Sheet Music: Ger the Rigger

TitleGer the Rigger
Alternate titlesJer the Rigger
Jer an Rigéara
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
RangeA4–A5
Time signature2/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2012-09-01
Last updated2012-09-01
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Celtic Music, Hornpipes, Polkas, Reels, Traditional/Folk

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Saturday 1 September 2012

Tune of the Day: Ger the Rigger

Traditional Irish tune

This tune can be set variously as a hornpipe, as a single reel, or as a polka. The title seems to refer to a man, “Ger” (probably short for Gerard, Gervase, or Roger, and therefore pronounced with a soft “G”) or “Jer” (short for Jeremiah), and his occupation. In the construction industry, a “rigger” is a person that specializes in the lifting and moving of extremely large or heavy objects.