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Title: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Clive Williams on May 31, 2014, 10:38:10 PM
At Pikey's excellent suggestion, a nice simple theme this month, jigs. we've had 32 bar jigs and 48 bar jig themes, but this month we open it up to *anything*. 32 bar jigs, 48 bar jigs, 29.5 bar jigs, fast jigs, slow jigs, Morris jigs, anything.

Have a good one; let's see how we do! I'd like to politely encourage everyone to have a go, even if you don't think you're very good, or that your effort could be better. Well, in answer to the first point, you're better than you think you are, and there are always interesting things to be picked up from any video, regardless of ability - little things you're doing that you're not even aware of which others will find interesting and pickup on. And in answer to the second point, yes, of course it can always be better, but as a chap I used to work with me said to me in one of his wiser moments, the perfect is the enemy of the good! A good (or even a bit rough) recording is a thousand times better than a perfect effort that is never quite finished and recorded.

So... Off you go;let's see if we can get a good healthy number of contribs this month...

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Lester on May 31, 2014, 10:45:06 PM
How's about:

Weasel in the Grass (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-47-weasel-in-grass.htm)

or

Zuppa Inglese (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-83-zuppa-inglese.html)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: pikey on June 01, 2014, 09:28:50 AM
My favourite, Mrs Grace Bowies jig

https://soundcloud.com/kevin-holland-7/mrs-grace-bowie-jig

Plus my own Osbornes mistake

http://youtu.be/z6KMxLIpfsI


And Tiger Smiths

http://youtu.be/bPh80jY8nqQ
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Steve_freereeder on June 01, 2014, 09:39:46 AM
It's a bit of an old recording but here's one of me playing Walter Bulwer's version of 'Off She Goes'. It's a quirky tune which has a single 9/8 bar at the start of the B-music. Serious melodeon face as usual...

The video was made by Darren (Dazbo) of this forum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xmxTh9aa9c
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on June 01, 2014, 11:45:50 AM
http://youtu.be/iq5xcuyeBNk

Melodeon 'dedic' tuned by Martyn White

All the best

Bill
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: OrchardAshley90 on June 01, 2014, 12:13:52 PM
my first tune of the month post… couple of jigs!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BkajHS8Zqc

Ash
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Peter Savage on June 01, 2014, 06:54:58 PM
https://soundcloud.com/peter-savage/suspended-slip-jig-11-apr-13

Suspended Slip Jig written by Julian Sutton.  One of my favourite tunes to play, but very hard to play completely clean (for me anyway!). 
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: forrest on June 02, 2014, 01:29:15 AM
Really enjoyed that slip-jig, Pete!  (:)  Added that to my must learn list, which is getting longer every day. Here's one I decided to record, first heard this back in the '70's being played on the harp by Alan Stivell (I was an aspiring harper back then). It's a chance to record my D/G Castagnari Lilly, and also to try out a pair of new microphones. The Lilly is coming along, certain things can be played more quickly, but sometimes I get stymied by the closeness of the buttons and then things go astray. Here is Morrison's Jig (https://soundcloud.com/for-rest-1/morrisons-jig-on-dg-lilly)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Lester on June 02, 2014, 08:22:10 AM
Jack Robinson as a jig. (https://soundcloud.com/alison-10/jack-robinson-jig)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Andrew Wigglesworth on June 02, 2014, 11:40:44 AM
Two recordings in one day .. what have you done Clive?   :o    :||:

Tiger Smith's Jig / Willie Atkinson's Favourite (http://files.andrew-wigglesworth.co.uk/melnet/2014/02-06-14-tiger-smiths_willie-atkinsons-favourite.ogg)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Andrew Wigglesworth on June 02, 2014, 12:23:19 PM
Here we go again, a couple of Slides (complete with mistakes and slightly mad speed as instructed by Clive), must go out now ...

Kathleen O'Hehir's slide and one I can't remember the name of. (http://files.andrew-wigglesworth.co.uk/melnet/2014/02-06-14-slides-kathleen-ohehirs_unknown.ogg)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Rees on June 02, 2014, 01:19:40 PM
How's about:

[

Zuppa Inglese (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-83-zuppa-inglese.html)

A bit wrong at the end of the C part there Lester. Your version seems to add an extra half bar to the 48 bars.
Here's how it should be: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04N851Uuffc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04N851Uuffc)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: matt vrs on June 03, 2014, 10:53:36 PM
Two recordings in one day ..
May I ask, what format are your sound files in Andy?  I've often wondered what you sound like and I approve of off the cuff recordings but my annoyingly over prescriptive handheld devices are stopping me listening, I need to look for a workaround.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Andrew Wigglesworth on June 03, 2014, 11:43:13 PM
Two recordings in one day ..
May I ask, what format are your sound files in Andy?  I've often wondered what you sound like and I approve of off the cuff recordings but my annoyingly over prescriptive handheld devices are stopping me listening, I need to look for a workaround.  Thank you.

