Up In The Air (Jig)

This is a jig composed by Kevin Burke. Note the variations between the 1st, 3rd, and 5th measure; They can be used interchangably as the performer desires.
Compare with this video of Kevin's performance with Mícheál Ó Domhnaill from sometime in the mid 1980s Up in the Air appears at about the 3:05 mark in the video.

Also note the variation in the second half of B section between the first time through and the second.

McDermott's Handy

Note: While this sheet music is provided for reference and convenience, I would take it as a personal favour if you would find a local musician to teach it to you or a local session where you could hear it played. This will enable you to learn the phrasing and ornamentation for your instrument which generally is not notated here. The best way to learn Irish traditional music is by ear, by listening to and/or learning from a musician experienced in the genre. At the very least, you will want to memorize the tune so that this page would be superfluous. This version is a version that I played at the time I created this page; it may not be the same as the version I currently play, and it may not be the same as the version with which you are familiar. Go raibh maith agat; Thanks!

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