Port Chití Rua jig

Also known as Port Chiti Rua.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Port Chití Rua has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Port Chití Rua
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
bfd B2c|dBc BcB|bfd Bcd|cde f/g/^af|
bfd B2c|dBc BcB|b^ag ^agf|1g3 g2^a:||2g3 g2f||
dbb dbb|c^a^a c^a^a|Bgg Bgg|fg^a ^agf|
dbb dbb|c^a^a c^a^a|g^ab ^agf|g3 g2f|
dbb dbb|c^a^a c^a^a|Bgg Bgg|fg^a ^agf|
bfd B2c|dBc BcB|b^ag ^agf|g3 g2^a:||b3||
X: 2
T: Port Chití Rua
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:aec A2B|cAB ABA|aec ABc|Bcd e/2f/2ge|
aec A2B|cAB ABA|agf gfe|[1 f3 f2g:||[2 f3 f2e|]
|:caa caa|Bgg Bgg|Aff Aff|efg gfe|
[1 caa caa|Bgg Bgg|fga gfe|f3 f2e:|
[2 aec A2B|cAB ABA|agf gfe|f3 f2g|]
X: 3
T: Port Chití Rua
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
aec A2B|cAB ABA|aec ABc|Bcd e/f/ge|
aec A2B|cAB ABA|agf gfe|1f3 f2g:||2f3 f2e||
caa caa|Bgg Bgg|Aff Aff|efg gfe|
caa caa|Bgg Bgg|fga gfe|f3 f2e|
caa caa|Bgg Bgg|Aff Aff|efg gfe|
aec A2B|cAB ABA|agf gfe|f3 f2g:||a3||

Five comments

Port Chití Rua

This beautiful jig was composed by Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh and can be found on her solo-CD "Imeall". Still not capable of using a slowdowner, I tried my best to get the notes from listening to the CD.

Key…

At a guess, it might be in A major played on a tuned-up fiddle to put into B major. Or it may indeed be in B major originally.

Either way, have added it transposed, perhaps more session-friendly!

Port Chití Rua

Now it took me so long to transpose the jig into the better playable key that you were quicker, Tom. Indeed the thought occured to me that the fiddle might have been tuned up, who knows. It’s definitely easier in "A"!

"At a guess, it might be in A major played on a tuned-up fiddle to put into B major. Or it may indeed be in B major originally."

Mairéad composed and played the tune on hardingfele (Hardanger fiddle). It is not uncommon to tune the instrument such that B major is a comfortable key to play.

"Girseachaí­ An Phointe / Port Chití­ Rua

Two tunes which I composed on the hardanger fiddle. The first tune is for my daughter Nia and her wee friends and neighbours Gráinne and Róise Ní­ Dhomhnaill, as they insisted on dancing while I composed it. The second jig is for my mother Kitty, where we learned all the dances!"

http://www.mairead.ie/music/imeall/

http://www.hfaa.org/Home/articles-on-the-hardanger-fiddle/a-guide-to-tunings-on-the-hardingfele

It would be quite normal to transcribe the tune as if it was tuned at "ordinary fiddle" pitch - ie A major.

Port Chití Rua

I wondered if a hardanger fiddle would be tuned differently but somehow it slipped my mind to check up on this. As a rather great admirer of Mairéad, I had come to think she’d probably been playing it in the more uncommon key. For myself, I am happy enough with A major.