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Irish Washerwoman

A traditional Irish jig.

PUBLISHED: Oct 1, 2011 • UPDATED: Aug 1, 2018 • VIEWS: 23 • LESSON CODE: UL411

Instruments: ukulele ANY Subjects: repertoiretraditionalfiddleirish

The Irish Washerwoman is a traditional Irish jig whose melody is familiar to many people in the British Isles and North America. It repeats its refrain several times, sometimes by gradually increasing in tempo until being played very fast before coming to a sudden stop. The tune has lyrics, but is typically rendered as an instrumental. It is one of the melodies played when Scottish highland dancers dance a Scottish dance to the tune of an Irish Jig.

Irish fiddle tune arranged for ukulele in low "G" C tuning.

Irish Washerwomen - UkeStock 2008 Performance from Curt Sheller on Vimeo.

This song, in its simplest form can be played with three chords. These are the I, IV, and V or V7 chords in a major key. In the example here they are: G C and D7 or D, shown in C Tuning, High or Low G.


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Irish Washerwomen - Lead Sheet
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

Traditional Irish tune arrange for ukulele in low G, C tuning. Standard music notation and ukulele TAB.

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Irish Washerwomen - UkeStock 2008 Performance

The Irish Washerwoman is a traditional Irish jig whose melody is familiar to many people in the British Isles and North America.[1] It repeats its refrain several times, sometimes by gradually increasing in tempo until being played very fast before coming to a sudden stop. The tune has lyrics, but is typically rendered as an instrumental. It is one of the melodies played when Scottish highland dancers dance a Scottish dance to the tune of an Irish Jig.

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Irish Washerwomen - 2009 New York Uke Fest

A short improv on Irish Washerwomen with variations. Record at the 2009 New York Uke Fest, May 31 at The Gershwin Hotel.

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