My Heather Hills jig

Also known as Deirdre’s Fancy.

My Heather Hills has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: My Heather Hills
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
E |FAA A2 f |eBB B2 A |FAB def |agf e2 E |
FAA A2 f |eBB B2 A |FAB def |efe d2 :|
f |a2 b agf |g2 a gfe |fef agf |fed e2 f |
a2 b agf |g2 a gfe |fef age |edc d2 f |
a2 b agf |g2 a gfe |fef agf |fed e2 E |
FAA A2 f |eBB B2 A |FAB def |efe d2 |
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X: 2
T: My Heather Hills
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A | FGA A2 f | edc B2 d | ABc def | agf e2 A |
FGA A2 f | edc B2 d | ABc def | e3 d2 :|
|: f | a2 b agf | g2 a gfe | fed agf | fed e2 A |
FGA A2 f | edc B2 d | ABc def | e3 d2 :|
# Added .

Six comments

Deirdre’s Fancy

I know this tune from a CD we got when our girls were doing the dancing. It’s called ‘Irish Dancing Times’ and recorded by the Gallowglass Ceile Band. This is the second tune on track 4, the first being ‘Strike the Gay Harp’. The label calls it ‘Deirdre’s Fancy’ but as far as I know thats a well known slip jig. Think I have it along the lines they play it - wouldn’t be sure about the key. Can anyone confirm if that’s what it’s called - perhaps it’s here already in some other form. Thanks.

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Ditto

hadn’t submitted this a wet minute before I remembered that the second part switches back to the end of the first. Corrected ABC.

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Deirdre’s Fancy

Well, no one seems to be able to be forthcoming with a name for this so I guess the album credits must be correct and it’s known as Deirdre’s Fancy. Though a completely different tune from the slip jig of than name.

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Deirdre’s Fancy possibly not the right name

An almost identical jig appears in a couple of manuscript dance sets with the title My Heather Hills. That title might have been picked up from the dance of that name. I’ve had a go at writing this out as ABC because I can’t find it anywhere else on this site:
X: 1
T: My Heather Hills
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A | FGA A2 f | edc B2 d | ABc def | agf e2 A |
FGA A2 f | edc B2 d | ABc def | e3 d2 :|
|: f | a2 b agf | g2 a gfe | fed agf | fed e2 A |
FGA A2 f | edc B2 d | ABc def | e3 d2 :|

Deirdre’s Fancy, X:2

RichardB’s setting below.

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My Heather Hills

Thanks RichardB and that’s prompted me to tidy up the rubbish ABC that was there for the Gallowglass setting. You could well be right - quite likely a Scottish tune. I’ve changed title for the present but what collection did up pick this up from. No harm to add the name here.

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