The Firefly jig

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Firefly has been added to 1 tune set.

The Firefly has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Firefly
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bdd cdd|Bdd AFD|GBd gdB|AFA cBA|
Bdd cdd|Bdd AFD|GBd gdB|cAF G2z:|
GBd gfg|ece dBG|cBA BAF|DFA cBA|
GBd gfg|ece dBG|cBA BAF|DFA G2z:|
2
X: 2
T: The Firefly
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BDD cDD | BDD AFD | GBd gdB | cBc AFD |
BDD cDD | BDD AFD | GBd gdB | cAF G2 :|
GBd gfg | ece dBG | cBA BAG | DFA cBA |
GBd gfg | ece dBG | cBA BAG | DFA G2 :|
3
X: 3
T: The Firefly
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
cEE dEE | cEE BGE | Ace aec | dcd BGE |
cEE dEE | cEE BGE | Ace aec | dBG A2 :|
Ace aga | fdf ecA | d2B cBA | EGB dcB |
Ace aga | fdf ecA |d2B cBA | EGB A2 :|

Seven comments

Gan Ainm Jig

This is another " Name that Tune " Quiz. I hope someone out there can help.

Firefly

The Wooden Flute tune database and JC’s tunefinder both list this as the Firefly Jig and gives Bulmer and Sharpley’s "Music from Ireland 3" as the source of the tune (there as gan ainm). I don’t know where the name comes from.

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The Firefly

Thanks, once again, Will. I hate giving Gan Ainm’s to classes.

Well, some poeple aren’t bothered at all by not knowing the names of tunes. But I’m a wordsmith by trade, so gan ainms are the sort of thing that keeps me up at night. Of course, there are lots of nameless orphans out there—some tunes just don’t let names stick to them.

Posted .

"Music from Ireland: Volume Three"

Compiled by Dave Bulmer & Neil Sharpley, 1974
ISBN: 0-9503784-4-5

Page 18, tune #52: port gan ainm / unnamed jig

X: 2
T: Firefly, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|: A |\
BDD cDD | BDD AFD | GBd gdB | cBc AFD |
BDD cDD | BDD AFD | GBd gdB | cAF G2 :|
|: D |\
GBd gfg | ece dBG | cBA BAG | DFA cBA |
GBd gfg | ece dBG | cBA BAG | DFA G2 :|

"The Firefly Jig" ~ in A ~ another rescued duplication

Gan Ainm (= "The Firefly Jig")
Key signature: A Major
Submitted on July 4th 2008 by BanjoBasher.
~ /tunes/8679

X: 3
T: Firefly, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amaj
|:B |\
cEE dEE | cEE BGE | Ace aec | dcd BGE |
cEE dEE | cEE BGE | Ace aec | dBG A2 :|
|: A |\
Ace aga | fdf ecA | d2B cBA | EGB dcB |
Ace aga | fdf ecA |d2B cBA | EGB A2 :|

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# Posted on July 4th 2008 by BanjoBasher