48 Bardes jig

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One setting

X: 1
T: 48 Bardes
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
|:dcd e2~d|c2B A3|FGA BAG|FGA B2G|
dcd e2~d|c2B A3|FGA BAG|FAF G3:|
|:GBd edc|Bce d3|d2d A2B|cdc B2A|
GBd edc|Bce d3|d2d B2A|FAF G2A:|

Three comments

48 Bardes

I think this tune is Breton in origin, but apart from learning it and its origin from English-born Breton folkies I really don’t know anything else about it other that I love playing it. I usually play it after a Cornish jig called Hernon Widn (White Herring). I have written it in Gm because I play it that way on my G pipes, although I have heard it played in Em too.

Hernon Widn or Ker Salan

Correction to my above comment: I play it with a Cornish jig called Ker Salan! Not Hernon Widn although this too is a nice jig. Sorry, mix up of tune names. And apologies for my probably incorrect Kernowec, I do not speak Cornish! (Ond dw’i yn siarad Cymraeg! - I do speak Welsh)
Maybe I’ll transcribe Ker Salan too soon…

note to above comment: Ker Syllan, not Ker Salan

I have indeed transcribed Ker Syllan, but in the above comment I mis spelled it Ker Salan!