Sheet Music: The Jig of Slurs

TitleThe Jig of Slurs
ComposerGeorge Stewart McLennan (1884–1929)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeG4–A5
Time signature6/8
Tempo116 BPM
Performance time1:10
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2014-10-01
Last updated2014-10-01
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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Tune of the Day: The Jig of Slurs

Scottish pipe tune

This classic Scottish tune is probably the best known composition of George ‘G.S’ McLennan, an Aberdeen piper regarded by many as the greatest composer of ‘light’ music on the Highland bagpipes in the 20th century. Composed in 1910, the tune has been a staple of Scottish music sessions, and many Irish as well, so much so that it occasionally has been called, with just a little derision, the “Jar of Slugs”. It is often paired in sessions with “The Atholl Highlanders”.

Thanks to Ronald for suggesting this tune!