The Hawthorn Hedge jig

By Sean Ryan

Also known as Hawthorne Hedge, The Hawthorne Hedge.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

The Hawthorn Hedge has been added to 7 tune sets.

The Hawthorn Hedge has been added to 72 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Hawthorn Hedge
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A,DD FAA|d/e/fd edB|AFA BAF|dAF EDB,|
A,DD FAA|d/e/fd edB|AFA B/c/de|1 fdc d2d:|2 fdc dag||
|:~f3 faf|edB B2d|AFE E3|AFE E2g|
~f3 faf|edB BdB|AFE EDB,|1 ~A,3 Dde:|2 ~A,3 D2D||
X: 2
T: The Hawthorn Hedge
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:~f3 faf|edB B2 d|AFE E3|AFE E2 g|
~f3 faf|edB BdB|AFE EDB,|1 ~A,3 Dde:|2 ~A,3 D2 D||
|:A,DD FAA|d/e/fd edB|AFA BAF|dAF EDB,|
A,DD FAA|d/e/fd edB|AFA B/c/de|1 fdc d2 d:|2 fdc dag||

Seventeen comments

Source: The Nervous Man by M

I was about to post this! Shouldn’t the parts be the other way round?

Gian Marco - Micheál Ó Raghallaigh plays it the opposite way round to your transcription.. I haven’t heard the open house recording.

How did you know David hadn’t heard the Open House recording?

Sorry 😉

Hawthorne hedge

I’d bet my old Rudall that Michael O changed the parts around. It just sounds better to me when the tune starts low and goes up high. Kevin Burke has it right, to my ears.

This just doesn’t work for me with the low part first.
It just doesn’t sound right.
I’m convinced that the high part should be the first part.
It just doesn’t make any sense unless the low part is 2nd.

I think the proof of the pudding is the fact that the low part has an ending but the end of the high part just hangs there.

The bottom line for me is that the book with the author’s transcription has the high part first. It sounds right to my ears.

This a bit like Calliope House revisited - starting on the high A as the composer intended or not as the case may be!

If it’s good enough for Mike it’s good enough for me.

You can say that again!

“The Hidden Ireland: The First Selection of Irish Traditional Compositions by Seán Ryan”

Compiled by Bryan Ryan

Page 6: “The Hawthorn Hedge”

K: Dmaj
A-part ~
|: e | ~f3 faf | edB BdB | ~ A,DD D2 :|
B-part ~
|: B, | A,DD FAA | d/e/fd edB | ~ fdc d2 :|

“The Hawthorn Hedge”

~ this transcript turned around as the composer intended, but you will take it as you choose, either way, front to back or back to front… This is only offering that other option…

X: 1
T: Hawthorne Hedge
C: Seán Ryan
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: ~f3 faf | edB B2 d | AFE E3 | AFE E2 g |
~f3 faf | edB BdB | AFE EDB, |[1 ~A,3 Dde :|[2 ~A,3 D2 D ||
|: A,DD FAA | d/e/fd edB | AFA BAF | dAF EDB, |
A,DD FAA | d/e/fd edB | AFA B/c/de |[1 fdc d2 d :|[2 fdc dag |]

Can we play it canzicrans, too?

… Or, rather, should we? ;)

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Re: The Hawthorn Hedge

Another jewel of a jig!