Wednesday 23 February 2011
Tune of the Day: The Kesh Jig
Traditional Irish jig
This is a very popular Irish jig, and can be heard regularly at sessions. It was made even more popular in 1975 by the Bothy Band, who included it in their first album.
Also known as “Kerrigan's Jig”, this is a good tune for beginners, as it is catchy and swings easily. Once you have learned it well, you can start making it a less simple tune as your skill level rises, by adding ornaments and improvising variations.