The Lisnagun jig

Also known as Lisagun, Lisnagan, Lissagun.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Lisnagun has been added to 6 tune sets.

The Lisnagun has been added to 54 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Lisnagun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
AFE ~A3|Bce c3|Bce cBA|BAF AFE|
AFE ~A3|Bce c3|Bce cBA|1BAF A3:|2BAF ABd||
e2d cBA|Bce cBA|ece cBA|BAF AFE|
~e3 cBA|Bce cBA|ece cBA|BAF A3|
~e3 cBA|Bce cBA|ece cBA|BAF AFE|
AFE ~A3|Bce c3|Bce cBA|BAF A3:|
X: 2
T: The Lisnagun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
cAG ~c3 | cdg ~e3 | cdg edc | dcA cAG | cAG ~c3 | cdg ~e3 | cdg edc | dcA ~c3 :|
~g3 age | deg ~e3 | deg edc | dcA cAG | ~g3 age | deg ~e3 | deg edc | dcA ~c3|
~g3 age | deg ~e3 | deg edc | dcA cAG | cAG ~c3 | cdg ~e3 | cdg edc | dcA ~c3 ||
X: 3
T: The Lisnagun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: dBA ddd | efa f3 | efa fed | edB dBA |$
dBA ddd | efa f3 | efa fed |1 edB dBA :|2 edB def ||$
|:a3 f3 | efa fff | efa fed | edB def |
|1 a3 f3 |$ efa fff | efa fed | edB def :|
|2 dBA ddd | efa f3 |$ efa fed | edB dBA ||

Ten comments

The Lisagun (jig)

Source: With Every Breath by John Wynne
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

I know I have this tune on another recording but can’t place it - maybe the title is different

Lisnagun

I think this is the correct spelling and here’s the info courtesy of Fiddler’s Companion. Great tune as well Gian.

LISNAGUN JIG, THE. AKA – “Lisnagan Jig.” Irish, Jig. C Major. Standard. AAB. Composed by Brendan Ring. Green Linnet SIF 3112, Nomos – “I Won’t Be Afraid Anymore.”
X:1
T:The Lisnagan Jig
L:1/8
M:6/8
Z:Bernard Chenery
K:C
cAG ~c3 | cdg ~e3 | cdg edc | dcA cAG | cAG ~c3 | cdg ~e3 | cdg edc | dcA ~c3 :|
~g3 age | deg ~e3 | deg edc | dcA cAG | ~g3 age | deg ~e3 | deg edc | dcA ~c3|
~g3 age | deg ~e3 | deg edc | dcA cAG | cAG ~c3 | cdg ~e3 | cdg edc | dcA ~c3 ||

Donough, you may be thinking of the Brendan Ring recording, Troublesome Things. Mr. Ring likes the tune so much, he records it twice on the sam CD! The first track is a medley of three tunes on whistle, closing out with the Lisnagun (Tyrell’s Pass and the Coolinarne Jig are the others). Later he pairs it with Brian O’Linn on pipes.

Donough, Trouble In The Kitchen recorded it, and I assume you have their album, so maybe it’s that.

Trouble I K

You got that one right NB, thanks for putting me out of my misery. I gather those guys are coming over here next year for our Festival (Fairbridge) after the National - fancy coming over as well?

Dates ?

Before this disappears, what would be the dates of those festivals, Donough ?

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You can hear this tune deftly executed on fiddle by out own ‘pitnekit’ (Marco Fonseca) on The MIghty Craic Online. He also plays it as a reel.

I learned this tune from Brendan Bulger’s self-titled album, played in a set with Knocknagow. Great tune.