Jig, Em, traditional Irish
A haunting and beautiful Irish jig.
- Video – Kevin Burke & Cal Scott: The Irish Session Suite 1st Movement – 4 Jigs – White Petticoat/Luck Penny/Cliffs of Moher/Tom Billy’s Jig – from the album Suite (Portland, Oregon)
- Audio – George Penk, Clyde Curley, Susan Songer: The White Petticoat – from the album A Portland Selection 2 (Portland, Oregon)
- Video – Patrick Street: The White Petticoat / The Kerry Jig / Katy Is Waiting – from the album Cornerboys
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.
- Sliabh Russel / Scatter the Mud / The White Petticoat
- The Independent / Lacey’s Jig / The White Petticoat
- The White Petticoat / The Kerry Jig / Katy Is Waiting
- The White Petticoat / Stan Chapman’s / The Miller’s Maggot
References and Resources
For those who want to dig deeper, here are some other resources.
- More Recordings
- Video – Banna De Dhá: Comb Your Hair & Curl It / The White Petticoat / The Black Rogue from the album Band of Two. Banna De Dhá is comprised of Tom Morley & Hazel Ketchum. (The White Petticoat begins at time 1:48 in this recording.)
- Audio – Tim Ball and Sophie Orzechowski: The Independent / Lacey’s Jig/ The White Petticoat – played on fiddle and flute with guitar. From the album Life of Their Own. (Ithaca, New York, USA. The White Petticoat starts at time 2:03 in this recording.)
- Video – Solas: The White Petticoat / Stan Chapman’s / The Miller’s Maggot – from the album Solas
- Book – Susan Songer with Clyde Curley: The Portland Collection, Volume 2 – Contra Dance Music in the Pacific Northwest
- Book & Audio – Stephen Ducke: Irish Music – 400 Traditional Tunes
- Book – O’Neill: Music of Ireland – Francis (Cpt.) O’Neill,1903 (A.k.a., O’Neill’s 1850)
- Lesson – Kevin Burke (Fiddlevideo): The White Petticoat Jig – fiddle lesson video preview. (Full lesson requires subscription to Fiddlevideo.)
- Lesson – Tergal14 Mandolin: Irish mandolin lessons. White Petticoat (jig) – video shows tune played on mandolin, with tab included in video.
- Additional Resources
- Webpage – The Session: The White Petticoat – crowdsourced sheet music, comments, and more.
- Webpage – The Irish Traditional Music Tune Index: White Petticoat – archival information about the tune, curated by Alan Ng.