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What's your favourite jig?

Marion 22 Sep 00 - 12:22 AM
Jon Freeman 22 Sep 00 - 12:33 AM
Rich(bodhránai gan ciall) 22 Sep 00 - 12:42 AM
Kara 22 Sep 00 - 02:30 AM
bill\sables 22 Sep 00 - 04:08 AM
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DonMeixner 22 Sep 00 - 11:02 AM
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Noreen 22 Sep 00 - 11:28 AM
Lady McMoo 22 Sep 00 - 11:30 AM
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Subject: What's your favourite jig?
From: Marion
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 12:22 AM

This is meant to be a sister thread to "What's your favourite... REEL?"; I enjoyed getting ideas from it on new tunes to learn.

Favourite jigs of mine are: Calliope House, Irish Washerwoman, Tipperty's Jean, Lilting Banshee, Haste to the Wedding, Scatter the Mud.

Honourable mention: Auntie Mary, which was my first real tune and definitely the easiest Celtic dance tune I know of.

Favourite slipjig: Rocky Road to Dublin.

Marion


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 12:33 AM

I'm tempted to say Jayne's Jig is my favourite but... trying to think of a few of my favourites...

How about I nominate the Swedish Jig? or maybe Grainne's Jig (which I think - mcmoo may correct me - is also known as Tommy Peoples Jig) or Tripping Upstairs? ...

Jon

(who's had a few to drink tonight)


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 12:42 AM

I like Calliope House, partly because it's a hot tune and partly because it was written for the house of George Balderose here in Pittsburgh. It is a great place and the birthplace of the Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, of whom I've been involved with for a good number of years. And who just brought in Altan tonight for me! Which brings me to another favorite jig. The King of the Pipers, although Ciaran Curran is off this tour due to an injury, which unfortunately removes this fine tune from their reperetoire for the time being. Another really good on is An Cailleach na Airgid (The hag with the money). It's also the tune of the song 'Sí do Mhaimeo which is where the jig gets its name.

Rich


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Kara
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 02:30 AM


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: bill\sables
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 04:08 AM

My favourite jig has to be Knights of St. Patrick. I first heard it played by John Carey the fiddler who used to play in Shananikins Ceilidh Band with catters Sam Pirt, Eric Symonds and myself. John always enjoyed playing this jig and when he died earlier this year, we kept playing it but changed the name to John Cary's Favourite.


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: GUEST,Roberto
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 10:33 AM

My favourite JIGS: The Scotsman over the Border (Paddy Killoran's version); Morrison's Jig (James Morrisons' version above all, but he used another title I can't remember); The Old Favourite (Martin Hayes' version); The Geese in the Bog (Molloy-Keane-O'Flynn's); Tell Her I Am and Up Sligo in Michael Coleman's versions; The Carraroe Jig (Joe Cooley's and Martin Hayes'); Out on the Ocean; Paddy Fahey's (Mairtin Byrnes'); Bundle and Go. Roberto


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Mark Clark
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 10:43 AM

I'm not really up on jigs so I don't have a long list to pick from. Still, assuming it's a jig and not some other technical form, "Merrily Kiss The Quaker" is a tune I've always liked pretty well.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: DonMeixner
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 11:02 AM

I prefer a Hog Daddy Black and Green Flourescent Leech with two Colorado spinners for Large Mouth. And depending on the time of year and the depth of the water, A Really Big Swedish Pimple with a shot of WD 40 ( Best for Cod). A smaller SP for Walleyes.

Don


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: mousethief
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 11:22 AM

Can anyone tell me in words I might understand (I do read music) the difference between a jig and a slip-jig?

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Noreen
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 11:28 AM

Mark good choice- 'Merrily kiss...' is a jig but a member of the subset called slides. If you want to know more, I'll drag up an old thread about it- unless Fionn is around to explain! *BG*


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Lady McMoo
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 11:30 AM

Yes Alex:

Jig 6/8 time Slip Jig 9/8 time

mcmoo


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Mark Clark
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 11:35 AM

As I'm sure DonMeixner can confirm, a slip jig is usually one with a floating head thraded on a sinker so that it can float up from the bottom and not be confined by the weight. <g>

      - Mark

(Sorry. I tried to post this in the thread name game thread but it kept erroring out on me and I am not responsible enough just to let it go.)


