Gan Ainm jig

Gan Ainm has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Gan Ainm
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|: A |d2 d A2 A | B2 A G2 F | E D2 A2 A | D3- D2 :|
|: F |E2 D ^C2 D | E2 F G2 E | F2 G A B2 | A3 d3 |
c2 B A2 G | F2 G A2 B | A G2 c2 c | D3- D2 :|
2
X: 2
T: Gan Ainm
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: B |e2 e BcB | c2 B A2 G | F2 E B2 B | E3- E2 :|
|: G |F2 E ^D2 E | F2 G A2 F | G2 A B2 c | B3 e3 |
d2 c B2 A | G2 A B2 c | B2 A dcd | E3- E2 :|
3
X: 3
T: Gan Ainm
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
|: d |g2 g d^cd | e2 d c2 B | A G2 d2 d | G3- G2 :|
|: B |A2 G ^F2 G | A2 B cdc | B2 c d2 e | d3 g3 |
f2 e dec | B2 c dec | d c2 f=ef | G3- G2 :|
4
X: 4
T: Gan Ainm
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|: A |d2 d A2 G | F2 G A2 A | G2 F A2 ^C | D3- D2 :|
|: F |E2 D ^C2 D | E2 F G2 E | F2 G A B2 | A3 d3 |
c2 B A2 G | F2 G A2 F | E D2 A2 ^C | D3- D2 :|
5
X: 5
T: Gan Ainm
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: B |e^de BcA | G2 A BcB | AFG B^DF | E3- E2 :|
|: G |F2 E ^D2 E | F^DG AFB | GAF BcA | B^AB e2 e |
d^cd B=cA | G2 A BEG | F^DE B ^D2 | E3- E2 :|

Nine comments

Gan ainm ~ another in search of a name

I suspect that Nigel or Kenny or Hetty or Dow or Slainte or someone out there is familiar with this? I should know the name, but I can’t pull it out. I started playing it today and having a load of fun with it, and then, I thought, where the hell did I get that from. I know it, and I know it has a name, but however much I deepened the furrows of my brow I couldn’t get the memory cells to make the necessary conection.

Is it a ‘country dance’ I asked myself. I went looking. I tried at least a dozen different keys and permutations, swung and not swung. I play it heavily swung, so setting it out as a jig seemed right, but I wouldn’t be the first to be tricked that way and for the thing to be ‘>’… Anyway, I suspect someone out there will recognize this, or I may just suddenly remember a name for it myself, and possibly then a bit of history will follow?

It’s a lovely little ditty, or so I am deluded into thinking so in my current reverie… ๐Ÿ˜

~ an easier and possibly more familiar key?

X: 1
T: Gan Ainm
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: e minor
|: B |\
e2 e BcB | c2 B A2 G | F2 E B2 B | E3- E2 :|
|: G |\
F2 E ^D2 E | F2 G A2 F | G2 A B2 c | B3 e3 |
d2 c B2 A | G2 A B2 c | B2 A dcd | E3- E2 :|

D minor ~ into ~ g minor…

I love playing it this way, a few times through d minor and then a jump up to g minor, with loads of simple variations and ornamentation…

X: 3
T: Gan Ainm
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: g minor
|: d |\
g2 g d^cd | e2 d c2 B | A G2 d2 d | G3- G2 :|
|: B |\
A2 G ^F2 G | A2 B cdc | B2 c d2 e | d3 g3 |
f2 e dec | B2 c dec | d c2 f=ef | G3- G2 :|

~ back to d minor and another way with it…

X: 4
T: Gan Ainm
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: country dance
K: d minor
|: A |\
d2 d A2 G | F2 G A2 A | G2 F A2 ^C | D3- D2 :|
|: F |\
E2 D ^C2 D | E2 F G2 E | F2 G A B2 | A3 d3 |
c2 B A2 G | F2 G A2 F | E D2 A2 ^C | D3- D2 :|

C’s gan ainm

Sounds a bit Playford?
Chris

Yes, that’s what I was thinking ~ or of that ilk… You just want to ~ ‘set and turn single’… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Come on Spin, find me a name… I lost all my graphic files of all those old tomes, and the cataloguing databases went with them. I have yet to redo it all…

~ or ‘set and cross over’ (cross/change/exchange)… That A-part… ๐Ÿ˜

~ pulling more of the jig out of it ~ ๐Ÿ˜

X: 5
T: Gan Ainm
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: country dance / jig
K: e minor
|: B |\
e^de BcA | G2 A BcB | AFG B^DF | E3- E2 :|
|: G |\
F2 E ^D2 E | F^DG AFB | GAF BcA | B^AB e2 e |
d^cd B=cA | G2 A BEG | F^DE B ^D2 | E3- E2 :|