The 9th Of July jig

Also known as Sean Ryan’s.

There are 90 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Nightingale (a few times), The Piper’s Chair (a few times), Rosemary Lane (a few times) and The Silver Spire (a few times).

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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