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: mousethief
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 11:36 AM

A waltz in compound time?

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Noreen
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 11:42 AM

As promised, and for Alex:

Noreen


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Noreen
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 11:52 AM

No, that was not meant to happen! Here it is: What is a slip jig? and the earlier one with stuff about slides is Format of Celtic fiddle tunes

HTH

Noreen


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Midchuck
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 12:42 PM

1) Garryowen

2) The Irish Washerwoman...

McTavish is dead and his brother don't know it,
The brother is dead and McTavish don't know it.
They're both of them dead in the very same bed,
And neither one knows that the other is dead!

With the level of political correctness on this list, I'm surprised no one has yet suggested that we have to find a new term for tunes in 6/8 or 9/8 time.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: mousethief
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 12:49 PM

Then there's the Bullwinkle version of the Irish washerwoman (sung by Bullwinkle who is playing a waiter, and is asked about the Irish Stew):

Oh the taters are old and the meat is a fright
Everything is left over from Saturday Night
We chop it all up, throw it into a pot
And tell you it's real Irish Stew that we've got.

(While dancing a jig, of course.)

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Melani
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 12:51 PM

"Calliope House" is my favorite tune of all time, period. And thanks to Malcolm Douglas and chanteyranger, I can now actually play it.


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 02:10 PM

the Pipe on the Hob is a good one. Jug of Slugs (Jig of Slurs) is a lot of fun. And a really bizzare one that a like is Arthur Darley's Swedish Jig.

Slán,
Rich


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 02:17 PM

The Swedish Jig is bizarre is it Rich - I've always wondered how to describe it - it is certainly different!

I didn't mention Caliope House before as it had just been mentioned but it is another of my favourites as are the Knights of St Patrick and the Jig of Slurs.

Jon


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Barbara
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 03:17 PM

You can tell a slip jig (9/8) from a regular jig (6/8) because all the pickup guitar players quit on the first time through. (Slip jigs end on a down beat if you are playing boom-chuck, and they mystify the hell out of rhythm instrumentalists unfamiliar with them).
My favorite jig is the slip jig "Another Jig'll Do".
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Jed at Work
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 03:25 PM

I'm with Don Meixner and Mark Clark on this one. Actually I'll use any jig with at least two treble hooks!


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: harpgirl
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 05:33 PM

...I like the Jig of Slurs, too.


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 06:01 PM

All this thought of Jigs has had me playing around on the guitar for the last hour. I can't get this tune out of my head now. Can any one give it a title? It is driving me nuts.

Jon


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: GUEST,mrs_zezam
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 10:21 PM

Marion, thanks for saying "Aunt Mary" -- I was not familiar, but found it at JC's... my niece will like it! (Mary-Guest)


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 10:41 PM

I love the slip jig "Kick the world before You" and can never get "Elsie Marley" off my plate as well.. I do love the north of England for dance music.. All the best , Guy


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 11:51 PM

Scottish: Lieutenant Maguire's, Paddy's Leather Breeches, The Jig Of Slurs. Irish: James Byrne's (slip jig), Katie's Fancy, Helvic Head, Trip To Killarney, Whelan's Old Sow, The Kerfunken Jig (It also goes by another name - can't think of it. Martin Hayes recorded it as "The Kerfunken Jig").


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Mark Clark
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 12:09 AM

Noreen, I found your explanation of slip jigs over in the thread you linked on the format of Celtic fiddle tunes. Thanks, it was very helpful. I'm not a folk dancer so describing the dance doesn't do much for me but describing the difference in performance helps.

Thanks,

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 12:24 AM

For slipjigs, I like Barney Brallaghan, Kid on the Mountain, and the Foxhunter's , to name a few. And perhaps someone here could shed some light on another one. In the Bothy Band's Kesh Jig set, there is a slip jig after the Kesh that I thought was Give Us a Drink of Water. A friend of mine told me that Give Us ... is the title of the first reel after the slipjig and the slipjig just isn't labeled. Anyone able to shed some light on the subject?
Thanks in advance,
Rich


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 12:30 AM

Rich, I have just searched on John Chamber's site and Give Us A Dirnk of Water is the slip jig that follows the Kesh Jig. If I can find my tape, I will see if I can find the name of the reel that follows. I remember the set well but other than the Kesh could not have given names.

