Accidentals In The Workhouse jig

Accidentals In The Workhouse has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Accidentals In The Workhouse
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
│: DED BAG | EDE cBA |Ddc BAG | EA^c d=cA |
DED BAG | EDE cBA | Ddc Bcd |1 cAF G2G :|2 cAF G2F ||
|: EDE B,EG | Bef gfe | d^cd ABA | FDF AFD |
EDE B,EG | Bef gfe | d^cd d=cB |1 AGF E2D :|2 AGF E3 ||

Three comments

Accidentals In The Workhouse

I know one should not put up their own compositions until they’ve submitted 50 odd traditional settings and I’ve only submitted one so far. However, as part of the discussion on GCSE music ( ) I explained how I had just done a composition workshop as part of the Carrickmacross Arts Festival ( ) and was able to compose a tune from it. Many, many thanks to the workshop tutors Adèle Commins and Daithí Kearney who made this possible.

The title comes from the fact that this is the first time I ever wrote a tune with accidentals in it, something I wouldn’t have attempted prior to the workshop. The class took place in the Carrickmacross Workhouse as part of the Arts Festival. One of the bands on the bill are Accidents in the Workplace, a Funk/Rock/Blues band. So Accidentals in the Workhouse seemed an appropriate title.

I’d be really interested if anyone thinks it’s original or a mis-remembered traditional piece. No offence will be taken. I’m just curious about what I’ve come up with.

Re: Accidentals In The Workhouse

Terrific tune!!! Love the name too!!!