Buddy MacMaster’s jig

Also known as A Buddy MacMaster.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Buddy MacMaster’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Buddy MacMaster's has been added to 26 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Buddy MacMaster's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A|DFA dfe|dcd AFD|GBG FAF|ECA, A,B,C|
DFA dfe|dcd AFD|GBG FAG|1 FDC D2:|2 FDD D||
|:Ag|fdf afd|BdB Ade|fdf agf|gee e2 g|
[1 fdf afd|BdB AFG|Adf gfe|fdd d:|
[2 fdf ece|dcd AFD|GBA GFE|FDD D2||
X: 2
T: Buddy MacMaster's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DF/G/A d2 e|dcd AFD|GBA GEA|FDD D2:|
|:g|fdf afd|BdB Ade|fdf agf|ge^d e2 g|
[1 fd/e/f afd|B/c/dB AFG|Adf gfe|fdc d2:|
[2 fAf eAe|dFd AFD|G/A/BA GEA|FD/D/D D2||

Five comments

"Buddy MacMaster’s Jig" / "A Buddy MacMaster Jig"

~ a Christmas gift for someone I don’t know. This one is familiar but I haven’t yet found another name for it. I think it is a Buddy MacMaster take on an old standard, but he does it differently enough, as does Natalie MacMaster, that it at least may deserve its own place here…

Merry Christmas to the person who asked about this in the ‘Discussions’…

Hot Spiced Christmas Cidre / Cider ~ or for any ol’ merry time 🙂

You can make this as individual as you like, some folks hate cinammon, so they can do it without…

A good quality cloudy apple cidre / cider ~ if you can’t press your own
A generous portion of cranberry juice to bring it to a blush, a mug’s worth will do
one split vanilla pod ( or some essence )
whole cloves, allspice berries, cinnamon sticks, mace leaves
cardamon pods ~ which we both love
a knob of fresh ginger (baby/young ginger if you can find it) ~ or galingal (kra-chai) if you’re brave, sliced in…
I then take a mandarin/tangerine/clementine, whatever is on hand and orange, a lemon and a lime, unwaxed, slice them up and throw them in as well…

All that goes in a big pan and you heat it all up the previous day, then cover it and put it aside to let it infuse overnight. Use the following day or days…

You can have it or serve it alcohol free, our choice today, or add calvados or applejack or a nice brandy or rum… I usually throw a shot into a mug and then top it up with the punch. If you wanted you can decorate it with a slice of apple and a couple of cranberries and/or blueberries foating on top. That’s if the relatives are coming over and you want to raise the festive nature of the brew…

You can do the same thing with wine of course, but you need to sweeten it and make sure it doesn’t boil or it will go sour and need more sweetener. If wine I use a good dollop of our house sugar, which is 2 parts demerara to 1 part dark muskovado…

NOTE: cidre / cider is what we used to call the apple juice we got from grinding up and pressing apples, not the readily available fermented product various commercial enterprises make available.

I’ve not tried this recipe with those, but I suspect that could be an option, though the heat would evaporate any alcohol. If I was going to do it that way I’d use scrumpy… I much prefer fruit juice, but we both like the fermented stuff too and have made that ourselves in the past, sometimes with disasterous results, like when several caboys full of the stuff exploded when the pulp from the apples went into the bubbler and clogged it up. We heard the bangs and it took days to clean up… You learn from your mistakes, eh… 😏