Jigs for Ukulele Compilation

Jigs for Ukulele Compilation

A collection of Jigs, speciailly arranged for solo ukulele. Easy to Advanced Level

1.   Irish Washerwoman


"The Irish Washerwoman" is a traditional jig known to have been played throughout Britain & Ireland and in North America. Although usually considered an Irish tune, some scholars claim that it is English in origin, derived from the seventeenth-century tune "Dargason." This jig was incorporated as the first movement of the Irish Suite, a collection of traditional tunes arranged for orchestra by American composer Leroy Anderson in 1946.

Irish Washerwoman

2.   The Tipsy Sailor


"The Tipsy Sailor" is a jig of Scottish origin. In Joseph Lowe's "Collection of Reels, Strathspeys & Jigs" 1844 it appears under the name "The Merry Harriers" where it is attributed to composer William Morrison.

The Tipsy Sailor

3.   The Blarney Pilgrim


"The Blarney Pilgrim," is also known as "Dean Lloyd’s Jig," "Jackson’s Rambles" and Killoughery." It was so popular in the 1970s that some consider it rather hackneyed today. "Blarney" is a reference to the Blarney Stone which, if kissed, is said to bestow the gift of eloquence. The tune appears in a scene featuring Irish dancers in the 1997 hit film "Titanic."

The Blarney Pilgrim

4.   Haste to the Wedding


"Haste to the Wedding" is a jig tune in the English, Scottish and Irish musical traditions. The tune originated during the 18th century, although its original composer is not certain. Written in the standard 8-bar AABB format of Gaelic music, it is traditionally performed on the fiddle, but is a simple tune which can be performed on a variety of instruments, and is frequently adapted for session music. The tune has also been used as the basis for songs, and as musical accompaniment for ceili dances of the same name.

Haste to the Wedding

5.   New Rigged Ship


"New Rigged Ship," also known as "Chapel Hill Serenade," "Coleman Killed His Wife," "Miss Findley's Delight," "Noddin' Boy" and "The Raw Recruit" is a jig popular in Scotland, England and the U.S. It was first written down by Neil Gow in his "Collection of Strathspey Reels" (1784).

New Rigged Ship

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