The 9th Of July jig

Also known as Sean Ryan’s.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The 9th Of July has been added to 33 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The 9th Of July
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|: G | Add cec | AGE DCA, | A,DE FEF |c=Bc GEC |
Ddd cec | AGE DCA, |A,DE FEF | GEC D2 :|
|: G | Ade ~f3 |gfg afd | c=Bc ecc | gcc edc |
Ade ~f3 |gfg afd | c=Bc AGE | EDC D2 :|

Three comments

Sean Ryan Strikes Again…

My last posting had me going back through "The Hidden Ireland", where I found this lovely jig (directly underneath "A Thousand Farewells" on the page, which is already in the tune database here). So it would appear that I’m now on a Sean Ryan "kick", so I’ll just roll with it. It’s in the relatively rare (for jigs, anyway) key of D minor/ D dorian, which makes it all the more appealing (unless you’re a fluter/whistler/etc.). There’s one small adjustment I find myself making in the melody, though. It occurs in the transition between measures 2 & 3 and where the same phrases repeat at measures 6 & 7. Rather than slavishly following what’s on the page, I change the last note of measures 3 & 6 to a low "G"; I find it accentuates the upward movement of the phrase in the next measures nicely. The Phrase(s) would go thus:

AGE DCG, | A,DE FEF |

So you can copy & paste that in & give it a whirl. Let me know what you think- and as always, enjoy!

Key

seems like D minor if it has a Bb in the key signature. D dorian is the key of C

Being in need of some D minor tunes to play on my C/C# and in starting my search this was the first tune for me to try and I like it so thank you jaychoons for posting it. I am playing it as it comes and at a very steady pace.

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