.

Also, on the second measure of the fifth line up, the C was accidentally written an octave below where it was supposed to be, so all you guys who learned the song from this, you might want to double check that part.

Riverdance

Is this the first part of the ‘Nova Scotia Set’? If so, then there’s no need to keep changing the times signatures.

The whole tune can be be written it 4/4 without any problem.

Jim

This is not the Nova Scotia set, this is the tune "Riverdance", the third tune of the title track "Riverdance". The other tunes in the Riverdance set are "Dance of the River Woman", and "Earthrise". Hope that made sense.

Re: Riverdance

This is funny. The tune is a straight jig….all the way the though. It’s just accented very strongly by the Riverdance band to make it sound like it’s odd metered. But the dancers even dance a jig step the entire way through!

Re: Riverdance

Another great Bill Whelan tune. Can I just ask: Why do some Americans call DANCE TUNES, SONGS? There are NO WORDS so they are TUNES.

Re: Riverdance

This has been pointed out on many occasions, Paul. I blame Apple and iTUNES for calling everything SONGS!
(But then there are some dance tunes that do have words……….!)