Jim McAllister’s jig

Also known as Jim MacAlister’s, Jim MacAllister’s, Jim McAlister’s.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Jim McAllister’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Jim McAllister's has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Jim McAllister's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:dgb agf|gfg edB|eAA ABA|GBA GFE|
DGG AGA|Bdd e/f/ge|dBG AGA|1 BGG G2d:|2 BGG G2A||
X: 2
T: Jim McAllister's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
gfe dBA|:GgG eGd|~G3 AGE|DGG BGG|Bee dBA|
GgG eGd|~G3 AGE|DGG FGA|1 BGG G2B:|2 BGG G2e||
|:dgb agf|gfg edB|eAA ABA|GBA GFE|
DGG BGG|Bdd g2e|dBG FGA|1 BGG G2e:|2 BGG G2B||

Four comments

Jim McAllister’s Jig

Composed by Calum MacLean.

Basic setting. Roughly some combination of many recordings, namely by: Reel Of Seven, Ceilidh Minogue, Muriel Johnstone & Keith Smith, David Cunningham, Ian Muir & The Craigellachie Band, Nicole McLaren, and, Gordon Pattullo.

The largest variation among the different recordings is in the sixth bar of the B Part. A few people play it as “Bdd e/f/ge”, a few people play it as “Bdd g2e”, and, at least one group play it as “Bdd efg”.

Some other variations are: “DGG AGG” or “DGG BGG” in place of “DGG AGA” (fourth bar of the A Part, and, fifth bar of the B Part), “DGG FGA” in place of “DGG AGA” (seventh bar of the A Part), and, a few different pick-up notes, or, lack thereof, going into each part.

Re: Jim McAllister’s

This is beautiful . I played it on the piano .
Please tell me how to read this Abc thing up here for my concertina so i can play it on there as well ?

I usually play with numbers
12345 first row
1’ 2’ 3’ 4’ 5’ second row Etc

Please help me
I see al these tunes are here has the same
A> B etc idk what that means ?

Thank you

Re: Jim McAllister’s

A>B denotes a dotted rhythm i.e. A dotted quaver + B semiquaver. A quaver, A2 crotchet, A3 dotted crotchet, A4 minim and so on. On thesession, quaver is the basic note length. www.abcnotation.com has a free course on “abc” as well as being a tune archive.

Re: Jim McAllister’s

This discussion from a few years ago, and others like it, might be of help Anna:

There are probably also YouTube videos which will tell you which letter note (C, D, E, F, etc.) corresponds to which button in which row.