Ten New 48 Bar Jigs – Digital Sheet Music


Digital pdf sheet music for a collection of newly composed 48 bar jigs.


Digital pdf sheet music for a collection of ten newly composed 48 bar jigs.

You will receive pdf sheet music and demo recordings.

I wrote these tunes because every ceilidh band I’ve ever played in has had a shortage of these three part jigs relative to the number of dances that used them.

As ceilidh tunes are usually played together in sets of two or more, I’ve kept this in mind while writing them and they were composed in pairs with the intention of forming sets. The intended sets are:

The Spruce in September / Larchwork
The Relentless / Chartreusey
Lost in Prague II / Underground Mint Fence
It Doesn’t Work Like That / Send More Tea
Hardened Snails / The Road to Argleton


* pdf scores of the melody for each tune, with chords, in treble clef
* pdf scores of the melody (treble clef) and a bassline (bass clef) for each tune, with chords
* demo recordings of each tune played all the way through

The tunes fit on instruments with the same range as a violin in first position – they’re suitable for (obviously) violin, also mandolin, tenor banjo, accordion, concertina and more chromatically-inclined melodeons (e.g. some of it’s in G minor).

The bass parts were written for bass guitar/double bass, but would probably work on cello too although maybe not quite as comfortably.

NEW: I now have a transposed version of this set of tunes available for viola, which you can get here.
Read more about these jig and hear the demo recordings online here.