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Favorite Jigs

Turtle 03 Nov 00 - 02:40 PM
Ely 03 Nov 00 - 02:42 PM
Jon Freeman 03 Nov 00 - 02:48 PM
Turtle 06 Nov 00 - 02:14 PM
selby 06 Nov 00 - 02:23 PM
GUEST,neil 06 Nov 00 - 08:47 PM
John P 07 Nov 00 - 12:09 AM
Jon W. 07 Nov 00 - 12:54 PM
Jim Krause 07 Nov 00 - 01:54 PM
GUEST,Petr 07 Nov 00 - 03:03 PM
Chanteyranger 07 Nov 00 - 07:08 PM
Turtle 08 Nov 00 - 11:26 AM
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Miken 06 Jan 02 - 06:01 PM
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GUEST,twiz 09 Jan 02 - 10:21 AM
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Subject: Favorite Jigs
From: Turtle
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 02:40 PM

I've enjoyed the "my favorite tunes" threads so much that when I decided it was time to learn a couple of new jigs, I went back to see what other 'catters had recommended. Imagine my surprise (and dismay) when I couldn't unearth a favorite jigs thread.

So what are your favorite jigs, slip jigs, or slides? I'm currently enjoying "Star Above the Garter". I'd especially love to hear about tunes you love to play for dancers, particularly contra dances, and how you medley them with other tunes (and what other tunes).

Thanks, all.

Turtle


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Ely
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 02:42 PM

Always loved "Morrison's". I know everybody plays it and has to listen to it all the time, but I can't help myself.

Also love "Butterfly" ("Red Admiral Butterfly", whatever it's called) and "Haste to the Wedding". Not very creative. I don't know many jigs.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 02:48 PM

Turtle, there was one in the series. Try What's your favourite Jig?

Jon


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Turtle
Date: 06 Nov 00 - 02:14 PM

Thanks, Jon! I thought it had to be there somewhere, but I just couldn't find it.

And Ely, I like Morrison's & The Butterfly, too.

Turtle


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: selby
Date: 06 Nov 00 - 02:23 PM

Jig of Slurs keith


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: GUEST,neil
Date: 06 Nov 00 - 08:47 PM

Just heard a belter called Doctor Gilbert - I think it's a reel. If I get the midi I'll post it


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: John P
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 12:09 AM

The Walls of Liscarroll Jump at the Sun Coleraine Brian O'Lynn The Devil in the Kitchen Arthur Darley's


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Jon W.
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 12:54 PM

The Kesh jig definitely. Also Merrily Kissed the Quaker. And Out on the Ocean. Actually I don't think I've ever heard a jig I've disliked.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Jim Krause
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 01:54 PM

Well, here in the midwest, there isn't too much differentiation between various jigs, slip, fall-down, or otherwise. Two of my favorites are "New Rigg'd Ship" and "Protestant Boys."


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: GUEST,Petr
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 03:03 PM

Im in a Charlie Lennon phase now and really love his tunes. My most favourite jig in a long time and one of my fave fiddle tunes ever has to be the Handsome Young Maids (or Maidens). Ive played it at sessions and have seen people who werent listening at all stop their conversations and listen. Its a beautiful tune. In A. I will try to post the ABC if i can find it or put it together.

Next on the list would have to be Christy Barrys jigs 1 & 2 (one fiddle player around here calls them the trendy jigs - I believe they were composed by Christy Barry from Chicago)

Then the Cuil Aodha Jig (Coolea)also in A. Boys of the Town (or Boys of Milltown, or Milltown jig) Rose in the Heather. High Part of the Road. Blooming Meadows (similar in structure to High Part of the Road) Kerfunten Jig (misspelled on Martin Hayes album as Kerfunken) Paddy fahys jig (I dont know many people who play this one but I found it in Pete Coopers Irish player instruction book) and have taught it to a number of musicians in Vancouver. Humours of Ennistymon. Bride's Favourite. Chicago Jig (or Dusty Windowsill - this tune is supposedly based on Kansas'Dust in the Wind and the title refers to the windowsill in the YMCA in Chicago and its composed by a Chicago musician whose name escapes me now. I also like Liz Carrolls Out on the Road jig (on her Liz Carroll album - tribute to her dog)

Anyway thats all for now. Petr


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 07:08 PM

Irish: Helvic Head/Trip To Killarney/Con Cassidy's/Dusty Millar/James Byrne's/Katie's Fancy/Kerfunten.

Scottish: Lt. Maguire's/Paddy's Leather Breeches/Barbara's Jig/The Curlew/Troy's Wedding.

Guest Petr, I've got to hear Handsome Young Maids/Maidens. Any chance of supplying a GIF format version? Is it on a CD? With a recommendation like that, it sounds like "must hear" tune.

-chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Turtle
Date: 08 Nov 00 - 11:26 AM

Let me put in my vote for Handsome Young Maids/Maidens too, Guest Petr. It sounds like a tune I should know.

Turtle


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: GUEST,Petr
Date: 08 Nov 00 - 12:55 PM

ok, and Im not a guest but here goes this is the abc text I should point out that this is slightly different than the version I play and that is published in Charlie Lennon's tunebook.(I will try to edit and post that) This version I found in JCs tunefinder (Im not really versed in html so heres the link) http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/abc/FindTune.html under Handsome Young Lasses

you can get in a number of formats including gif , midi, abc etc. (I have already edited the cBA in the first bar to ceA) X: 122 T: Handsome Young Lasses I: Handsome Young Lasses J-52 A jig Set 35 C: J-52 M: 6/8 Z: Transcribed to abc by Mary Lou Knack R: jig % %staffwidth 12.5cm Q: 3/8=100 K: A "A"aed ceA| cde aga| "E"bee dee| Bee bag| "A"aed ceA| cde aga| "E"bee dee|1 BAG "A"A2e:|2 "E"BAG "A"A2|] B| "A"c2A ABc| "D"dcd "E"fed| "A"cAc aec| "E"B2f fed| "A"c2A ABc| "D"dcd "E"fed| "A"ece "D"fed| "E"cdB "A"A2BB| "A"c2A ABc| "D"dcd "E"fed| "A"cAc aec| "E"B2f fed| "A"c2A ABc| "D"dcd "E"fed| "A"ece "D"fef| "E"gfg bag|] %%text 9/1/98. Set 35


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: GUEST,Mosey
Date: 06 Jan 02 - 05:09 PM

Could someone possibly post the ABC notation for the tune The Butterfly? I absolutely love it and can't find it locally. Thanks - you'd be making my day.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Miken
Date: 06 Jan 02 - 06:01 PM

GUEST,neil; Dr. Gilbert's is one of my favorites too. It's also known, I think, as "Dispute at the Crossroads". Also Like the familiar Pigeon on the Gate, Mountain Road, and Lad O'Beirn's.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Miken
Date: 06 Jan 02 - 06:06 PM

Woops, sorry, those are reels.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Sorcha
Date: 06 Jan 02 - 06:22 PM

Mosey, here is a whole page of choices for The Butterfly. If you click on the GIF, you get sheet music. Then, click on MIDI and when the player comes up, minimize it and you can watch the sheet music while you listen to the tune.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: GUEST,Al
Date: 06 Jan 02 - 08:10 PM

I just learned Dr. Humphrie's Jig. Got it from Costa and Campbell, who got it from Ed Halley. It sounds simple but is real tricky. It is played fast so as to sound like it is in 2, but it's really a jig.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Robin2
Date: 06 Jan 02 - 08:40 PM

i really like this one! It is the The Nefarious Jig, composed by Louisvillian John Woodard. Give it a try!

T:THE NEFARIOUS JIG
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:1/8=220
C:John Woodard
S:Drowsy Maggie, Louisvile, Ky
R:Jig
Z:Paul Kinder
K:Dm
dcd cAc|AGA FGD|dcd cAc|d^de Ac^c|!
dcd cAc|AGA FGD|FGG GFC|DA,B, G,2 G,:|!
FGG GFC|DA,B, C2 C|FGG GFC|DA,B, G,2 G,|!
FGG GFC|DA,B, C2 C|FGG GFC|DA,B, G,A,B,|!
G,2 G,2 A,B,|C2 C2 B,A,|G,2 G,2 A,B,|CB,A, G,A,B,!
G,2 G,2 A,B,|C2 C2 B,A,|G,2 G,2 A,B,|CB,A, G,A,B,||!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 06 Jan 02 - 11:01 PM

Right now, I'm fond of "Grace Hays' Delight" from the Gow collection, which I medley with "Mrs. Drummond of Perth's Delight" two really nice jigs.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Gillie
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 09:04 AM

Kemp's Jig is good


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Aidan Crossey
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 09:54 AM

One of my favoourite jigs is "Pay The Reckoning".

In fact it's so good I used the title for my website!

Pay The Reckoning

Sorry ... a gratuitous piece of self-puffery, but what the hell!

(It IS a bloody good tune - wrap your ears around Planxty's set "East at Glendart/Bryan O'Lynn/Pay The Reckoning".)


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Aidan Crossey
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 09:57 AM

But ... Gratuitous self-puffery would be more effective if I spelt correctly!!!!!

Pay The Reckoning (corrected blue clicky)


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: 8_Pints
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 04:37 PM

"The Rock in the Mountain", played by the HouseBand.

Not been able to find the tune in midi or manuscript form anywhere.

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 04:56 PM

The Irish reel "Star Of Munster" makes a great jig! Try it in jig time.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: michaelr
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 05:58 PM

My absolute favorite jig is The Gold Ring. It has six or seven parts, depending on whose arrangement. Check out Donal Lunny's version!


