The Independent jig

By Billy McComiskey

Also known as Michael Anderson’s.

There are 23 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Independent has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Independent has been added to 50 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The Independent
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DB,A, DFA|BdA BAF|BAF dAF|~E3 EDB,|
DB,A, DFA|BdA BAF|BAF dAF|1 EDC D2A,:|2 EDC D3||
d2e fed|B2A BAF|BAF dAF|EBE EFA|
Bde fed|BdA BAF|BAF dAF|EDC D3|
d2e fed|BdA BAF|BAF dAF|EBE EDB,|
DB,A, DFA|BdA BAF|BAF dAF|EDC D3||
2
X: 2
T: The Independent
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BA|GED GBd|egd ege|edB gdB|~A3 ABA|
GED GBd|egd ege|edB gdB|AGF G:|
Bd|g2a bag|e2d ege|edB gdB|~A3 ABd|
g2a bag|e2d ege|edB gdB|AGF GBd|
g2a bag|e2d ege|edB gdB|~A3 ABA|
GED GBd|egd ege|edB gdB|AGF G||
3
X: 3
T: The Independent
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DCD EFD|FAd BAF|BAF dAF|EFE EDB,|
DB,A, DFA|~B3 BAF|BAF dAF|1 EDC D2A,:|2 EDC DFA||
~d3 efd|B/c/dB BAF|BAF dAF|EFE EFA|
~d3 efd|B/c/dB BAF|BAF dAF|EDC DFA|
~d3 efd|B/c/dB BAF|BAF dAF|EFE EDB,|
DB,A, DFA|~B3 BAF|BAF dAF|EDC D2A||
~d3 efd|afd e/f/ge|edB AFA|BAF EFE||
4
X: 4
T: The Independent
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A,|DCD FED|FAd BAF|BAF dAF|EFE EDB,|
DB,A, DFA|BdB BAF|BAF dAF|EDC D2:|
A|dcd fed|BdB BAF|BAF dAF|EFE EFA|
dcd fed|BdB BAF|BAF dAF|EDC DFA|
dcd fed|afd ege|fdB AFA|BAF EFE|
DB,A, DFA|BdB BAF|BAF dAF|EDC D2||

Seven comments

Recorded by Dervish in "The Boys of Sligo". It’s the second tune in the suite call Eddie Kelly’s

Anderson’s

Cracking jig from the new Daimh album, "Diversions". They play in in the D but tuned up a semi-tone to Eb. I’ve submitted it in the most session friendly key for the tune.

First tune here…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pdKOTd0KyE

It’s trad…

The Independent Jig

X: 1
T: The Independent
C: Billy McComiskey
D: Makin’ the Rounds (1981)
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
DCD EFD|FAd BAF|BAF dAF|EFE EDB,|
DB,A, DFA|~B3 BAF|BAF dAF|1 EDC D2A,:|2 EDC DFA||
~d3 efd|B/c/dB BAF|BAF dAF|EFE EFA|
~d3 efd|B/c/dB BAF|BAF dAF|EDC DFA|
~d3 efd|B/c/dB BAF|BAF dAF|EFE EDB,|
DB,A, DFA|~B3 BAF|BAF dAF|EDC D2A||

Variation for bars 9-12 of the B-part is as follows:

~d3 efd|afd e/f/ge|edB AFA|BAF EFE|

Owenmore ceili band version

From "Owenmore ceili band" by Owenmore ceili band, track 5, 1st tune.
In the cover inside my MC is wrongly titled as "Bartons reel".

Re: The Independent

From the insert accompanying "Makin’ The Rounds" by Billy McComiskey [ 1981 ] :
Track #2 [ jigs ] - "The Independent / Rabbit In The Field".
"These are two tunes I made up myself. I wrote the first while taking the Independent Line subway home from work in New York about 10 years ago. I played it once or twice for Paddy O’Brien of Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. He played it back to me and suggested the variations included here".

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