The Curragh jig

By Paddy O’Brien

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Curragh has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Curragh
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:B|A2d dcd|BGB A2g|faf dcd|ecA GFG|
A2d dcd|BGB A2g|fga Ace|d3 d2:|
|:e|f2d a2d|fdf a2f|e2A cBA|e2f gfe|
f2d a2d|BGB A2g|fga Ace|d3 d2:|
X: 2
T: The Curragh
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dcB|A2 d dcd|BGB A2 g|faf dcd|ecA GFE|
Add dB/c/d|BG/A/B A2 g|f/g/af Ace|d3:|
|:d2 e|f2 d a2 d|fdf A2 f|e2 c a2 c|ece Age|
fdd add|fd/e/f A2 g|fga Ace|d3-:|

Five comments

The Curragh Jig

A cute single jig by Paddy O’Brien. This tune is gaining popularity in my local session. If you can’t remember how it starts, think of the 1st bar of the Jig Of Slurs. And try not to think of the rest of the tune 🙂

"The Composition of Paddy O’Brien"

J.D.C. Publications Ltd., Ayrshire, Scotland 1992

Page 16: "The Curragh"

"The Curragh Jig" ~ Paddy O’Brien

The transcription given here is identical to the printed book previously mentioned. I used to play this differently, having learned it from the source ages back, but I’m sure my memory is working on it too, and my own quirky ways with it are slipping through…anyway…a few other possibilities on offer…

K: D Major
|: dcB |
A2 d dcd | BGB A2 g | faf dcd | ecA GFE |
Add dB/c/d | BG/A/B A2 g | f/g/af Ace | d3 :|
|: d2 e |
f2 d a2 d | fdf A2 f | e2 c a2 c | ece Age |
fdd add | fd/e/f A2 g | fga Ace | d3- :|

Note: to the first ‘Comment’ ~ or start it differently… 😛

The Curragh

Very unusual & very fun tune.

M-eh tinks it sowends kyn-da sca-ish tu…but maybe not me