Kevin McHugh’s jig

Also known as Adam And Eve, Adam And Eve’s, Adam And Eves, John McHugh, John McHugh’s, McHugh’s, McHugh’s.

There are 25 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Bunch Of Roses (a few times), Kevin McHugh’s (a few times) and Paddy O’Rafferty (a few times).

Kevin McHugh’s has been added to 21 tune sets.

Kevin McHugh's has been added to 204 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Kevin McHugh's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bdd ded|BAB G2B|AGE DEG|AGE D3|
Bdd ded|BAB G2B|AGE DEG|ABA G2A:|
B2G GBd|c2A ABc|B2G GFG|ABc d2c|
B2G GBd|cBc A2B|AGE DEG|ABA G2A:|
# Added by jp .
X: 2
T: Kevin McHugh's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B3 ded | BAB G2 B | AGE DEG | AGE D3 |
B3 ded | BAB GAB | AEE DEG |1 AGF G2 A :|2 AGF G2 c ||
BAB GAB | cBc ABc | BAB GcB | ABc d2 c |
BAB GAB | c3 B3 | AGE DEG | AGF G2 c |
BAB GAB | cBc ABc | BAB GcB | ABc d2 c |
BdG G2 B | c2 E BcB | AGE DEG | AGF G3 |
# Added by heike .
X: 3
T: Kevin McHugh's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
A2 c cdc|AGA FGA|GFD CDF|A/G/FD C2 B|
A2 c cdc|AGA FGA|GFD CDF|GAG F2 B:||
AGA FGA|BAB GAB|AGF FEF|GAB C2 B|
AGA FGA|BdB AcA|GFD CDF|GAG F2 B:||
# Added .
X: 4
T: Kevin McHugh's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:A|B2d ded|BAB GAB|AGE DEG|AGE DEG|
B2d ded|BAB GAB|AGE DEG|AGF G2:|
|:A|BAB GAB|cBc ABc|B2G F2G|ABc d3|
cBB GAB|cec BdB|AGE DEG|AGF G2:|
X: 5
T: Kevin McHugh's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2 d ded | BAB GAB | AGE DEG | AGE DEG |
B2 d ded | BAB GAB | AGE DEG | AGF G2 :|
BAB GAB | cBc ABc | B2 G F2 G | ABc d3 |
cBB GAB | cec BdB | AGE DEG | AGF G2 :|
X: 6
T: Kevin McHugh's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
A2 c cdc|AGA F2A|GFD CDF|ABA G2 B|
A2 c cdc|AGA F2A|GFD CDF|GAG F2 B:||
A2F FGA|BAB c2B|A2F FGA|BAB c2B|
A2F FGA|BAB c2B|GFD CDF|GAG F2 B:||

Twenty-four comments

Kevin McHugh’s

Jimmy Noonan taught this tune at Gaelic Roots 2002.

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This tune appears on Music at Matt Molloy’s, played by Kevin McHugh and his son John, in a set entitled, "A set of single jigs learned from Kevin’s father - John’s grandfather".

I’ll post the tune that comes before it as Kevin McHugh’s #2.

Kevin McHugh’s Jig

I learned this tune from Kevin’s son, John McHugh, who has gone back to calling it by its orginal name, John McHugh’s jig, after his grandfather.

This is John Carty’s version on At It Again.

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A mythic tune!

This tune is also available in the recording "music at matt molloy’s". track 15, called "a set of single jigs learned by kevin’s father - john’s grandfather" played on fiddle by kevin and john mchugh (and by the o’grady on the bouzoukis)

John McHugh’s

On his cd, Dancing on Silver, concertina player Tim Collins plays this in F, as follies:

X: 1
T: John McHugh’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
D: Dancing on Silver, Tim Collins
K: F
A2 c cdc|AGA FGA|GFD CDF|A/G/FD C2 B|
A2 c cdc|AGA FGA|GFD CDF|GAG F2 B:||
AGA FGA|BAB GAB|AGF FEF|GAB C2 B|
AGA FGA|BdB AcA|GFD CDF|GAG F2 B:||

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Tim Collins plays this tune in F because on that track of his CD he happens to be playing his Bb / F concertina. If he was playing the C / G concertina he uses on other tracks on the same CD, he’d be playing the tune in G. Since C / G is the standard concertina used in concert-pitch Irish sessions, the proper (i.e. most common) key for this tune is probably G rather than F - which might make it accessible to a few more folks. But go ahead and play it in F if you can - it does sound nice there. Although you may end up playing it by yourself if you do…

Not that playing along with whoosis in F would be difficult for a C/G concertina,
because it wouldn’t be difficult at all.

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Unless, of course,
nobody picked up the C/G concertina and played it.

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I don’t think Mr. Collins "happened" to be playing his Bb/F concertina. My guess is that he chose it for a reason on this track. And I’m glad he did, because this tune works great in F on fiddle or banjo, all those nice low notes.

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This is a great tune because their is a lot of opportunities to put ornamentation into it and it is played quite often!!!!!!!

“Adam And Eve’s” / “McHugh’s” ~ jig ~ brought back from duplication

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on December 25th 2006 by R-O-I-S-I-N.
https://thesession.org/tunes/6544

K: G Major
|: A |
B2 d ded | BAB GAB | AGE DEG | AGE DEG |
B2 d ded | BAB GAB | AGE DEG | AGF G2 :|
|: A |
BAB GAB | cBc ABc | B2 G F2 G | ABc d3 |
cBB GAB | cec BdB | AGE DEG | AGF G2 :|

Played in A

I believe the Mulcahey’s play it in he key of A on their great CD, Notes From the Heart.
I hear the first two bars as: c#2e eebe c#Bc# A2c#… Hope I got that right….

John McHugh’s, X:3

My version in F!

Re: John McHugh’s

PS: I should add it is the third jig and they call it Adam and Eve’s