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I'm always running across cool Jigs!
I don't go looking for them, they just find me - and like a moth near a flame, I can't resist them!
I know there are others that feel the same, so maybe we can come up with a great collection here! 🤗 Feel free to add your favorites!
This first one is an O'Carolan Jig in Dm "Edward Corcoran" (aka Planxty Corcoran) - the link is sheet music at thesession.org. I'm a long time fan of O'Carolan tunes & this Jig is played by Eliza Carthy & Nancy Kerr - both fabulous English Folk Fiddlers! They also play "Black Joke" (aka Black Joak) - Jig, possibly a Morris tune.
Here's another minor Jig (Am) "Black Whiskey Hill" - literally a 'crooked' tune (6/8 & 9/8), composed by Nick Montemarano, fiddle played by Anna Levitt of Crooked, an Irish/BG/OT band from San Diego! They also play Elzic's Farewell, a Reel in Ador - cool history at thesession.org.
I still love Jackie Roche's Favorite (Thread link)!
It was ridiculously cold yesterday (with snow!), but bright & sunny today!
I'm still working on smoothing out Edward Corcoran, but here's a great jig I'm starting on for this time of year - by Paddy O'Brian, "The Coming of Spring" in Edor!
Here's TWO great Jigs (I only worked on the 1st today), "The Rock on The Clyde", in Em by Bobby MacLeod & "Tommy Mulhaire's" (aka. Rafferty's, Carolan's Fancy, etc...) by Tommy Mulhaire, in Edor - performed by Jayne Pomplas & Luke Deaton!
If you haven't noticed, I like medieval-sounding music and this Jig, "Abbot's Bromley Horn Dance", was a surprise & FUN! Strange old British, end-of-Summer ritual with reindeer horns! Great tutorial by Chris Haigh, in Dm with a dropped G to A drone, but I like the Em version at thesession.org
...can't help but feel better playing a jig - even in a minor key!
Okay, I've got the basic Edward Corcoran memorized, but... then I listened to this played by Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien!
Geez, like there isn't enough going on with this tune already, now I'm obsessed with all these fabulous variations! 😳
REALLY PREFER THE TEMPO IN THIS VIDEO, but even some of this gets a little crazy!
...guess there's no sense in rushin' it.