McHugh’s Jig (aka “John McHugh’s” or “Kevin McHugh’s”) is a very common session tune here in Doolin, and all over Ireland. I learned it at one of the Super Sunday sessions in O’Connor’s Pub with Noel O’Donoghue, Sean Vaughan and Hugh Healy.
It is part of one of my favourite sets, which is associated with the Kilfenora Ceili Band, and consists of “Sweet Marie” (aka “Parnell’s March”), another jig/slide (can’t remember the name!) and finishes with “John McHugh’s”.
I recorded a simple version of this tune on Tunes From Doolin’s YouTube Channel, you can have a look below!
|:B2d ded|B2A G2B|AGE DEG|AGE DEG|
B2d ded|BAB GAB|AGE DEG|AGF G2A:||
|:B2B GAB|c2c ABc|B2G F2G|ABc d2d|
BcB GAB|cec BdB|AGE DEG|AGF G2A:||