The Piper’s Picnic jig

Also known as The Pipers’ Picnic.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Piper’s Picnic has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Piper's Picnic has been added to 77 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Piper's Picnic
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: ~A3 AGE | cde dBG | ~A3 AGE | GBA ~G3 |
~A3 AGE | cde dBG | cBA BAG |1 EFG AAG :|2 EFG AAB ||
|: cee cee | cee edc | Bgg Bgg | Bgg gfe |
cBc d2d | ~e3 a2b | age dBG |1 EFG AAB :|2 EFG Azz |]
X: 2
T: The Piper's Picnic
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: ~A3 AGE | cde dBG | ~A3 AGE | EDE G3{AB} |
~A3 AGE | cde dBG | cBA BAG |1 EFG A2G :|2 EFG A2B ||
|: cee cee | ceg edc | Bzg g2d | BGg dBG |
cBc dcd | ede a2g | edc BAG |1 EFG A2B :|2 EFG A3 |]
X: 3
T: The Piper's Picnic
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
E|AcA BGE|cde dBG|AcA BGE|{F}EDE GAB|
AcA BGE|cde dBG|{d}cBA BGE|EFG A2:|
|:(A/B/)|ceA ceA|cee edc|(B/c/d)G (B/c/d)G|Bdd dcB|
cde dcB|{d}cBA Ggf|ecA GED|EFG A2:|
X: 4
T: The Piper's Picnic
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: ~A3 AGE | cde dBG | ~A3 AGE | E E3 GAB |
~A3 AGE | cde dBG | cBA BAG |1 EFG A2G :|2 EFG A2B ||
|: cee cee | ceg edc | B.g.g g2d | (3Bcd g dBG |
cBc d (3Bcd| ede a2g | edc BAG |1 EFG A2B :|2 EFG A3 |]

Nine comments

D: Dervish "Spirit"
Z: John Norvell

I only know this title from this Youtube recording of Brian MacNamara: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr8CxW3YER4


X: 1
T: Piper’s Picnic, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: G
|: ~A3 AGE | cde dBG | ~A3 AGE | EDE G3{AB} |
~A3 AGE | cde dBG | cBA BAG |1 EFG A2G :|2 EFG A2B ||
|: cee cee | ceg edc | Bzg g2d | BGg dBG |
cBc dcd | ede a2g | edc BAG |1 EFG A2B :|2 EFG A3 |]

The Piper’s Picnic, X:3

From O’Neil’s 1001

Re: The Piper’s Picnic

Pardon my typo, I mean "O’Neill’s" of course, as in "The Dance Music of Ireland: O’Neill’s 1001 Double Jigs, Single Jigs, Hop or Slip Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes, Long Dances, Set Dances, Etc., Collected and selected from all available sources and edited by Capt. Francis O’Neill (Retired Gen. Supt. of Police), arranged by Sergt. James O’Neill".

One heck of a title.

Re: The Piper’s Picnic

And, for what it’s worth, I can’t find a single recording anywhere that does it in A major like O’Neill’s has it. They all do it as Amix, and I agree with them, it’s much better that way.

The Piper’s Picnic, X:4

This is very similar to setting #2 with a couple of small tweaks to make it more ‘pipey’ - or at least as I hear it from Brian M’s playing.

Re: The Piper’s Picnic

They don’t all do it in Amix. Brian MacNamara’s recording in the video above has natural Cs; I guess that would be A Dorian. I kind of like it that way.

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