Ah, maybe you've been spared, just as I've been spared from listening to anything on Soundcloud ...

Um, serious answer  ::)

The format is Ogg Vorbis (http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/playogg/en/), pretty straightforward to play on a full computer these days, but some devices (usually older ones since newer, or generic, ones seem to cope even if their advertising/instructions don't mention it) don't play them.

Anyway, just for you, I've relented (slightly ... harumph ...  ;) ) and uploaded mp3 versions as well. The mp3s are at a lower bitrate than the Ogg Vorbis files, 128kbps, and at a constant bitrate since I believe that will make them as compatible as possible with recalcitrant hardware.

Where are the files? Just replace .ogg at the end of the file name with .mp3 when downloading (or streaming) and you'll get them.

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Robin Parson on June 04, 2014, 07:50:18 AM
Here's mine (with plenty of mistakes!)


Mike Flanagan's / John Kimmel's / Fanning's


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT5DwssaCco&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: robotmay on June 04, 2014, 02:10:24 PM
Bah, turns out I can't play jigs when it comes to recording them, but I did manage to scrape together a half decent attempt at Jenny Pluck Pears:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFqz-Mcbw1E

I want to do more with the basses but I've not really figured out what yet. I'm fed up of trying to record anything better today though, so that'll have to do ;D
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: robotmay on June 04, 2014, 06:12:19 PM
Had a slightly more successful evening and managed a quick bash through Atherfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhnYWZulszs
I learnt it with lots of row crossing originally and I think I want to relearn it more on the row to get some funkier rhythm going, or otherwise improve my pacing anyway.

YouTube has also been entertaining me today by stabilising these videos, which makes for a really weird effect where the melodeon doesn't really move much. Found the button to turn it off now though ::)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: boxcall on June 04, 2014, 08:18:50 PM
this is becoming one of my favorites( the first one ) black rogue Amix and swallowtail Edor I think.
disclaimer I bashed my thumb at work so I'm having trouble with keyboard and I'm not that good to begin with!
sorry about my rogue appearance ;D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI1O6Nzas8Q&list=UUG5npaukzvO6Oh6WhgEvsNw

my first tune of the month post… couple of jigs!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BkajHS8Zqc

Ash
nicely done!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: pikey on June 04, 2014, 10:30:19 PM
Some more :

Tiger Smiths, often known as Oscar Woods, played as Oscar played it, not the Rod Stradling version that is usually played. Spot the incredible syncopation, Oscars invention, not mine.

http://youtu.be/bPh80jY8nqQ

The Ampleforth Sword Dance tune aka Lass of Dallowgill

http://youtu.be/PmszlQW6hf8

A different version of Lass of Dallowgill from North Skelton via George Tremain, followed by Bean Setters Morris dance tune :

http://youtu.be/6xbefESOp7w

Old Woman Tossed up in a Blanket:

http://youtu.be/jbvCETrgrS8

Dearest Dickie:

http://youtu.be/Glh6Fl6mp30

And finally (for now), Woodland Flowers (Alexander Prince version) and Bob Cann's Uncle Jim's

http://youtu.be/TZGPFQBvsiw

As you can tell, I love jigs  ;)



Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: OrchardAshley90 on June 04, 2014, 10:54:14 PM
Thanks Boxcall ok heres another one! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8m3Ic-JA60

And maybe one more…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvtg-hqsZg4
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: pikey on June 04, 2014, 11:09:07 PM
my first tune of the month post… couple of jigs!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BkajHS8Zqc

Ash

Brilliant Ash. How do you play so smoothly ? I love it.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: pikey on June 04, 2014, 11:14:35 PM
Thanks Boxcall ok heres another one! :D

And maybe one more…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvtg-hqsZg4

The first tune is a variant of Bonny Dundee, the second is a variant of the Atholl Highlanders.

