Kevin McHugh’s jig

Also known as Kevin McHugh’s #2, Kevin McHugh’s No 2, Kevin McHugh’s No. 2, McHugh’s.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Kevin McHugh’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Kevin McHugh's has been added to 32 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Kevin McHugh's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B3 BAB | GBB BAG | F2A AFD |
DFA AFD | G2B BAB | GBB BAB |
def gdB |1 GAG GAc :|2 GAG G2a ||
|: aba age | ~g3 gfe | dBd gdB |
ABA A2a | aba age | ~g3 gfe |
dBd gdB|1 GAG G2a :|2 GAG GAc ||
2
X: 2
T: Kevin McHugh's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BA|B2B BAB GBB BAG|FAA AFD DFA AFD|
G2B BAB GBB BAB|def gdB GAG G:|
|:za|b2a age gag gfe|dBd gdB ABA A2a|
b2a age gag gfe|dBd gdB GAG G:|
3
X: 3
T: Kevin McHugh's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DEF|: G2B BAB | G2B BAG | F2A AGA |F2A DEF |
G2B BAB | GAB ~d3 |def gdB | GAG G3 :|
|: aba age | ~g3 gfe | dBd gdB |ABA A3 |
aba age | ~g3 gfe |dBd gdB| GAG G3 :||
# Added by bdh .

Ten comments

I believe..

this tune can be heard on track 15 of Music at Matt Molloys under the title "Set Of Single Jigs Learned From Kevin’s Father (John’s Grandfather)". I’ve always thought this was a very charming tune. Glad to see it posted!

Funny - I thought I already wrote that when I posted the tune. It is played by Kevin McHugh himself, together with his son, John. The tune which comes after it is the other Kevin McHugh’s Jig which was posted a few days ago.

I tried to post this one as Kevin McHugh’s #2 to avoid confusion, but for some reason the suffix disappeared.

Kevin McHugh’s (single jig)

Source: The Mountain Road by Various Artists
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

This would have been better transcribed in 6/8 I think.

Our resident flute-guru at the session (Stuart) likes to play a simpler variation of this. The extended holds give it a more bouncy feel.

DEF|: G2B BAB | G2B BAG | F2A AGA |
F2A DEF | G2B BAB | GAB ~d3 |
def gdB | GAG G3 :|
|: aba age | ~g3 gfe | dBd gdB |
ABA A3 | aba age | ~g3 gfe |
dBd gdB| GAG G3 :||

We play this as a set following "The Lancer’s"
https://thesession.org/tunes/631

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Kevin McHugh’s Jig(s)

For some reason two measures are missing from the abc/sheet music from the tune offered by bdh above. It’s fine in his posting but the two measures at the end of part A went missing in the version at the top of the page.

Re: Kevin McHugh’s

X3 is a totally different tune to X1 and X2.

Re: Kevin McHugh’s

Totally different? It’s the same tune, altough with a slightly different take in the opening bars. Something that any trad musician could play as a variation.

Re: Kevin McHugh’s

Ok Gottcha , maybe I jumped the gun - thanks. Am I correct to say that x2 above has the bar lines in the wrong places. Surely there should be more bar lines ie after each 2 sets of 3 notes?