The Races At Carrick jig

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Races At Carrick appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Races At Carrick has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Races At Carrick
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
g|fdB Bcd|ecA A2 G|FAA def|gfg bag|
fdB Bcd|ecA A2 G|FAA def|gec d2:|
e|~f3 fed|faa a2 f|gfg Bcd|ecA A2e|
~f3 fed|faa agf|gfg bag|fdd d2:|

Four comments

According to the fiddler’s companion this is related to rather than a version of The Tar Road to Sligo.

The first part of the tunes are very similar but the second parts are quite different. I found this tune years ago when browsing through O’ Neill’s.


The Fiddler’s Companion lists this tune as B minor but it resolves on D and to me it is a d tune rather than B Minor.

Would agree with that. We play ‘Tar Road’ a lot and that I have in ‘D’ My start chord is Bminor in bar 1 and again in bar 5.

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Re: The Races At Carrick

Just ran across this in my huge”O Neill’s Music of Ireland.” Really neat sounding jig! I like how it’s b minor-ish in the a part, and the b is more definitely D!