The Spotted Dog jig

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Darby The Driver (a few times) and The Flying Wheelchair (a few times).

The Spotted Dog has been added to 25 tune sets.

The Spotted Dog has been added to 259 tunebooks.

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Four settings

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 .
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 :|
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 .
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.