The Blue Ball jig

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Blue Ball has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Blue Ball has been added to 55 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Blue Ball
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:B,FE DCA,|B,EF A,B,D|B,EF A,B,D|CCC B,A,F|
B,FE DCA,|B,EF A,B,D|CDC EFA,|1 CB,A, B,2A,:|2 CB,A, B,3||
F2B, DCB,|CCB, FA,B,|E2D2CB,|CDC CB,A,|
F2B, DCB,|CCB, FA,B,|CCB, FA,B,|CB,A, B,3|
F2B, DCB,|CCB, FA,B,|E2D2FD|^GEG AGE|
F2B, DCB,|CCB, FA,B,|CCB, FA,B,|CB,A, B,3||
2
X: 2
T: The Blue Ball
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:EBA GFD|EAB DEG|EAB DEG|FFF EDB|
EBA GFD|EAB DEG|FGF ABD|1 FED E2D:|2 FED E3||
B2E GFE|FFE BDE|A2G2FE|FGF FED|
B2E GFE|FFE BDE|FFE BDE|FED E3|
B2E GFE|FFE BDE|A2G2BG|^cAc dcA|
B2E GFE|FFE BDE|FFE BDE|FED E3||

Four comments

My assumption would be that it was written by either Sarah Allen or Brian Finnegan.

I like the way they have this tune with just the flute, whistle, and bodhran backing it.

This was probably the original fingering on the whistle:

K:Emin
|: EBA GFD | EAB DEG | EAB DEG | FFF EDB |
EBA GFD | EAB DEG | FGF ABD |1 FED E2D :|2 FED E3||
| B2E GFE | FFE BDE | A2G2FE | FGF FED |
B2E GFE | FFE BDE | FFE BDE | FED E3 |
B2E GFE | FFE BDE | A2G2BG | ^cAc dcA |
B2E GFE | FFE BDE | FFE BDE | FED E3 ||

Re: The Blue Ball

Composed by Seán Ryan.