Jig, G, Traditional Irish
- Audio – Comhaltas: Kesh Jig – from the album Foinn Seisiún Volume 1
- Video – PeakFiddler: Blarney Pilgrim Set – Blarney Pilgrim, The Kesh & Morrison’s Irish Jigs – played on fiddle. (Kesh Jig starts at time 1:38 in this recording.)
- Video – Dulahan Ireland: Connaughtman’s Rambles, Morrison’s and The Kesh jigs – played on fiddle and tenor banjo with rhythm guitar. (Dulahan is the duo of Joe and Adele Green, County Mayo, Ireland. Kesh Jig begins at time 2:05 in this recording.)
Dots (Music Notation)
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
Examples of sets that include this tune.
- Morrison’s Jig Set: Morrison’s Jig (E Dorian) / Kesh Jig (G) / Swallowtail Jig (E Dorian)
- Blarney Pilgrim / Kesh Jig / Connaughtman’s Rambles
- Blarney Pilgrim / Kesh Jig / Morrison’s Jig
- Connaughtman’s Rambles (D) / Mug of Brown Ale (A Dorian) / Kesh Jig (G)
References and Resources
For those who want to dig deeper, here are some other resources.
- More Recordings
- Video – Tunes From Doolin: The Kesh Jig – played on concertina
- Audio – Stephen Ducke: The Kesh Jig – played on tin whistle – From the book Irish Music – 400 Traditional Tunes
- Book – The Portland Collection, Volume 1 – Contra Dance Music in the Pacific Northwest. By Susan Songer with Clyde Curley.
- Book & Audio – Stephen Ducke: Irish Music – 400 Traditional Tunes
- Book – Foinn Seisiún, Volume 1 — Published by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.
- Lesson – TheBanjoBuddy (James Finnegan): The Kesh Jig – tenor banjo tutorial. Video with ABC notation.
- Additional Resources
- Webpage – The Session: The Kesh (Jig) – crowdsourced sheet music, comments, and other information.
- Article – Wikipedia: Kesh, County Fermanagh – a brief article about the village of Kesh