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: mooman
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 06:18 PM

The Kid on the Mountain and Banish Misfortune (or as we've once or twice been asked by the inebriated...The Kid on the Mountain Bike and Varnish Me Foreskin!)

mooman


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 07:03 PM

Blarney Pilgrim, Tatter Jack Walsh, Banish Misfortune, A Haste to the Bedding (yuk,yuk),Swaggering Jig, Merrily Kissed the Quaker...basically the ones I know how to play. f


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 07:15 PM

Blarney Pilgrim/My Darling Asleep, Banish Misfortune/Gillian's Apple's (a la the Chieftans) O'Farrell's Welcome to Limerick (possibly the best 9/8 tune ever penned), and my all-time, tear-the-house-down, drink all the beer and play-all-night favorite...Pull The Blade and Stick it in Again.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Jim Krause
Date: 08 Jan 02 - 01:16 PM

  • Garyowen
  • Jefferson and Liberty (aka "Gobby-O")
  • Hundred Pipers
  • The Campbells Are Coming
  • New Rigg'd Ship
  • Protestant Boys (aka "Lilliburlero")
  • Irish Washerwoman (really!)

That's about all I can think of off the top of my head. It's a shame no one plays jigs around here but me. Most folks are under the mistaken opinion, I think, that jigs are played solely by New England, French Canadian, or Irish bands. A self fulfilling prophecy, I suspect.
Jim


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Mike Byers
Date: 09 Jan 02 - 07:31 AM

Lately I've been playing Kitty McGee, Top of the Cork Road and Rory O'More. Drops of Brandy (slip jig) is a good one, too but I admit it's giving me fits.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: mooman
Date: 09 Jan 02 - 08:20 AM

The Gander in the Pratie Hole (otherwise known as the Pratie in the Gander Hole) and The Queen of the Rushes are two further favourites.

mooman


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Aidan Crossey
Date: 09 Jan 02 - 08:25 AM

The Drops of Brandy ... now there's a tune that lends itself to playing (on my favoured instrument, the mandolin, in any event) equally easily in D, G and A and each key change means that its execution is just that wee bit different. (I've been known to play this tune for a good half an hour occasionally - entering some weird trance-like state after a bit. Same goes for Out On The Ocean, which I heard Paddy Keenan alternate between G and A. I only play it in G, but love the tune so much that I've often got stuck in a loop when playing it.)

Surprised not to see mention here of The Kerry Jig and The Ballintore Fancy ... two single jigs which make the hairs on the back of my neck rise.

Finally for this post ... anyone familiar with the medley of jigs and slides which brings the first track of Ron Kavana's "Coming Days" album to a close? Very string-driven and very stirring ... I can't remember all of the tunes and their order, not having the CD in front of me as I write, but Daniel O'Connell is in there as is Saddle The Pony, Merrily Kiss The Quaker, Annie Mulligan, The Kinnegad Slashers and a few more.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: GUEST,twiz
Date: 09 Jan 02 - 10:21 AM

Petr mentioned Christy Barry's set. They are my favourite jigs of the moment. Kevin Crawford (Lunasa) plays them on some album or other (Gentle Breeze I think). They work wonderfully on the whistle. I wonder if they were written specifically for pennywhistle??

Dave.


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: gnu
Date: 09 Jan 02 - 06:51 PM

Anyone know where I can get a recording of Garryowen with the words actually sung to the tune ? I know the tune. I've never heard it actually sung. I would really like to hear it sung... belay that... I NEED to hear it sung !! PLEASE !!! ANYONE ???


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Molly Malone
Date: 10 Jan 02 - 05:16 PM

Banish Misfortune/Kesh/Swallowtail...

Or if you can do Kesh at the end you can always go into Couldn't Have Come at a Better Time...dancers tend to get a little cornfused sometimes..."Lyrics? There's not supposed to be lyrics in our Haymakers Jig!"


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 10 Jan 02 - 07:51 PM

Its Great to see all these Names of wonderful jigs .. If I could put names together with tunes I would be in better shape! I do Love "Kick the world before me". (slip jig) <>><>><> "The Americans" "Dutch Buggers" "Jefferson & Liberty"( All from the note books of the female acadamy in my town from 1803 !!! )"Elsey Marley"ANd I just learned Mannish Missfortune in DADGAD on the guitar. Its great there if anyone wants to try it.. All the best , Guy
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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: Jim Krause
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 01:03 PM

Gnu: Click Here for the lyrics to Garryowen. The only recording I know of that is a vocal arrangement is by the 97th Regimental String Band from St. Petersburg FL.
Jim


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Subject: RE: Favorite Jigs
From: GUEST,Stuart MacDonald
Date: 15 Sep 05 - 07:08 AM

Galician Jig or Braes of mellinish


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