Jimmy Noonan taught this tune at Gaelic Roots 2002.
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.
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)
On his cd, Dancing on Silver, concertina player Tim Collins plays this in F, as follies:
T: John McHugh’s
D: Dancing on Silver, Tim Collins
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:||
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.
Unless, of course,
nobody picked up the C/G concertina and played it.
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.
This is a great tune because their is a lot of opportunities to put ornamentation into it and it is played quite often!!!!!!!
Kevin McHugh’s: https://thesession.org/tunes/865
“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.
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….
Paddy Ryan & John Carlos play this after Fasten the Leggin.
John McHugh’s, X:3
My version in F!
Re: Kevin McHugh’s
Isaac Alderson and Jonas Fromseier: https://youtu.be/w0rIs61jgsY
Re: John McHugh’s
Another version in A is played here:
Re: John McHugh’s
PS: I should add it is the third jig and they call it Adam and Eve’s