The Pride Of Erin jig

Also known as Declan McHugh’s.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Pride Of Erin has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Pride Of Erin has been added to 42 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: The Pride Of Erin
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
G|:EEE GFE|eee BAF|FED ded| BAF AFD|
EEE GFE|eee BAF|FED ded|1 BAF E2 G:|2 BAF E2 B||
|:e2f gfe |dBc def|e2B BAF|E2B EBE|
EEE GFE|eee BAF|FED ded |1 BAF E2 B:|2 BAF E3||
X: 2
T: The Pride Of Erin
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: B, |EB,E GFE | ede BAG | FED ded | BAF AFD |
EB,E GFE | ede BAG | FED ded | BAF E2 :|
|: B |eBe gfe | dBc def | edB BAF | EDB, DB,D |
EDB, GFE | ede BAG | FED ded | BAF E2 :|
X: 3
T: The Pride Of Erin
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: E |AEA cBA | a^ga edc | BAG gag | edB dcB |
A^GA cBA | a^ga edc | A/B/cG gag | edB A2 :|
|: e |aea c’ba | gef gab | age edB | A/B/cA G2 B |
[1 A^GA cBA | a^ga edc | A/B/cG gag | edB A2 :|
[2 AGE cBA | dcd egb | age dBG | edB A2 |]
X: 4
T: The Pride Of Erin
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:E3 GFE|e3 BAG|FED ded|ABG AFD|
E3 GFE|e3 BAG|FED ded|AGF E3:||
|:eBe gfe|dB/c/d fed|eBe g3|afd def|
eBe gfe|dB/c/d AGF|EBE e3|dAF E3||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: The Pride Of Erin
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: c |AAA cBA | aaa edB | BAG gag | edB dBG |
AAA cBA | aaa edB | BAG gag | edB A2 :|
|: e |a2 b c’ba | gef gab | a2 e edB | A2 e AeA |
AAA cBA | aaa edB | BAG gag | edB A2 :|
X: 6
T: The Pride Of Erin
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: ^D |E2 E GFE | e^de BAG | FED dcd | BAF AFD |
E2 E GFE | e^de BAG | FED dcd |[1 BAF E2 :|[2 BAF E3 ||
|: e2 f gfe | dBc dcd | edB BAF | EDB, DCD |
E2 E GFE | e^de BAG | FED dcd |[1 BAF E3 :|[2 BAF E2 ||

Nine comments

Pride of Erin

This is pretty much how Larry Nugent plays it on his second album, two for two. great e dorian jig. there is more info about the tune in the liner notes, but i don’t have the cd on me at the moment.

according to the liner notes, Larry got this from a recording of the Pride of Erin ceili band, which was led by Larry’s father, Sean Nugent.

“The Pride of Erin” ~ source, Member: concertinaplayer

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# Posted on May 4th 2008 by concertinaplayer
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X: 2
T: Pride Of Erin, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Edor
|: B, |\
EB,E GFE | ede BAG | FED ded | BAF AFD |
EB,E GFE | ede BAG | FED ded | BAF E2 :|
|: B |\
eBe gfe | dB^c def | edB BAF | EDB, DB,D |
EDB, GFE | ede BAG | FED ded | BAF E2 :|

|: B | eBe gfe | dBc def | ~

Damn, carried over that ^c with the cut-and-paste… Since ^c (c#) is already in the key E Dorian no ^ is required…

“The Pride of Erin” ~ A Dorian and other options

Thanks to concertinaplayer for the reminder. I first heard and learned this tune from "The Pride of Erin Ceilidh Band" lot, including the Nugents, fine musicians, instrumentalists and singers, and dancers too ~ in their lot, great characters and generous hearts…

Here it is up higher in another key, A Dorian, and with some other ways I’ve been remembering. I’m not sure where the second ending came from, but that is how it came on me last night trawling the dark waters of my mind for a name for concertinaplayer’s tune in search of a name. It can be played with or without it ~

X: 3
T: Pride Of Erin, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: A Dorian
|: E |\
AEA cBA | a^ga edc | BAG gag | edB dcB |
A^GA cBA | a^ga edc | A/B/cG gag | edB A2 :|
|: e |\
aea c’ba | gef gab | age edB | A/B/cA G2 B |
[1 A^GA cBA | a^ga edc | A/B/cG gag | edB A2 :|
[2 AGE cBA | dcd egb | age dBG | edB A2 |]

& here’s Brendan’s transcription raised up to A Dorian for comparison…

X: 4
T: Pride Of Erin, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Edor
|: c |\
AAA cBA | aaa edB | BAG gag | edB dBG |
AAA cBA | aaa edB | BAG gag | edB A2 :|
|: e |\
a2 b c’ba | gef gab | a2 e edB | A2 e AeA |
AAA cBA | aaa edB | BAG gag | edB A2 :|

I wish I had a turntable or the band digitized so I could add a transcription of their playing of it. If anyone has it and would provide it I’d transcribe it… Or someone else could do so and add it here…

Declan McHugh’s

I don’t recall where I heard this tune, but I wrote down the dots for it on Christmas day 1992.

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X: 4 “The Pride Of Erin”

# Posted by ceolachan - May 5th, 2008

Re: The Pride Of Erin

This fine jig is in Bulmer & Sharpley’s ‘Music of Ireland’ (Vol.4) under the name "McHugh’s".