Split Rock jig

Also known as The Split Rock.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Split Rock has been added to 3 tune sets.

Split Rock has been added to 100 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Split Rock
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
GAB AGE|~B3 AGE|~D2A AGE|GAE (3GFE D|
~E2A AGE|GAE (3GFE D|~B3 AGD|1~E2A AGE:|2~E2A ABc||
|:~B3 deg|edB dBG|~A3 AGE|ABA ABc|
~B3 deg|edB dBG|~B3 AGD|1~E2A ABc:|2~E2A AGE||
X: 2
T: Split Rock
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
ABc BAF|c3 BAF|E2B BAF|ABF AFE|
F2B BAF|ABc BAF|~c3 BAE|1F2B B3:|2F2B B2B||
|:cBc e2f|fec eBA|BcB ~B2A|BcB ~B2B|
cBc e2f|fec eBA|~c3 BAE|1F2B B2B:|2F2B B3||

Four comments

Split Rock

Great tune composed by fiddle-legend Kevin Burke. I’ve transcribed it from the L

Split Rock

Kevin Burke plays it in Bm - that is to say up a tone from the version you have sent, where the tonic is actually A. It’s a brilliant tune and worth hearing played by the man himself on Hoof and Mouth.
He has the following to say about in the notes on that album:"The Split Rock is situated outside Dromore West, County Sligo, on the Easky Road. If you walk through it three times it will close on you (or so the story goes!)."
Dromore West is the village Kevin’s father came from, and where they went during the holidays - so a significant landmark in more ways than one, I suppose.

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Kevin Burke Version

X: 1
T: Split Rock
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Bmin
ABc BAF|c3 BAF|E2B BAF|ABF AFE|
F2B BAF|ABc BAF|~c3 BAE|1F2B B3:|2F2B B2B||
|:cBc e2f|fec eBA|BcB ~B2A|BcB ~B2B|
cBc e2f|fec eBA|~c3 BAE|1F2B B2B:|2F2B B3||

This tune

Can also be heard on Michael Cooney’s album "A Stone’s Throw" which has Kevin Burke playing along with Michael. It’s also played in the E minor fashion as originally suggested here.