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I'm looking for a good, marchy - not bouncy - English jig for a dance set.

The tune currently used is Atholl Highlanders, which I don't like much. Any suggestions?

Doesn't have to be a 4 part tune like Atholl, a normal aa/bb structure will work.

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I'm looking for a good, marchy - not bouncy - English jig

How about the 'Seven Stars'?

 

http://abcnotation.c...d/jigs.txt/0279

 

Know it well, and that could work.

It's an odd dance and i have to figure out the tune configuration

 

Hey, we're coming over to England in the summer to dance for 2 weeks, hope we can get together (and Alan, too!)

 

 

 

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Well, the "Hairpin Bend" is a cute tune. It is from the Kilfenora Ceili Band, and is likely a reference to the road leading to Ballyvaughan. It also appears in my oppinion to be a brass band march that settled into that area of Clare from the English Army mappers.

 

http://www.thesession.org/tunes/display/1712

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Seven Stars is a great tune, but (just as an alternative) what about Captain Leno's ...

 

X:12

T:Captain Leno's

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Jig

Z:Steve Mansfield 1998

K:G

G2B d2d | gfe d3 | cdc BcB | ABA B2G | G2B d2d | gfe d3 |

cdc BcB | ABA G3 :: B3 B3 | BAB c3 | B2c d2c |

B2 A B2 G | B3 B3 | BAB c3 | B2 g dBG | ABA G3 :|

 

 

 

(edited to fix abc formatting)

Edited by Steve Mansfield

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I just read your post, immediately also thought of Seven Stars, scrolled down to see that suggestion... so I guess you have 2 votes now.

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Hows about the Cumberland Reel?

 

X: 1

P: Cumberland Reel

R: jig

M: 6/8

L: 1/8

K: D

|: A \

| "D"f2e d2c | "G"d2B "D"A2F | "Em"G>FG "A7"EFG | "D"F2G A2A \

| "G"B2G d2B | "D"A2F d2d | "A7"c>de ABc | "D"d3- d2 :|

d/e/ \

| "D"f2f f2d/e/ | f2f fde | "Bm"f2f g2f | "Em"~e2e "A7"e2c \

| "Bm"d2d d2B/c/ | d2d dBc | "E7"d2B e2d | "A7"c2B ABc ||

y2 \

| "D"d2d "A7"cBA | "G"B2c "D"d2A | "D"d>ed "A7"cBA | "G"B2c "D"d2f \

| "A7"~e2e ~e2e | ~e2e efg | "(D)"a2A "A7"ABc | "D"d3- d2 |]

 

Chris

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Major Mackey's Jig, John of Paris, off She Goes, Bob Cann's Hot Punch and Uncle's Jig. Garryowen and Monty Python Tune, Nellie the Elephant

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My brain quit functioning about an hour ago so I can't think of titles, but check out the many 6/8 "pipe marches" that exist in the Scottish tradition. That's the source of Atholl Highlanders and Hundred Pipers, but there are many many more that you might find more interesting. Try Jack Campin's site for some possible tunes.

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My brain quit functioning about an hour ago so I can't think of titles, but check out the many 6/8 "pipe marches" that exist in the Scottish tradition. That's the source of Atholl Highlanders and Hundred Pipers, but there are many many more that you might find more interesting. Try Jack Campin's site for some possible tunes.

 

"The military set" : Cock of the North, 100 pipers, Garryowen

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How about any of the old marches played for two-steps, such as Liberty Bell (Sousa) or Blaze Away.

Or the old Reginald Dixon favourite, "I do like to be beside the seaside".

 

In Scotland, dances such as the Military Two-Step and the Boston Two-Step are very popular, and there's lots of tunes written for them.

One of my favourites is "The Ornithologist", written by Freeland Barbour.

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How about any of the old marches played for two-steps, such as Liberty Bell (Sousa) or Blaze Away.

Or the old Reginald Dixon favourite, "I do like to be beside the seaside".

 

In Scotland, dances such as the Military Two-Step and the Boston Two-Step are very popular, and there's lots of tunes written for them.

One of my favourites is "The Ornithologist", written by Freeland Barbour.

 

Well what about a foxtrot (quick march, clearly...); 'Hors D'oevre' by David Corner! Available as a Stanley arrangement from the ICA library.

 

Any relation?

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Well what about a foxtrot (quick march, clearly...); 'Hors D'oevre' by David Corner! Available as a Stanley arrangement from the ICA library.

 

Any relation?

Look closer, it's C o m e r, not C o r n e r.

It's a common mistake, reading rn as m, and I once heard that this type of mistake is called a minim error.

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Any of Willie Taylors jigs would fit the bill: Alistair J Simm, Snowy Monday, Roland and Cynthia Taylor, and some others.

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And of course, Lemonville (is it Canadian?) and The Quarryman (is it Scottish?)

 

If you aren't frightened by minor keys, Teddy Bears Picnic

 

If you want the punters to sing along -

 

Hello, Hello, Whos your lady friend

Lets all go down the Strand

Fall in and follow me

Man who stole the bank at Monte Carlo

I do like to be beside the seaside

Ive got a lovely bunch of coconuts (I had to inhibit Bracken Rigg musicians' enthusiasm for shouting out BIG ONES!!)

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How about "Eastwell Park", as played by Andy Turner on Anglo International? It's 6/8, with a good English pedigree from c.1748.

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