Thurot jig

Thurot has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Thurot
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D|GBd dBG | AGA BGG | GBd dBG | AGA B2D |
GBd dBG | AGA BGE | DcB AGF | ~ G3 G2:|
B|ceg gfe | dgB AGA | ceg gfe | dcB A2 D |
GBd dBG | ceg gfe | dgB AGA | ~G3 G2 :|

One comment


This is a different tune to Haste to the Wedding, called Thurot in the Isle of Man. The connection is that both tunes were used for the ballad The Siege of Carrickfergus, about François Thurot (if you want to know more about the history behind the ballad, I’ve added some detail under the Haste to the Wedding).

The ‘b’ part was added by Colin Jerry in the early 1990’s at a time when we were looking around for more tunes from the ms collections made in the Isle of Man. It makes a single part ballad tune into a nice jig, I think.