Jig, D, Traditional Irish
A sweet traditional Irish jig, popular in Irish sessions and for contra dances.
- Audio – Fiddlehead: My Darling Asleep / Tenpenny Bit / Tobin’s Favorite – from the album Fiddlehead (Olympia, Washington, USA)
- Audio – Comhaltas: My Darling Asleep – from the album Foinn Seisiún Volume 1, published by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
- Video – Shane Farrell (Traditional Irish Music): My Darling Asleep Jig – played on tenor banjo
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.
- My Darling Asleep / Out on the Ocean / Moon and Seven Stars
- My Darling Asleep / Munster Buttermilk / Tobin’s Favorite
- Connaughtman’s Rambles / My Darling Asleep
References and Resources
For those who want to dig deeper, here are some other resources.
- More Recordings
- Audio – Stephen Ducke: My Darling Asleep (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 – Foinn Seisiún, Volume 1 — Published by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.
- Book – Stephen Ducke: Irish Music 400 Traditional Tunes
- Book – 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes, by Dave Mallinson (Mally Productions), with accompanying audio tracks.
- Book – Complete Irish Fiddle Player, by Peter Cooper (Mel Bay Publications) – with accompanying audio tracks.
- Book – Gary Coover: 75 Irish Session Tunes for Anglo Concertina (Rollston Press). One of a series of Anglo concertina tune books by this author. Available as a printed book a e-book.
- Lesson – MandoLessons (Baron Collins-Hill): My Darling Asleep – taught on mandolin, with video, play-along tracks and sheet music
- Lesson – Claire Shirey: My Darling’s Asleep Concertina Tutorial – video tutorial for concertina
- Lesson – TheBanjoBuddy: My Darling’s Asleep (With ABCs) – Traditional Irish Music Tutorial by James Finnegan – video tutorial for tenor banjo
- Additional Resources
- Webpage – North Atlantic Tune List: My Darling Asleep – sheet music, ABC notation, audio, video, and other tune information