The 9th Of July jig

By Sean Ryan

Also known as Elizabeth Keane’s, The Ninth Of July, Sean Ryan’s.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

The 9th Of July appears in 1 other tune collection.

The 9th Of July has been added to 4 tune sets.

The 9th Of July has been added to 56 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The 9th Of July
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
A2d cec|AGE EDE|A,DE F3|~G3 cGE|
D2d cec|AGE EDC|A,DE F3|~E3 D2z:|
|:Ade f2g|gfg afd|GAc ecc|gcc edc|
Ade f2g|gfg ~a3|cdc AGE|EDE D2z:|
2
X: 2
T: The 9th Of July
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|:G|Add cec|AGE DCA,|A,DE FEF|c=Bc GEC|
Ddd cec|AGE DCA,|A,DE FEF|GEC D2:|
|:G|Ade ~f3|gfg afd|c=Bc ecc|gcc edc|
Ade ~f3|gfg afd|c=Bc AGE|EDC D2:|
3
X: 3
T: The 9th Of July
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
A2d cec|AGE EDE|A,DE F3|~G3 cGE|
D2d cec|AGE EDC|A,DE F3|~E3 D2z:|
|:Ade f2g|gfg afd|GAc ecc|gcc edc|
Ade f2g|gfg ~a3|cdc AGE|EDE D2z:|
4
X: 4
T: The 9th Of July
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:A|Bee dfd|BAF EDB,|B,EF GFG|d^cd AFD|
Eee dfd|BAF EDB,|B,EF GFG|AFD E2:|
|:A|Bef ~g3|aga bge|d^cd fdd|add fed|
Bef ~g3|aga bge|d^cd BAF|FED E2:|

Eight comments

This is the first tune on flute player Mark Roberts’ lovely CD “The Gloup”. He plays it slow and smooth. Obviously he has to pop the low C’s and A’s up into a playable register. Those notes do a lot for the flow of the tune and so I was tempted to transcribe them as a flute would play them, but didn’t.

He does a very pretty variation on the 4th measure of the A-part in place of the rolled G: |~G3 cGE| becomes |cAd cGE|

Does anyone know who Elizabeth Keane is/was?

Very nice. Never heard this one before.

Sean Ryan Strikes Again…

My last posting had me going back through “The Hidden Ireland”, where I found this lovely jig (directly underneath “A Thousand Farewells” on the page, which is already in the tune database here). So it would appear that I’m now on a Sean Ryan “kick”, so I’ll just roll with it. It’s in the relatively rare (for jigs, anyway) key of D minor/ D dorian, which makes it all the more appealing (unless you’re a fluter/whistler/etc.). There’s one small adjustment I find myself making in the melody, though. It occurs in the transition between measures 2 & 3 and where the same phrases repeat at measures 6 & 7. Rather than slavishly following what’s on the page, I change the last note of measures 3 & 6 to a low “G”; I find it accentuates the upward movement of the phrase in the next measures nicely. The Phrase(s) would go thus:

AGE DCG, | A,DE FEF |

So you can copy & paste that in & give it a whirl. Let me know what you think- and as always, enjoy!

Key

seems like D minor if it has a Bb in the key signature. D dorian is the key of C

Being in need of some D minor tunes to play on my C/C# and in starting my search this was the first tune for me to try and I like it so thank you jaychoons for posting it. I am playing it as it comes and at a very steady pace.

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The 9th Of July, X:3

I learned this tune as Elizabeth Keane’s from Mark Robert’s recording The Gloup and posted it here about 13 years ago. I never found out where it came from. Today, I heard the Queally sisters playing it on their lovely new recording Beyond the Bellows and the Bow. They had the proper title - and it’s apparently been here for quite a while. As a flute player, I enjoy Mark’s take on this tune (not to mention that how great it is to have a playable jig in Dm) but it’s nice to finally learn its origin.

9th of July

Just learned from a recording by the Queally sisters that this tune is a Sean Ryan composition called the 9th of July. Case closed.