The Dawn Chorus jig

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Dawn Chorus
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~B3 BAB|dBB B2d|DFA ABA|DFA AGE|
D2B BAB|dBB BAG|AB/c/d BAB|FEE E2D|
~G3 BAB|~d3 BGE|DFA ABA|DFA AGE|
D2B BAB|dBB BAG|AB/c/d BAB|FEE E2f||
g2e eag|f/g/af def|gfg aga|bge e2f|
gag gfe|ded dBd|~g3 ~B3|1 dBG G2f:|2 ~d3 DEG||

Seven comments

The Dawn Chorus (jig)

This is another lovely composition by Charlie Lennon, learned from Angelina and Peter Carberry’s banjo and box duet playing. They actually recorded it in F before O’Sullivan’s March in the same key, but I suspect it’s originally in G. Could you inform which key Teada or Johnny Connoly recorded it in?

It’s a lovely tune alright and Angelina Carberry’s duet with Peter is fantastic. I love that album!

Teada

teada plays this tune in A, which is such a bright key and it sounds so pretty. For flute and whistle players, it can be difficult because theyre are a lot of G sharps, but I tried out a version with no G sharps that sounds good if you have other people playing to back you up. Its like good harmony. Teada also has a very different setting than what’s written here, but I like both!

Woooooah, two different settings indeed! I wonder where Teada got their setting from.. Or maybe I should ask which one is closer to Charlie Lennon’s actual setting of the tune?

Nevertheless- GORGEOUS tune. So beautiful.

Cheers,
Armand

The Dawn Chorus (jig)

I asked Martin Quinn about the tunings used on Angelina’s album; he said tracks recorded with Peter Carberry are tuned a tone down so I guess whilst the recording is in F, it is the G setting as you’ve written it that she is playing. A fantastic tune whatever the key anyway.

Alan Kelly Gang version

Another nice version of this tune appears on the Alan Kelly Gang 2011 CD, Small Towns and Famous Nights. That CD isn’t linked here, however, due to a glitch in the tune title submission. They play it in G also.