The Spider’s Web jig

By Vincent Broderick

There are 11 recordings of this tune.

The Spider’s Web has been added to 11 tune sets.

The Spider's Web has been added to 54 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The Spider's Web
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GBd g2 d|egd BGG|Bcd efg|a2 g fed|
GBd g2 d|egd BGG|Bdd cAF|1 DEF G2 F:|2 DEF G3||
bag gfg|bag gfe|def gab|a2 g fed|
bag bag|gfe dBG|Bdd cAF|DEF G3:|
# Added by Kenny .
2
X: 2
T: The Spider's Web
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GBd {b}g2 d|e{b}gd {c}BG{B}G|Bdd efg|{c'}a2 g {a}fed|
GBd {b}g2 d|e{b}gd {c}BG{B}G|Bdd cAF|1 DEF GDD:|2 DEF ~G2 z||
{c'}bag {b}gfg|{c'}bag {b}gfe|def gab|{c'}a2 g {a}fed|
{c'}bag {c'}bag|{b}gfe dBG|1 Bdd cAF|DEF ~G2 z:|2 B z d cAF|DEF GDD||
3
X: 3
T: The Spider's Web
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GBd g2 d|egd BAG|Bcd efg|{b}a2 g fed|
GBd g2 d|egd BAG|Bcd cAF|DEF G3:|
bag {a}gfg|bag {a}gfe|def gab|a2 g {g}fed|
bag b2g|{b}gfe dBG|Bcd cAF|DEF G3:|
4
X: 4
T: The Spider's Web
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GBd g2 d|egd BAG|B3 efg|abg fed|
GB/c/d g2 d|egd BAG|B3 cAF|1 DEF G2 F:|2 DEF G3||
bag gfg|bag gfe|def gab|a2 g fed|
bag bag|gfe dBG|B3 cAF|DEF G3:|
# Added by cheip .

Five comments

The Spider’s Web

A great flute jig. From the playing of Gary Hastings, composed by Vincent Broderick.

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“Traditional Irish Flute Solos: The Turoe Stone Colleciton”

by Vincent Broderick
Waltons Music Inc.
ISBN: 1-85720-061-6

Page 21: “The Spider’s Web”

Watch the Leeds Ceili Band play this V. Broderick tune: http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_216_1_leeds_ceili_band

In Leeds I often heard it played by Mrs. Helen Flaherty, the PA player in the clip. She’s an astonishing musician with a good stock of lesser-known modern compositions penned by Marcus Hernon, V. Broderick, Sean Ryan, etc.

Conal Ó Gráda’s version

This is a transcription of Conal Ó Gráda’s version (which he called the Cuckoo’s Nest) which he played at Cruinniú na bhFliúit in 2011

X: 1
T: Cuckoo’s Nest
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: Jig
K: Gmaj
GBd {b}g2 d | e{b}gd {c}BG{B}G | Bdd efg | {c’}a2 g {a}fed |
GBd {b}g2 d | e{b}gd {c}BG{B}G | Bdd cAF | [1 DEF GDD :|| [2 DEF ~G2 z ||
{c’}bag {b}gfg | {c’}bag {b}gfe | def gab | {c’}a2 g {a}fed |
{c’}bag {c’}bag | {b}gfe dBG | [1 Bdd cAF | DEF ~G2 z :|| [2 B z d cAF | DEF GDD ||