Cracking playing, very much like the late great Bob Cann.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: OrchardAshley90 on June 04, 2014, 11:25:53 PM
Thanks pikey! I guess that what happens when you live by dartmoor!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: pikey on June 04, 2014, 11:34:22 PM
Lol ! I must try and coincide a holiday trip with the South Zeal session :-)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: GPS on June 05, 2014, 05:45:36 AM
The Ampleforth Sword Dance tune aka Lass of Dallowgill

Now I know that as Ampleforth aka The Old Wife of Coverdale.

Graham
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Anahata on June 05, 2014, 08:06:42 AM
The Ampleforth Sword Dance tune aka Lass of Dallowgill

Now I know that as Ampleforth aka The Old Wife of Coverdale.

Graham

Maybe she was a few years older by the time you met her.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: robotmay on June 05, 2014, 10:54:15 AM
On a bit of a Playford binge at the moment, after I saw the rather lovely early music band 'The Carnival Band' a week or so ago, which put me on to more Playford tunes I hadn't come across before.

Here's my attempt at Cuckolds All A Row: https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/cuckolds-all-a-row
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: GPS on June 05, 2014, 01:48:45 PM
The Ampleforth Sword Dance tune aka Lass of Dallowgill

Now I know that as Ampleforth aka The Old Wife of Coverdale.

Graham

Maybe she was a few years older by the time you met her.

Could be - I wonder if she finally became The Hag With The Money.....
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: boxcall on June 05, 2014, 07:53:38 PM
Tatter Jack Walsh on a Baldoni bros. D/C# LLMM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkchzsY9qH0
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: OrchardAshley90 on June 05, 2014, 08:09:25 PM
well done boxcall! I completely forgot about that tune! I'm gonna give it a whirl now!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: sqwzboxstudent on June 05, 2014, 08:33:31 PM
heres a few jigs i havent played for ages, excuse the mistakes :)

http://youtu.be/tYihmQutyw8
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: boxcall on June 05, 2014, 08:42:19 PM
well done boxcall! I completely forgot about that tune! I'm gonna give it a whirl now!
thanks, It's a great tune and one that lets me use a C nat. now that I've got it.
the version I'm playing is from Jerry O'brien's tutor book.
Michael
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: boxcall on June 05, 2014, 08:51:29 PM
nice playing Tommy!
I know the name of the last tune as one hundred pipers do you have the other.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: sqwzboxstudent on June 05, 2014, 09:02:04 PM
Ta boxcall, the first is either uncles jig or family jig, the second is from bob cann, under the name uncle georges jig
thanks mate   :D
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: boxcall on June 06, 2014, 04:09:43 PM
kesh jig on the Baldoni
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvXuAH_AGtw
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: boxcall on June 09, 2014, 03:41:02 PM
took a hack at this one ;)   Butcher's march
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glPdW8-DB-8&list=UUG5npaukzvO6Oh6WhgEvsNw
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: robotmay on June 11, 2014, 10:47:42 AM
Another tune on the subject of Cuckolds (there seems to be rather a lot of them), this time on the Pokerwork:

Room for Cuckolds: https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/room-for-cuckolds
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Jackhumphreys on June 14, 2014, 12:51:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxSNEwUS_-I

An italian one (from  the italian theme of the month).  Sounds like a jig to me.
Does anyone know the name? maybe if you have kept the Ciapa rusa Sleeve.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: RogerT on June 14, 2014, 09:58:55 PM
took a hack at this one ;)   Butcher's march
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glPdW8-DB-8&list=UUG5npaukzvO6Oh6WhgEvsNw

Hey, v nice. What is the box you are playing?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Clive Williams on June 15, 2014, 11:25:24 PM
Here we are folks; 2 jigs in G on the Hohner Lucia.

http://youtu.be/BchM2hzpQxM

The first is Like Pretty Birds, a Shaker tune uncovered from William Coulter and Barry Phillips albums of Shaker music; the second the Conversational Jig (as opposed to Controversial, Conservational, Confrontational, or whatever other variation you can think of!) and was written by me, a couple of days ago. I like the A music, not sure about the B music, but for now it will do...

Enjoy,

Clive
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: pikey on June 16, 2014, 05:41:46 PM
Here's a new tune. I heard Chris Parkinson play it in a session at Whitby last year, and it's been my ear worm ever since !! It's a Belgian bagpipe tune, title unknown.

