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Kesh Jig (The)

The Kesh Jig is a very common session tune in Irish Traditional Music. I learned it through various sessions, but one memory that sticks out is a session in Gus O’Connor’s Pub with Sean Vaughan and Siobhan Peoples who started the session with “The Kesh Jig”. They had such a great lift and energy.

The Bothy Band recorded an iconic version of this tune on their live album “After Hours”, which is probably the reason why it is such a well-known tune.

X:1
T:Kesh (The)
R:jig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Gmaj
|:G2G GAB|ABA ABd|edd gdd|edB dBA|
GFG GAB|ABA ABd|edd gdB|1 AGF G2D:|2 AGF G2A||
|:B2B dBd|ege dBG|BGB dBG|ABA AGA|
BAB dBd|ege dBd|gfg aga|1 bgf g2d:||

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