Michael Burke’s jig

Also known as Michael Burke’s.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Michael Burke’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Michael Burke’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Michael Burke’s has been added to 22 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Michael Burke's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
EGG GAB|~c3 BAG|ABc dBG|~c3 c2:|
|:d|ecc dBB|cBA GEG|ADD EDD|AcB AB/c/d|
ecc dBB|cBA GEG|ABc dBG|~c3 c2:|
X: 2
T: Michael Burke's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FAA ABc|dcB AFA|dcd efg|fdd d3:|
|:dfd cec|BcB AFA|BEE EFA|BcB AFA|
dfd cec|BcB AFA|dcd efg|fdd d3:|
X: 3
T: Michael Burke's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|:FAA ABc|ded AFA|BEE dEE|BdB A2G|
FAA ABc|ded AFA|Bcd efg|fdc d3:|
|:fed edc|dcB AFA|BEE dEE|BdB AFA|
fed edc|dcB AFA|Bcd efg|fdc d3:|

Fourteen comments

Michael Burke’s

Posted in response to a request by Susie-Lee. This is transcribed direct from the Sliabh Notes recording. Sorry Kenny, didn’t mean to butt in. I haven’t got the Mary Staunton recording which you say contains a tune by this name. Is it the same tune?

I thought this tune’s a bit similar to John Doherty’s if you transpose it: https://thesession.org/tunes/662.

2 Burke’s ?

No problem, Dow. I don’t think this is the Mary Staunton tune, which sounds a bit like “Father O’Flynn” or parts of “Cherish The Ladies”. I’ll check, and post it anyway, if it is indeed a different tune.

Michael Burke’s

A useful tune for the viola to play an octave down in sessions.


Michael Burke

The Mary Staunton tune was sourced from and named after Michael Burke of Inishbofin, Co Galway. Not sure if this is the same tune though. Michael plays his tune in a set with Father O’Flynn.

Michael Burke RIP

I am sad to report the death of Michael Burke of Inishbofin who passed away last month in Clifden hospital. He will be sorely missed by all who new him.

A pleasant little jig. It would work well in the middle of a set finished off with the Milltimber. What would you put in front of it?

Well, I shall know not to start this one next time I go to a session. 😀

Clearly a red-hot favourite the world over!

Oh now *come on*, people are, e’en as I type, off over yonder posting comments about what tunes to play with the dreaded Kesh …


This is delightful jig!