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Theme Of The Month, March 2015: Jigs

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By way of giving the old Lachenal Anglo an outing, here are a couple of favorite slip jigs, "A Fig for a Kiss" and "The Rakes of Westmeath."

 

http://youtu.be/G-RG2uarsBQ

 

Bob Michel

Near Philly

 

I always liked A Fig for a Kiss, but never learned it. Maybe I will now!

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Here are two raves from the grave

Sussex Bonny Breast Knot / Hullachan Jig

Two tunes to have fun with.

 

 

https://youtu.be/AXNmIHwnOZk

 

Al :)

 

Really nice, ALan. Especially like the descending bass lines. I'm digging back through memory: you have a 38 button, right? I' thnk I can't quite replicate the bass lines on a 30 button.

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Here are two raves from the grave

Sussex Bonny Breast Knot / Hullachan Jig

Two tunes to have fun with.

 

 

https://youtu.be/AXNmIHwnOZk

 

Al :)

 

Really nice, ALan. Especially like the descending bass lines. I'm digging back through memory: you have a 38 button, right? I' thnk I can't quite replicate the bass lines on a 30 button.

 

All on the push Jim Left hand base notes.

L= Little finger ,R=Ring finger

G - G row® , F- D row (L) ,E- Acc Row ® , D - G row (L) Should all be descending

As you know I use this run quite a lot

Please let me know if this is OK

Al

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Here are two raves from the grave

Sussex Bonny Breast Knot / Hullachan Jig

Two tunes to have fun with.

 

 

https://youtu.be/AXNmIHwnOZk

 

Al :)

 

Very nice Al. The second tune is perhaps more commonly known as 'Tripping Upstairs'. I was thinking of posting a version of it but you beat me to it!

 

Chris

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Thanks Chris

Hang on to it Chris it might be a future Tune of the Month.

Al

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Very nice Al. The second tune is perhaps more commonly known as 'Tripping Upstairs'. I was thinking of posting a version of it but you beat me to it

 

 

Please post yours, anyway. It's not just the one "Tune" of the month that I'd like to hear styled by different players. I would hope that anything that fits under the "Theme" is also fair game. :)

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Here are two raves from the grave

Sussex Bonny Breast Knot / Hullachan Jig

Two tunes to have fun with.

 

 

https://youtu.be/AXNmIHwnOZk

 

Al :)

 

Really nice, ALan. Especially like the descending bass lines. I'm digging back through memory: you have a 38 button, right? I' thnk I can't quite replicate the bass lines on a 30 button.

 

All on the push Jim Left hand base notes.

L= Little finger ,R=Ring finger

G - G row® , F- D row (L) ,E- Acc Row ® , D - G row (L) Should all be descending

As you know I use this run quite a lot

Please let me know if this is OK

Al

 

 

AH...as soon as I tried it I realized what you were doing. Works just fine on 30 buttons. Fun tune!

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And a silly experiment.

 

I wanted to see if I could string together most of the jigs I do for various Northwest Morris clog dances in a single take. What made it hard: they're from different dances, and out of sequence (most Northwest dances use specific medleys, with a repeating chorus tune interspersed with other tunes). And I had no preconceived order - just whatever popped into my head.

 

I think I need some migraine medicine after that experiment.

 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/68325595/C.net%20Tune%20of%20the%20Month/northwest_medley_jb.MP3

 

I'd tell you the tune names, but I can't remember some of them. It starts with the Roman Wall and ends with Oyster Girl. Just before Cock of the North is Glandyfyi, a nice jig by Brian Peters.

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Okay, here's another jig time tune, of what I think is yet another variety. It's an English country dance version (Playford, I think) of the classic "Greensleeves".

Green Sleeves & Yellow Lace

My own arrangement.


Rather rough, and neither the acoustics nor the recording equipment were very good, but I won't disown it.

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Here's a new one, named after a favorite miscreant puppet. At one point the full name was "Mr. Punch's Victory Dance", so imagine him gleefully wielding a stick and prancing about:

 

http://youtu.be/GON5_7WhnOY

 

In the second measure, is that a stick clash, a barking Toby, a crocodile bite, a snapping noose, or maybe even a dropped baby?!?!?

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Here's a new one, named after a favorite miscreant puppet. At one point the full name was "Mr. Punch's Victory Dance", so imagine him gleefully wielding a stick and prancing about:

 

http://youtu.be/GON5_7WhnOY

 

In the second measure, is that a stick clash, a barking Toby, a crocodile bite, a snapping noose, or maybe even a dropped baby?!?!?

 

Good one!

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Here's a new one, named after a favorite miscreant puppet...

 

http://youtu.be/GON5_7WhnOY

 

Good one!. Sounds like it would make a great Morris tune.

 

In the second measure, is that a stick clash, a barking Toby, a crocodile bite, a snapping noose, or maybe even a dropped baby?!?!?

 

Definitely a stick clash Didn't Mr. Punch first learn his moves dancing Morris? ;)

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