Subject: Jigs

96 entries.

Adam's Jig

A jig by Jack Hayes. (1915?-1995?) Jack was a fiddler, square dance caller and composer who lived in Toronto for many years although I believe he may have originally hailed from northwest of the city in the Halton area. Although I played regularly with Ja...

A Portuguese Air

A jig or quickstep from the John Buttrey Manuscript - Circa 1800

Ashley's Hornpipe

From the Buttrey Manuscript - Circa 1800 I'm not sure why he calls this 6/8 tune a hornpipe. It looks like a jig to me. There are a number of "Ashley" tunes in this manuscript. I'm not sure who Ashley might have been, but I have my suspicions. The tune ...

A Trip To Ireland

A jig or quick march from the John Buttrey Manuscript. I haven't located this tune in any other sources yet. Saskia Tomkins plys a couple of different takes on this tune in the sound file linked below.

Aunt May's Canadian Jig

This tune is sometimes called "Aunt Mary's Canadian Jig" and seems to be almost better known in the UK than it is here at the moment. This version comes from a binder of tunes that was used by Grenville Hall, a fiddler from the Muskoka area.

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