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.


Sheet Music

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


Examples of sets that include this tune.

References and Resources

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