Ashes jig

Ashes has been added to 8 tune sets.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Ashes
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:B|GBB FBB|EBB BAB|GBB FBB|BAG E2B|
GBB FBB|EBB BAB|dBd BAG|FAG E2:|
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|
2
X: 2
T: Ashes
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:GBB FBB|EBB BAB|GBB FBB|BAG E2B|
GBB FBB|EBB BAB|dBd BAG|FAG EEE:|
|:eBB gBB|eBe gfe|dAA fAA|dAd fed|
eBB gBB|eBe gfe|dBd BAG|FAG EGB|
eBB gBB|eBe gfe|dAA fAA|afa gfe|
gBB fBB|eBB gfe|dBd BAG|FAG EEE:|
3
X: 3
T: Ashes
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bdor
K: F# Minor
|:c|Acc Gcc|Fcc cBc|Acc Gcc|cBA F2c|
Acc Gcc|Fcc cBc|ece cBA|GBA F2:|
c|fcc acc|fcf agf|eBB gBB|eBe gfe|
fcc acc|fcf agf|ece cBA|GBA F2c|
fcc acc|fcf agf|eBB gBB|bgb agf|
acc gcc|fcc agf|ece cBA|GBA FFF||
4
X: 4
T: Ashes
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:E|CEE B,EE|A,EE EDE|CEE B,EE|EDC A,2E|
CEE B,EE|A,EE EDE|GEG EDC|B,DC A,2:|
E|AEE cEE|AEA cBA|GDD BDD|GDG BAG|
AEE cEE|AEA cBA|GEG EDC|B,DC A,2E|
AEE cEE|AEA cBA|GDD BDD|dBd cBA|
cEE BEE|AEE cBA|GEG EDC|B,DC A,A,A,||
5
X: 5
T: Ashes
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
|:D|B,DD A,DD|G,DD DCD|B,DD A,DD|DCB, G,2D|
B,DD A,DD|G,DD DCD|FDF DCB,|A,CB, G,2:|
D|GDD BDD|GDG BAG|FCC ACC|FCF AGF|
GDD BDD|GDG BAG|FDF DCB,|A,CB, G,2D|
GDD BDD|GDG BAG|FCC ACC|cAc BAG|
BDD ADD|GDD BAG|FDF DCB,|A,CB, G,G,G,||

Eight 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.

Ashes

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.