The First Pint jig

By Colin Farrell

Also known as The Newforge House.

There are 12 recordings of this tune.

The First Pint appears in 2 other tune collections.

The First Pint has been added to 40 tune sets.

The First Pint has been added to 185 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The First Pint
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dAB d2A|Bdf efd|~B3 ede|faa g2f|
dAB d2A|Bdf efd|~B3 edB|AFE DFA:|
|:~B3 BAF|ABc d2B|~A3 AFE|EFA DFA|
~B3 BAF|ABc d2c|~d3 dBA|abg edc:|
# Added by Yvan .
X: 2
T: The First Pint
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dAB d2 A|Bdf e2 d|B2 e ede|faa g2 f|
dAB d2 A|Bdf e2 d|B2 e edB|1 AFE D3:|2 AFE DFA||
B2 B BAF|ABc d2 c|ded dBA|1 abg fed:|2 abg f2 e||
X: 3
T: The First Pint
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dAB d2A|Bdf efd|B3 ede|faa g2f|
dAB d2A|Bdf efd|B3 edB|AFE DFA:|
B3 BAF|ABc d2c|ded dBA|abg efd:|

Ten comments

The First Pint

Thanks Yvan for the tune. Actually I learned it in the workshop last summer, but it seems my fingers don’t like the tune and I lost the sheetmusic the tutor gave me. It’s a lovely tune, which I’ve been struggling to learn by ear.

Yes, the tutor got it from Kevin Crawford’s album. According to the notes, it’s a composition of Manchester fiddler Colin Farrell.

I heard it several times in different places, so I guess this tune had been well-circulated before that recording. Cape Breton fiddler Mairi Rankin also recorded the tune on her solo album, but it’s quite unlikely she got it from Kevin Crawford’s album simply because the two recordings were released in the same year.

Wha Tunes next?

My teacher taught me this tune but i cant remember what one he played after it?
i think it was the flying wheelchair…. any ideas?

Kevin Crawford plays the Flying Wheelchair next so it probably was


Just adding the version I know. Really only a minor variation on the first one listed here.

Re: The First Pint

Thank you Ian for adding the edits in this wonderful jig composed by Colin Farrel. Did you participate in Shane Farrel’s banjo class at O’Flaherty’s? Great stuff!