Jon


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 12:46 AM

I can't find my tape but I have visited CD Now who list the 3rd tune as Famous Ballymote.

Jon


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 12:57 AM

Go raibh maith agat , a Jon


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: The Shambles
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 07:50 AM

Yes, King of the Pipers.


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: gillymor
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 08:08 AM

Tatter Jack Walsh, A Haste to the Wedding and I also like Pipe on the Hob. Swaggering Jig as well and just to CMA chartruse or white or chartruse and white 1/4 0z. bucktails for snook and Cotee leadheads with chartruse or root beer Mr. Wiffle swirltails attached for sea trout and redfish.

Dave


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: GUEST,Tanner
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 08:39 AM

_MORRISON'S!!!_ 100%! Any tempo!


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: JedMarum
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 10:52 AM

We've just worked up a medley of a jig and a reel. It's a very unusual and interesting combination but it works out very well. Damned if I can remember the names, right now - but sounds great on the fiddle!

Guinnesschik, help me out here ...


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Jeri
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 11:16 AM

Jon, you're playing Coleraine.

No Banish Misfortune yet? (MIDI and Dots in GIF) It's one of the first tunes I learned, and I never get tired of playing it.

This site has been mentioned numerous times, but if anyone wants to hear some of these tunes, try JC's Tunefinder. You can type in the tune name, click on search, and when the tunes come up, click on the midi (M) and have a listen. You can also get the dots in GIF (G) and other formats.


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Jeri
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 11:24 AM

Jon and Jed (and everyone else who has ever said "Well, do you know this one? Can't think of the name, but it goes 'deedle dee dum dee'...") - do you think that playing tunes does something bad to the memory? Have you ever met a diddley player who could remember titles?

I have a tunebook (can't recall which one) that has a tune in it called "I Don't Recall the Name." Apparently the author was tired of the same people continually asking what the tune titles were.


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: JedMarum
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 11:46 AM

lol@jeri - I'm afraid it's a common problem with me. I've been learning so many songs of late, it seems the last thing I do is remember their names!


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Kara
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 11:50 AM

The long note
Frieze britches
THe gold ring slip jig
yes I like the long ones


Kara


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: GUEST,(where's my cookie?)guinnesschik
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 11:59 AM

Jed, they're called "The Kesh Jig" and "Mrs.McCleod's Reel." It's fun to watch the dancers switch gears!


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: The Shambles
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 12:36 PM

Yes Frieze Britches. I like the long ones too.


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Susan A-R
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 02:00 PM

Cliffs of Mohr is a new one for me. banish Misfortune, Smash the Windows


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 02:34 PM

I'm not sure what it is Jeri but apart from there being so many of them, they have no words to give you a clue as to what the title may be. Another factor is that you don't necessirally learn them for a source that knows the words or get the chance to ask for the name. Sometimes as with Colraine for me, I haven't even got a clue where I learned it...

Seing Pipe on the Hob and Cliffs of Moher have been mentioned, I like playing them as a set. As for Banish Misfortune, I have a feeling I nominated it as my least favourite tune in a recent thread. Like Jeri, I learned it early on but did tire of it.

Jon


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Ely
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 03:19 PM

I'm not very imaginative--Morrison's and the Red Admiral Butterfly. I know they've pretty much been played to death.


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 03:33 PM

May favourite set is Getting upstairs into Tar Road to Sligo - try it!


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Jeri
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 05:28 PM

Jon, somebody re-did Cliffs of Moher as a hornpipe, and called it Clips of Mower.

Jon, you have a point about the source not knowing the name. I've learned a bunch of tunes in our session, and I don't have a clue what the names are, because they don't announce 'em, just play 'em.


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: GUEST,Ben
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 07:09 PM

I like Jig of Slurs, Kesh, and Foxhunters, any words for the last one?

Ben


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 07:30 PM

Ely, don't call yourself unimaginative. I don't know the Red Admiral Butterfly and I think Morrisons is a good tune - it was just that more or less having to play it weekly got too much for me.

