The Trip To Kilkenny jig

Also known as Happy A, The Happy A.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Trip To Kilkenny has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Trip To Kilkenny
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:A3 cea|f3 fef|a2 f ecA|fec Bcd|
cBa cae|eff fef|a2 f ecA|BcB AcB:|
efe Ace|eff dfa|fgg egb|agf ecd|
efe Ace|eff dfa|fgg egb|aec Acd|
e3 ace|f3 dfa|g3 egb|agf ecB|
a3 cea|eff fef|1age age|
age dcB:|2 a2 f ecA|BcB A3||
2
X: 2
T: The Trip To Kilkenny
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
cB|ABA Aca|f2f fef|a2f ecA|fec Bcd|
cBA cee|f2f fef|a2f ecA|BcB A:|
cd|efe Ace|f>ff dfa|g>gg egb|agf ecd|
efe Ace|f>ff dfa|g>gg egb|aec Acd|
efe Ace|f2f dfa|g2g egb|agf ecB||

Two comments

1st tune i wrote out in abc

This might not be totally right because this is the first time i have written out a tune in abc format.

John usually plays this pretty fast and is the last tune in a set.

First time around you can add B onto the 8th bar thn d the 2nd time.

Hope you enjoy playing this!

A Trip to Kilkenny

Composed by John McCusker. The Virginia group Roaring Mary recorded this on their 1999 album, but they didn’t have a name for it, so they named it "The Happy A Jig".

X:023
T:Trip to Kilkenny
C:John McCusker
S:Travelling Folk, Radio Scotland
Z:Nigel Gatherer
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:A
cB|ABA Aca|f2f fef|a2f ecA|fec Bcd|
cBA cee|f2f fef|a2f ecA|BcB A:|
cd|efe Ace|f>ff dfa|g>gg egb|agf ecd|
efe Ace|f>ff dfa|g>gg egb|aec Acd|
efe Ace|f2f dfa|g2g egb|agf ecB||