The Hungry Rocks jig

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

The Hungry Rocks has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Hungry Rocks
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
B|:~A3 cAG|ABc ABc|AAD FED|~G3 EFG|~A3 cAG|AB^c d2e|fed ed^c|1 AdB cBA:|2 Ad^c d2e||
|:~f3 fed|efg ecA|ded dcd|e{c}BA e{c}BA|~f3 fed|efg efg|faf efg|1 fd^c d2e:|2 fd^c d3||

Three comments

The Hungry Rocks

I’ve learned this tune from Màire Ni Ghràda during the belgian tionol 2017, written here from her playing on the pipes. It is listed in Henry Norbeck’s tunes base ( and in’s pages (
There is a quite different one, listed here at (composed by Liam Kelly of Dervish) where this one is mentioned in the notes.

Re: The Hungry Rocks

This one was recorded on Hill 16 …Paddy O’ Brien (Ireland/America) accordion, a banjo player, and singer whose names I forget. Great record and lovely tune. It’s also in Ceol Rince na h-Eireann 1, but the version here is closer to the one on the Hill 16 record.