Haste to the Wedding

Jig, D, Traditional Irish
TrailJams Tune of the Week for April 17, 2022

TrailJams Tune of the Week. Traditional Irish Jig. Haste to the Wedding. Play it together April 17, 2022. (Antique image of man and woman on tandem bicycle.)

This tune might be the most requested of Irish tunes for weddings. It is a popular session tune, and is also played for contra, English, and Scottish dances. In contra dance there is a tradition of all of the dancers clapping a two-beat “clap-clap” in the B part of the tune.


Dots (Music Notation)

Sheet music for Haste to the Wedding. Traditional Irish Jig. Key of D. Arranged by Jonathan Lay 4/11/2022. Chords for Haste to the Wedding. trailjams.org

As always for traditional tunes, the musical notation and chords do not indicate the “right” way to play the tune, but are a useful reference.

Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 70bpm
Moderate tempo 90bpm


Examples of sets that include this tune.

References and Resources

For those who want to dig deeper, here are some other resources.