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stupidbodhranplayerwhodoesn'tknowanybetter Origin of verb 'to gig?' (76* d) RE: Origin of verb 'to gig?' 04 Jan 00

There is some speculation that the term "jig" came from an old French term 'gigue' or something like that. I don't know if there is a connection, but to many old folk musicians, dances were their only paid perfomances, therefore would be a "gig". Slan, Rich

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