The Blue Idol jig

Also known as Elaine Jeffreys’.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Blue Idol has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Blue Idol has been added to 53 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Blue Idol
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
ag|e2A ABA|gab age|d2B BAB|g2e a2g|
e2A ABA|gab age|dBB gBB|ABA Aag|
e2A ABA|gab age|d2B BAB|g2e fga|
e2A ABA|gab age|dBB gBB|ABA Aga|
b2a agf|gab age|d2B BAB|g2e fga|
b2a agf|gab age|dBB gBB|ABA Aga|
b2a agf|gab age|d2B BAB|g2e a2g|
e2A ABA|gab age|dBB gBB|ABA A3|
X: 2
T: The Blue Idol
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:ag|e2A AGA|gab age|d2B BAB|g2e fag|
e2A AGA|gab age|dBB gBB|ABA A:|
ga|b2a age|gab age|d2B BAB|g2e fga|
b2a age|gab age|dBB gBB|ABA Aga|
b2a age|gab age|d2B BAB|g2e fag|
e2A AGA|gab age|dBB gBB|ABA A||

Five comments

The Blue Idol (jig)

Source: Altan - "The Blue Idol"
Transcription: g.m..p

Wrong Key?

Sean McGuire recorded this in 1968 on his VIVA album-`Sean McGuire plays`.The album notes state that `the blue idol` is an ancient Quaker meeting house in Sussex.I think Seamus and Manus Maguire have recorded it much more recently and Coleman may be the original source.It sounds better played in D.

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Simplified transcription from me:

X: 1
T: Blue Idol, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Ador
|:ag|e2A AGA|gab age|d2B BAB|g2e fag|
e2A AGA|gab age|dBB gBB|ABA A:|
ga|b2a age|gab age|d2B BAB|g2e fga|
b2a age|gab age|dBB gBB|ABA Aga|
b2a age|gab age|d2B BAB|g2e fag|
e2A AGA|gab age|dBB gBB|ABA A||