Chorus Jig polka

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Chorus Jig
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GB d2|e/d/c/B/ d2|GB d2|e/d/c/B/ A2|GB d2|
e/d/c/B/ d2|ge dB|[1cA A2:|[2cA AB||
|:GB c/B/A/B/|GB c/B/A/B/|GB c/B/A/B/|cA AB|
GB c/B/A/B/|GB c/B/A/B/|ge dB|[1cA AB:|[2cA A2||
|:Bd g2|g/f/e/d/ g2|Bd g2|g/f/e/d/ gb|
Bd g2|g/f/e/d/ g2|ge dB|[1cA A2:|[2cA AB||
|:GB c/B/A/B/|c/B/A/B/ c/B/A/B/|GB c/B/A/B/|cA AB|
GB c/B/A/B/|c/B/A/B/ c/B/A/B/|ge dB|[1cA AB:|[2cA A2||

Two comments

Chorus Jig

I searched The Session for a transcription of this tune but could not find one. I first heard it on this video posted by our Kenny ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4b6PaHrLkQ ). Here, Harry Bradley (flute), Jesse Smith (fiddle) and Adrian Scahill (accordion) play first a jig version and then the original polka/single reel version of this tune.


This great tune comes from Edward Bunting’s "The Ancient Music of Ireland", vol. 3 (1840), tune no. 103, p. 76, collected in 1797 from "MacDonnell the piper" (source: video description). Two other recordings exist that I know of: The Chieftains’ "The Celtic Harp", track 2, sixth and eighth tune; and Sean and Kevin Moloney’s "Bridging the Gap", track 13, second tune.

Re: Chorus Jig

Ah great stuff! Thanks for posting

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