Jeri, how many times have you been in a session and asked the person who led the tune or someone who knows it well "what was the last one called?" and they look over to someone else, have a short discussion and the answer comes back, "Well it could be The Geese in the Bog, or it might be The Bank of Turf... I'm not sure to be honest with you"?

Jon


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Jeri
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 07:38 PM

They do throw out names that it "could be." Other people say, "No, it's not that one" until they give up or find a name than no one argues about. I've known some people to just give a tune a name when they can't think of the original name.

I'm not making this up: there a few more jigs I'd love to share with y'all, but I CAN'T REMEMBER THE STINKIN' NAMES! Sorry.


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: hesperis
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 12:26 AM

Swallowtail Jig.

But that's the only one I know, and now I'm going to have to look all these up, and see if my friend and I can play 'em!


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: DanMulligan
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 12:42 AM

"the Lark In The Morning" is my favorite ... "The Butterfly" is my favorite slip jig. They are both very pretty and light sounding I think.

I also must say that I enjoy every other jig mentioned here. (with the exception of "the Washerwoman"...it is so overplayed around St. Pats day isn't it?) Dan


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Noreen
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 11:18 AM

Yes Shambles, the long ones suit you- keep the knees covered! :0)

Noreen

BTW Good tune!


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: The Shambles
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 11:42 AM

I did mean the long jigs, not the britches! *Smiles*


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: The Shambles
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 11:48 AM

King of the Pipers MP3 by Cianan.


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: The Shambles
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 11:56 AM

Frieze Britches MP3 by Nolan Patrick.


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: The Shambles
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 12:01 PM

If you click MP3 and put the tune title in the search box, You may be able to hear a version of it.


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 12:19 PM

A few more that deserve mention:

The Mist-Covered Mountain
Scatter the Mud
Tom Billy's Jig
Behind the Haystack

There's tons of jigs going through my head right now but the names escape me on a lot of them. I believe the Merrily Kissed the Quaker's Wife (A couple of times we played Merrily in combination with Haystack so that we could announce the title as Merrily Kissed the Quaker's Wife Behind The Haystack), but apart from Merrily, does anyone have any faverite slides? I like the second of the "Dan O'Keefe's Slides" recorded on Padraig O'Keefe and Julia Clifford's "Star above the Garter", for one.


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: The Shambles
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 02:44 PM

Kathleen O' Herir.


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 03:09 PM

I have to agree with Shambles on that selection.

Jon


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 03:32 PM

Shambles or Jon - do you have the dots for that, or a MIDI? (Can't find it at JC's Tunefinder.) Ta!


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 04:00 PM

It is there Jeri as Kathleen Hehir's Slide. I just searched for "Kathleen".

Jon


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 04:02 PM

Haven't heard it (at least under that name)
Rich


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 04:59 PM

Thanks Jon!


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 03:21 PM

Never heard of Calliope House before. Luckily there are 47 matches in JC's tunefinder.


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 04 Nov 00 - 01:14 PM

There's one called Port Seán Seosamh (John Joseph's Jig) that I've also heard labeled as Old Joe's Jig. It was confusing til I realized that if you left out the fada in Seán it would be sean (old) and it's one of the few adjectives that appears before the subject in Irish. (ie; seanbhean, seanduine) Besides demonstrating the importance of punctuation, it's just really a cool tune.

Thanks for bringing this thread back.

Slán,
Rich


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: The Shambles
Date: 04 Nov 00 - 03:15 PM

Given that these tunes can be known by many titles, it may be a good idea to provide a link in this thread to enable folk to hear the tune you like?

Maybe those that know how to do this can find sound files for the tiles mentioned so far?


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: Ely
Date: 05 Nov 00 - 01:38 PM

Is "Black Nag" a jig or a hornpipe? (I have a terrible time telling the two apart because the strum is the same on the dulcimer and I don't like playing rhythm guitar with Irish music). Always liked it, but I can't tell if it's 6/8 or 2/4.


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Subject: RE: What's your favourite jig?
From: GUEST,Cedar
Date: 23 Jul 11 - 09:34 PM

Pretty sure it's some kind of jig - it's in 12/8, so I think that makes it a single jig.


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