The Lounge Bar jig

By Annlaug Børsheim

Also known as Da Lounge Bar.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

The Lounge Bar appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Lounge Bar has been added to 13 tune sets.

The Lounge Bar has been added to 163 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: The Lounge Bar
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
CEG F2 (E|E)GB e2 d|c3 BGE|FAG F2 E|
CEG F2 (E|E)GB e2 d|c3 BGE|1 F2 E4:|2 F2 E2 GB||
|:e3 edB|G3 GFG|Ac(e e)dB|F3 FEF|
G3 GFE|C3 CB,C|E2 F2 GF|1 E3 EGB:|2 E6||
|:ece d2 (c|c)eg f2 d|edc Bec|BGE F2 E|
ece d2 (c|c)eg f2 d|edc BGE|F2 E4:|
2
X: 2
T: The Lounge Bar
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A,|:B,DF E2D-|DFA d2c|BGB AFD|EGF E2A,|
B,DF E2D-|DFA d2c|BGB AFD|1 E>FE D2A,:|2 E>FE DFA||
|:d3 dcA|F3FEF|GBd- dcA|E3 EDE|
F3 FED|B,3 B,A,B,|D2E- EFE|1 D3 DFA:|2 D6||
|:dBd c2B-|Bdf e2c|dcB AFD|EGF E2D|
dBd c2B-|Bdf e2c|dcB AFD|E>FE D3:|
3
X: 3
T: The Lounge Bar
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B,DF E2D-|DFA d2c|BGB AFD|EGF E2D|
B,DF E2D-|DFA d2c|BGB AFD|1 E2D- D3:|2 E2D- DFA||
|:d2d- dcA|F3 FEF|GBd- dcA|E3 EDE|
F2F- FED|B,3 B,A,B,|CDE- EFE|1 D3 DFA:|2 D3 D3||
|:dBd c2B-|Bdf e2c|dcB AcB|AFD E2D|
dBd c2B-|Bdf e2c|dcB AFD|1 E2D- D3:|2 E2D- DFA||
|:d2d- dcA|F3 FEF|GBd- dcA|E3 EDE|
F2F- FED|B,3 B,A,B,|CDE- EFE|1 D3 DFA:|2 D3 D3||
4
X: 4
T: The Lounge Bar
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A,|:B,DF E2D-|DFA d2c|B2B AFD|EGF E2D|
B,DF E2D-|DFA d2c|BGB AFD|1 EFE D2D:|2 EFE DFA||
|:d3 dcA|F3FEF|GBd dcA|E3 EDE|
F3 FED|B,3 B,A,B,|CDE EFE|D3 DFA:|
|:dBd c2B-|Bdf e2A|dcB AcB|AFD E2D|
dBd c2B-|Bdf e2A|dcB AFD|EFE DFA:|
|:d3 dcA|F3FEF|GBd dcA|E3 EDE|
F3 FED|B,3 B,A,B,|CDE EFE|1 D3 DFA:|2 D6||
# Added by Tom L .
5
X: 5
T: The Lounge Bar
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FDF E2D-|DFA d2c|BGB AFD|EGF E2D|
f,DF E2D-|DFA d2c|BGB AFD|1 E2D- D3:|2 E2D- DFA||
d2d- dcA|F3 FEF|GBd- dcA|E3 EDE|
F2F- FED|F3 FEF|GAB- BAG|F3 DFA|
d2d- dcA|F3 FEF|GBd- dcA|E3 ede|
f2f- fed|B3 BAB|cde- efed3||
|:dBd c2B-|Bdf e2c|dcB AcB|AFD E2D|
dBd c2B-|Bdf e2c|dcB AFD|1 E2D- D3:|2 E2D- DFA||
d2d- dcA|F3 FEF|GBd- dcA|E3 EDE|
F2F- FED|F3 FEF|GAB- BAG|F3 DFA|
d2d- dcA|F3 FEF|GBd- dcA|E3 ede|
f2f- fed|B3 BAB|cde- efed3||

Sixteen comments

The Lounge Bar

I learnt this tune at Folkworks this year, from the awesome and legendary Catriona MacDonald. She did tell us who wrote it, but unfortunately, I can’t remember. Another Shetland fiddler, I think. It is apparently named after a pub in Shetland where all the best sessions happen.

Yup, definitely ‘Folkworks’… 😉

Are you insinuating something, Ceolachan?

Composer

This great tune is on Sarah-Jane Summers’ Album ‘Nesta’ and I believe it is written by Annlaug Børsheim

Posted .

This great tune is also on the second Hazelius Hedin album, ‘Sunnan’ (2014). Yes, it was composed by Annlaug Børsheim, a Norwegian folk musician (Hardanger fiddle, guitar, voice).

Re: The Lounge Bar

The composer plays the tune in D major, format: AB AB CB AB CB

Re: The Lounge Bar

This beautiful tune should, I think, be played with a dotted feel and not too fast. Ross Couper and Tom Oakes take it in the mid 90s bpm.

Re: The Lounge Bar

Comparing the score in D with the video, there’s a lot more syncopation going on than is notated. I don’t do ABC but could have a crack at trying to transcribe it. Btw, these 2 were at the Edinburgh & Lothians TMSA "Northern Streams Festival" a few years back, and what a delight it was to have them!

The Lounge Bar, X:3

This is roughly how The Lounge Bar is played in the YouTube linked to above. As Trish mentions, a bit more syncopated than in the other settings.