The Knights Of Saint Patrick jig

Also known as The King Of The Pipers, Knight’s Of St. Patrick, Knights Of St Patrick, The Knights Of St Patrick, Knights Of St. Patrick, The Knights Of St. Patrick, The Knights Of St.Patrick, Larry O’Gaff, Limestone Quarry, The Limestone Quarry, The Nights Of St Patrick, Ri Na Piobairi, St. Patrick’s.

There are 60 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Killimor (a few times), The Winding Road (a few times), Behind The Haystack (a few times), The Boys Of Lough Gowna (a few times) and Jerry’s Beaver Hat (a few times).

The Knights Of Saint Patrick has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Knights Of Saint Patrick has been added to 202 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Knights Of Saint Patrick
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
"D"dcd faf| dcd AFD| "G"GBG FAF| "A"EFG ABc|
"D"d3 faf| dcd AFD| "G"GBG "D"FAF |1 "A"EDE D2A :|2 "A"EDE D2f |]
"D"aga fdf| aba agf| "A"g3 gec| Ace gfe|
"D"aga fdf| aba afg| afd "Em"bge| "A"edc "D"d2f|
"D"aga fdf| aba agf| "A"g3 gec| Ace gfe|
"D"d3 "Em"ede| "F#m"fef "G"gfg| "D"afd "Em"bge| "D"dAF D2 "(A)"A |]
X: 2
T: The Knights Of Saint Patrick
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dcd faf|dcd AFD|GBG FAF|EFG AB/=c/^c|
dcd faf|dcd AFD|GBd FAd|BGE D3:|
aba fdf|Adf afd|gfg ece|Ace gfe|
aba fdf|Adf afd|afd bge|dAF D3|
aba fdf|Adf afd|gfg ece|Ace gfe|
dcd ede|fef gfg|afd bge|dAF D3||

Four comments

This is a neat jig that Natalie McMaster uses to lead off on her live album on the barn-dance disc (2).

Nomenclature

Leo Rowsome recorded it on his LP "Ri Na Piobairi" [King of the Pipers] and gives this tune that same name.

It’s possible Natalie got it Johnny Doherty, who recorded it on "Bundle and Go" under the title given here.

This is a nice tune and worth the trouble to learn it.

Knights Of St. Patrick

Billy Pigg had a setting of this tune with a particularly beautiful ending to the A-part:

X: 1
T: Knights Of Saint Patrick, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
dcd faf|dcd AFD|GBG FAF|EFG AB/=c/^c|
dcd faf|dcd AFD|GBd FAd|BGE D3:|
aba fdf|Adf afd|gfg ece|Ace gfe|
aba fdf|Adf afd|afd bge|dAF D3|
aba fdf|Adf afd|gfg ece|Ace gfe|
dcd ede|fef gfg|afd bge|dAF D3||