Ashes jig

Ashes has been added to 7 tune sets.

Ashes has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Ashes
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d|eBB gBB|eBe gfe|dAA fAA|dAd fed|
eBB gBB|eBe gfe|dBd BAG|FAG E2d|
eBB gBB|eBe gfe|dAA fAA|afa fed|
fBB gBB|eBB gfe|dBd BAG|FAG E2z|

Six comments

Ashes Jig

Leads itself to a fast tempo, but still plenty of room for embellishment. I often use an A grace note to break up the repetetive B’s. Usually, I start a set with it, then Jump at the Sun, and then the Coleraine Jig.

Updated original ABC

Apologies, I didn’t get the ABC notation quite right first time round. I think I’ve got it nailed now.


lovely jig, goes really nicely after ‘lark in the morning’ and then into Coleraine Jig.

Key of Ashes

The key should be either E minor or E dorian, although the absence of any C sharps and a strong resolution to E suggests E minor.

E minor

For passing notes C natural is the best fit…

C natural as best fit

I don’t disagree ceolachan - I had noticed that the Details described the song as being in D major, when the key should be E minor. I can’t understand why it’s been given a D major key sig. when there are no C sharps or anything to suggest a D major key centre.