Sheet Music: The Kesh Jig

TitleThe Kesh Jig
Alternate titlesKerrigan's Jig
The Kincora
The Castle
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeD4–B5
Time signature6/8
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2011-02-23
Last updated2011-02-23
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.1 (relatively unpopular)
Categories
Celtic Music, Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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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.