The Champion jig

Also known as Smash, Spoke’s, Spokes’.

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Miss Gordon Of Park (a few times) and Two Mile Bridge (a few times).

The Champion has been added to 1 tune set.

The Champion has been added to 88 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: The Champion
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:Bee gee|bee g2 e|fdB fdB|fag fed|
|Bee gee|bee g2 a|b2 b agf|1 gee e2 A:|2 ~g3 gfe|
|:d3 cdc|Bdg bgd|cBc afd|Bdg bge|
|d2 d cdc|Bdg bgd|cBc afd|~g3 gfe:|
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X: 2
T: The Champion
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:FBc dcB|fBc dcB|cAF FEF| fgf edc |
FBc dcB|fBc dcB|fgf f2e|1 dBB BAG:|2 dBB Bcd|]
|:ABA GAG|FAd fdA|GAc ecA| FAd fdA |
ABA GAG|FAd fdA|GAc ecA| gfe d2B:|
X: 3
T: The Champion
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:Bef gfe|bef g2e|fdB fdB|afb afd|
|Bef gfe|bef gfg|bc'b agf|1 gee e2 A:|2 gba gfe|
|:d3 c3|Bdg bgd|cBc afd|Bdg bge|
|d3 c3|Bdg bgd|cBc afd|1 gba gfe:|2 gag g3||
X: 4
T: The Champion
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: FBc dcB | fBc dcB | fgf f2 e | fgf edc |
FBc dcB | fBc dcB | fgf edc |[1 dBB BAG :|[2 dBB B3 ||
|: A3 G3 |FAd fed | cBA gfe | dfe dcB |
ABA GAG | FAd fed | cBA gfe |[1 dfe dcB :|[2 dfe d3 |]
X: 5
T: The Champion
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: FBc dcB | fBc dcB | cff f2 c | fgf edc |
FBc dcB | fBc dcB | cff fec | dBB BAG :|
|: AFA BGB | AFA fed | cBA gfe | dfe dcB |
AFA BGB | AFA fed | cBA gfe | dfe dcB :|[2 dfe d3 |]
X: 6
T: The Champion
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: FBc dcB | fBc dcB | cfF f2 e | fgf edc |
FBc dcB | fBc dcB | cff fec |[1 dBB BAG :|[2 dBB ~B3 ||
|: AFA BGB | AFA fed | cBA gfe | dfe dcB |
AFA BGB | AFA fed | cBA gfe |[1 dfe d2 B :|[2 dfe d3 |]

Twelve comments

Gan Ainm

This jig sprouts at our local session about every other week. Nobody has a name for it yet, so if you recognize it, please let me know and I’ll post the name(s). The B part is gymnastic, at least on fiddle, but well worth the trouble. A good tune to remind us all to minimize excess motion in our arms, hands, and fingers if we want to keep up with those whistle players….
Will

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Tune Name

This is actually called The Champion Jig or Spokes Jig.

“The Champion”

Also to be found under this name in:

"Jerry Holland’s Collection of Fiddle Tunes"
Cranford Publications ~ http://www.cranfordpub.com/

282 tunes ~ Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton standards and compositions…

Another Champion Jig associated with Cape Breton is in the Jerry Holland Collection, No. 251, pg. 72. Very nice tune, in the key of F Major this time. Swear I’ve seen in it Ryan’s or Kerr’s, too. Perhaps I’ll put some of these obscure tunes up on the Ew Tyube when I have a chance. Or Internet Archive.

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Should also say that I learned this other tune from Winston Fitzgerald’s playing, on Celtic CX34, Winston ‘Scotty’ Fitzgerald & His Radio Entertainers.

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Oops, I see that the tune Ceolachan linked to above played by ‘Scotty’ is my tune. Only why wouldn’t Paul Cranford know that title?

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The Champion, X:3

Setting 3 is from the playing of Buddy MacMaster from the CD The Judique Flyer, Track 9 E-Minor Jigs. It’s the last tune in this set.

X: 4 & X: 5 ~ “The Champion”

The second of two jigs making up the medley "The Wanderer", as recorded by "The Flanagan Brothers", and these and that notation can be found here:

https://thesession.org/tunes/2312
X: 4 ~ # Added by b.maloney - December 27th, 2003
X: 5 ~ # Added by Mc twist - March 19th, 2013

X: 6 ~ “The Champion”

T: Mike Flanagan’s Jig
S: De Dannan: 1/2 Set in Harlem
Z: Philippe Varlet

The last two parts of a 4-part transcription…