The Seagull jig

There are 16 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Seagull has been added to 7 tune sets.

The Seagull has been added to 123 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Seagull
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:aga fae|fec Bce|aga fae|fec Ace|
aga fae|fec Bce|afe fae|fec Ace:|
|:fcc cBB|fec Bce|fcc cBB|fec Ace|
fcc cBB|fec Bce|afe fae|fec Ace:|
|:cfe Bce|fec Bce|cfe Bce|fec Ace|
cfe Bce|fec Bce|afe fae|fec Ace:|
|:aec Bce|fec Bce|aec Bce|fec Ace|
aec Bce|fec Bce|afe fae|fec Ace:|
X: 2
T: The Seagull
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:aga fae|fec Bce|aga fae|fec Ace|
aga fae|fec Bce|afe fae|fec Ace:|
|:fcc cBB|fec Bce|fcc cBB|fec Ace|
fcc cBB|fec Bce|afe fae|fec Ace:|
|:cfe Bce|fec Bce|cfe Bce|fec Ace|
cfe Bce|fec Bce|afe fae|fec Ace:|
|:aec Bce|fec Bce|aec Bce|fec Ace|
aec Bce|fec Bce|afe fae|fec Ace:|
X: 3
T: The Seagull
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:gfg egd|edB ABd|gfg egd|edB GBd|
gfg egd|edB ABd|ged egd|edB GBd:|
|:eBB BAA|edB ABd|eBB BAA|edB GBd|
eBB BAA|edB ABd|ged egd|edB GBd:|
|:Bed ABd|edB ABd|Bed ABd|edB GBd|
Bed ABd|edB ABd|ged egd|edB GBd:|
|:gdB ABd|edB ABd|gdB ABd|edB GBd|
gdB ABd|edB ABd|ged egd|edB GBd:|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: The Seagull
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dcd BdA|BAF EFA|dcd BdA|BAF DFA|
dcd BdA|BAF EFA|dBA BdA|BAF DFA:|
|:BFF FEE|BAF EFA|BFF FEE|BAF DFA|
BFF FEE|BAF EFA|dBA BdA|BAF DFA:|
|:FBA EFA|BAF EFA|FBA EFA|BAF DFA|
FBA EFA|BAF EFA|dBA BdA|BAF DFA:|
|:dAF EFA|BAF EFA|dAF EFA|BAF DFA|
dAF EFA|BAF EFA|dBA BdA|BAF DFA:|

Eight comments

Very popular pipe jig

This is a very popular pipe jig in both Scottish and Irish music sessions in Scotland. Again, I’m surprised that nobody has posted it already.

It was composed by the great Donald MacLeod who has composed mnay fine tunes.

Not A major

A mixolydian. All the "g"s are naturals.

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Fiddlers version

You will be right, Kenny. However, the version I learned and most fiddlers etc play does have G sharps. I’ve also seen it written like this. I agree that this is probably incorrect and not the original pipe version.

It sounds good played either way, though. I’ll leave it as it is just now and allow the members to play it according to taste.

If you listen to Anam’s version, if memory serves me they play the first part in Amj and then the rest of the parts in Amix. It’s a great tune for messing with the modes.

Only the first part uses the 7th degree of the scale (G/G#), so the rest of the tune can be regarded as in either mode without making any changes to the notes. The mode can be prescribed by the choice harmony - presumably that is what you mean, Conan.

The Seagull, X:4

Dmaj (flute) version

Re: The Seagull

There’s absolutely no reason not to play the original, in Amix, on flute or whistle. Up to you, of course, but play it in "D" in Scotland and you’ll most likely be playing a solo - not really what you want in a session. Just saying.

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