Morrison’s Jig

Jig, E Dorian, Irish traditional, Attributed to Maurice Carmody
Also known as Maurice Carmody’s Favourite

Morrison's Jig. Illustration copyright 2023 Jonathan Lay.

This tune is named for Sligo-born fiddler James Morrison (1893-1947), who recorded and popularized the tune. Morrison is said to have learned the tune from his friend Maurice Carmody, who may be its author.


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.

Sheet music and chords for Morrison's Jig in E Dorian. Traditional Irish, attributed to Maurice Carmody. Arrangement by Jonathan Lay.
Play from the Dots
Very slow tempo 50bpm
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.