The Mug of Brown Ale

Traditional Irish Jig, A Dorian
TrailJams Tune of the Week for September 2, 2021; January 8, 2023

The Mug of Brown Ale. Jig, A Dorian. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together January 8, 2023. Illustration copyright 2021, 2022 Jonathan Lay.

A popular session tune and a popular session beverage.


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 The Mug of Brown Ale, traditional Irish Jig in A Dorian. Arrangement: Jonathan Lay.
Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 70bpm
Moderate tempo 90bpm


  • Connaughtman’s Rambles (D) / Mug of Brown Ale (A Dorian)  / Kesh Jig (G)
  • Out on the Ocean (G) / Mug of Brown Ale (A Dorian)
  • Mug of Brown Ale / Leg of the Duck / Munster Buttermilk

References and Resources

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