The Southwest Wind jig

Also known as Connie The Soldier, The South West Wind, The South-West Wind.

There are 35 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Dever The Dancer (lots of times).

The Southwest Wind has been added to 35 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Southwest Wind
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
~A3 AdB|cAG EFD|DGG DEG|AGE cGE|
~A2G AdB|cAG EFD|~D3 AGE|GED DEG|
~A3 A2d|cAG EFD|DGG GFG|DGG GFG|
~A2G AdB|cAG EFD|~D3 AGE|GED D2e|
|:fed ed^c|ed^c d2e|fed efd|=cAG Ade|
fed efd|cAB c2d|cAG EAG|1 EFD D2e:|2 EFD D3||
X: 2
T: The Southwest Wind
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:Ac/A/A A2d|cAG EFD|DGG DE/F/G|AGE =cAG|
Ac/A/A A2d|cAG EFD|DE/F/G AGE|FDD D3:||
|:e|fdd edd|fdd d2e|fdd e2d|cAG A2e|
fdd e2d|cAB =c2d|=cAG EF/G/E|FDD D2:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: The Southwest Wind
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:Ac/A/A AdB|cAG EFD|DGG DE/F/G|AGE cAG|
A2G AdB|cAG EFD|DE/F/G AGE|FDD DE/F/G|
A3 A2d|cAG EFD|DGG GFG|DGG cAG|
Ac/A/A AdB|cAG EFD|D3 AGE|FDD D2e||
|:fdd edd|fdd d2e|fdd e2d|=cAG Ade|
fdd efd|cAB c2d|cAG E/F/GE| FDD D2e:|2 FDD D3||
# Added by JACKB .

Eight comments

The Southwest Wind

This is very similar to Connie the Soldier. However there are some differences. This is the tune (more or less) as played by Todd Denman & Dale Russ and by Veronica McNamara. It is more of a Sligo version, to my ears, than the simpler Connie the Soldier as played by Seamus Creagh, James Carty, and others.

This is a nice version but personally I think it’s too similar to the version posted previously to deserve a slot of its own.

Lobely….

"This is very similar to Connie the Soldier."
No it’s not … sorry…. yes i can see similarities but hey we’re playing folk tunes here… this tune is much more interesting in the minor key and with lots of nice turns… well worth posting …. thankyou….

I guess it’s in Dmix.

The second one on the clip is an old version of the "Walls of Liscarrol." A similar version is here: https://thesession.org/tunes/2899 Of course, it’s not exactly the same.