The Jig Runrig
Composed by Fergie MacDonald in the mid 1990’s. Still one of the most common jigs in Scottish sessions to this day - easy to learn and the pattern seems to stick well. If the demon players think it’s too easy, try winding up the tempo (and still maintain the precision!). Originally suggested played in Key D, repeat in G, then in A, before returning to the original key D. Also encourage some players (if required) to experiment with simple harmonies in Part B starting with 3rd’s on the cuckoo notes etc - good fun!
I luv this tune i first played it when i was playing at a concert thing with my local group. i had never seen the music before but it is such a brilliant tune the notes just come to your fingers i was playing with the rst of them as though i had been playing since i had learned how to pick up a fiddle. It was great! Thats why i simply had to find the music for it.
If anyone can ascribe a name to this tune I’d be much obliged, I really like it and want to play it for a Ceilidh band without just "no name".
I found it in this Aly Bain/Phil Cunningham video , it’s the first 30s of music.
duplicate entry —> ‘Jig Runrig’
You’ll find this is here:
I just couldn’t think of another way to identify it! You are most helpful ;)