The Nova Scotia jig

Also known as Lila MacIsaac’s Favourite, Mórtas Shliabh Eachtaí, The Nova Scotia, Lila MacIsaac’s Favorite, The Pride Of Slieve Aughty, Sean Ryan’s.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Nova Scotia has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Nova Scotia has been added to 37 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Nova Scotia
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BA|:GDB, DGB|d^ce dBG|~c3 AB^c|ded B2A|
GDB, DGB|d^ce dBG|~c3 AB^c|1 dAF GBA:|2 dAF GBd||
~g3 Bdg|bag fed|~c3 AB^c|ded B2d|
~g3 Bdg|bag fed|~c3 ABc|1 dAF GBd:|2 dAF GBA||
# Added by JD .

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Gery’s Jig set

Gerry McCann plays this tune in a set in Manchester sessions (and sometimes in Liverpool, perhaps)…

Dancing Eyes/Little House Around the Corner (The House in the Glen - check relevant comments for Gerry’s setting)/Nova Scotia… nice set.

Oh, and he starts Nova Scotia with the anacrusis (the pick-up notes), emphasising and holding the first B for a fraction which gives a nice halt and lift to the rhythm - and catches out many an unsuspecting, visiting guitarist *hee hee*