The Spotted Dog jig

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The Spotted Dog
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:EAA ABc|B{c}AF AFE|FBB Bce|(3fga f ecA|
EAA ABc|B{c}AF Ace|f2a e2a|1 ABc B{c}AF:|2 ABc B2{c}A||
|:cee ece|fec ecA|cee ecA|EFA B2{c}A|
cee ece|fec e2a|f2a e2a|ABc B2{c}A:|
# Added by edl .
2
X: 2
T: The Spotted Dog
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
EAA ABc | BAF AFE | FBB Bce | faf ecA |
EAA A2 c | BAF Ace | faa eAa | ABc B2 :|
cee ece | fec ecA | cec Ace | EF/G/A B2 A |
cec eca | fec e2 a | f2 a eAa | AA/B/c B2 :|
3
X: 3
T: The Spotted Dog
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DGG GAB|A{B}GE GED|EAA ABd|e/f/ge dBG|
DGG GAB|A{B}GE GBd|e2g d2g|1 GAB A{B}GE:|2 GAB A2{B}G||
|:Bdd dB/c/d|edB dBG|Bdd dBG|DEG A2{B}G|
Bdd dB/c/d|edB d2g|e2g d2g|GAB A2{B}G:|
# Added by JACKB .
4
X: 4
T: The Spotted Dog
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: A2A ABc | BAF AFE | F2B Bce | f/g/af ecA |
A2A ABc | BAF Ace | f2a e2a |1 ABc BAF :|2 ABc B2A ||
|: c2e ece | fec ecA | c2e ecA | EFA B2A |
c2e ece | fec e2a | f2a e2a |1 ABc B2A :|2 ABc BAF ||

Ten comments

This is a composition of fiddler John McEvoy and comes from The Kilmore Fancy, the recent recording he made with his sister Catherine McEvoy.

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The Spotted Dog

It seems named after a pub in Birmingham. You can listen to McEvoys’ duet playing of this tune, which is still available in the archive of radio programme "The Late Session": http://www.rte.ie/radio1/story/1014033.html (originally broadcasted on 22 August this year) The interview with them starts around 17:00, and you can listen to John talking about this tune.

Spotted Dog pub

This tune certainly does refer to a pub in Digbeth, Birmingham where there have been great sessions for many years on alternate Mondays and monthly on Tuesdays. It’s a lovely pub with a great atmosphere, worthy of having a tune named after it.

The Spotted Dog

I visited this pub on a wrong week this March! It seems people play in Horse and Jockey, Lichfield on other alternate Mondays: https://thesession.org/sessions/606 Hope I can join them next time.

If you like his compositions

Here’s a link to another one of John’s tunes in case you’re like me and love his compositions:

Kilglass Lakes (jig)
https://thesession.org/tunes/8162

"The Spotted Dog" ~ C: John McEvoy ~ carrying it other ways

X: 2
T: Spotted Dog, The
C: John McEvoy
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: AMaj
|: A |\
EAA ABc | BAF AFE | FBB Bce | faf ecA |
EAA A2 c | BAF Ace | faa eAa | ABc B2 :|
|: A |\
cee ece | fec ecA | cec Ace | EF/G/A B2 A |
cec eca | fec e2 a | f2 a eAa | AA/B/c B2 :|

The Spotted Dog

I used to frequent an Irish pub in Willesden (London) called The Spotted Dog. I hear it’s no longer open. There was more music down the road in Kilburn.

The Spotted Dog, X:4

From the playing of Brisk.