The Hurling Boys jig

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Hurling Boys has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Hurling Boys
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|(G2{A}F) G2B|(d2{e}B) G2B|c2A AGA|B2G DEF|
(G2{A}F) G2B|(d2{e}B) G2g|fed (AB^c)|d3d2:|
|:f|e2d e2(f|g2)d B2G|d2B Gce|(d2{e}B) G2g|
edc BcA|(G2{A}F) (E2{F}D)|E2E (EFG)|D2D D2g|edc Bc(A|
G3) G2D|EEE EFG|D2D D2g|(edc B)c(A|G3) G2:|
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X: 2
T: The Hurling Boys
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D||G2D GAB|d2B GAB|c2A AGA|B2G DEF|
G2D GAB|d2B G2g|fed AB^c|1 d3dcA:|2 (d3d2)||
|:f|e2d e2f|g2d B2G|BdB cde|d2B Ggf|
edc BcA|G2F E2D|E>EE EFG|D>DD Dgf|edc BcA|
G2F E2D|E>EE EFG|D>DD Dgf|edc BcA|(G3 G2):|

Two comments

The Hurling Boys

This tune – a set dance – appears in O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), p. 165, no. 963 and, in a very similar version, in The Petrie Collection of Irish Music, part II, ed. Charles Villiers Stanford (1905), p. 152, no. 604. Petrie notes: “A very popular tune of the King’s County.”

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The Hurling Boys, X:2

As played by the late Jimmy McHugh of Glasgow for a set dancer a wheen of years ago.