It's the first tune I've learned to play in A minor, so please excuse the odd fluff.


http://youtu.be/eYxy7uevcBs

It's a cracking tune !!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: pikey on June 16, 2014, 05:46:39 PM
Followed by an old traditional favourite, Off She Goes.

This is the standard B part, not the unusual one that is sometimes played.

http://youtu.be/HPOHsKg3xlc
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Andrew Wigglesworth on June 16, 2014, 07:46:53 PM
... and couple more.

Boanopstekker (http://files.andrew-wigglesworth.co.uk/melnet/2014/16-06-14-boanopstekker--one-row.ogg). A Dutch dance and tune, turned into an English 48 bar jig. I learnt this tune by osmosis so to speak never having heard it played by a Dutch person until very recently. It's pretty much the same it seems, except they play it in 32 bars, AABC.

Scattery Island (http://files.andrew-wigglesworth.co.uk/melnet/2014/16-06-14-scattery-island.ogg). A modern Irish tune taken for a bit of a romp I suppose. I wouldn't play it quite like this for a dance, or if I was in an Irish session. Still, a good tune for a bit of a romp as well  (:)

PS. for those requiring mp3 files (boo hissss  >:E ) for their intractable portable audio players, just replace the .ogg with .mp3 for a "compatible" though lower spec file.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: boxcall on June 17, 2014, 03:25:12 AM
took a hack at this one ;)   Butcher's march
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glPdW8-DB-8&list=UUG5npaukzvO6Oh6WhgEvsNw

Hey, v nice. What is the box you are playing?
Thanks, It's a Beltuna one row.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Ollie on June 17, 2014, 11:47:28 AM
Here's the White Joak, a tune which bears more than a passing resemblance to the Fieldtown morris tune Old Marlborough.

https://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/the-white-joak
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Mike Carney on June 17, 2014, 12:50:02 PM
Here's the White Joak, a tune which bears more than a passing resemblance to the Fieldtown morris tune Old Marlborough.

https://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/the-white-joak
A real delight. Inspiring!
Mike
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: robotmay on June 17, 2014, 01:32:33 PM
Working through my list of tunes to learn after hearing them at a session on Saturday, managed a half-decent recording of The Plane Tree: https://soundcloud.com/robotmay/the-plane-tree
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Peter Savage on June 17, 2014, 05:50:30 PM
Here's the White Joak, a tune which bears more than a passing resemblance to the Fieldtown morris tune Old Marlborough.

https://soundcloud.com/olliekingbox/the-white-joak

Great bounce Ollie!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Ellisteph on June 18, 2014, 10:58:50 PM
Here's my contribution to the jigs theme. Both from the Joshua Jackson collection, they have longer B parts than A parts. Why this should be the case is a cause for extensive conjecture on The Session site. I just like them as they are.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysv4CuB8Gmc&list=UUdZHt0iER2BZXOlJxWwulBA
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: AndyShear on June 21, 2014, 08:13:43 PM
Here's a thing I let slip from my fingers while trying to record Morrison's Jig
I think Jump at the Sun is a jig .....sorry if not

http://youtu.be/20Ee28Hikk0

Joyous Solstice all
Andy
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: jbesser on June 21, 2014, 09:09:41 PM
Here are two jigs I play for my Northwest Morris ladies - but on concertina; a relative newcomer to melodeon, I'm still not confident enough to play much for them on the accordion.  But these are two jigs that I honestly think work much better on melodeon.

https://soundcloud.com/concertinist/romanwallperfectcuremp3mp3

I believe the tunes are The Roman Wall and The Perfect Cure.  Played on a Dino Baffetti Black Pearl Special D/G.

As a melodeon neophyte, I'd be grateful for any feedback and useful suggestions!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Pete Dunk on June 22, 2014, 11:26:39 PM
As a melodeon neophyte, I'd be grateful for any feedback and useful suggestions!

Jim, your playing is very good indeed and I would offer the following as a comment only, certainly not as a criticism, of which I have none.

This is very well played indeed but if you wanted to play in the English style you would have to make it decidedly punchier particularly with the left hand. Emphasise the lumpy 1-2 beat of the jig instead of smoothing it out. Minor point and I hope it doesn't offend!

Pete
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: jbesser on June 23, 2014, 01:43:40 AM
As a melodeon neophyte, I'd be grateful for any feedback and useful suggestions!

Jim, your playing is very good indeed and I would offer the following as a comment only, certainly not as a criticism, of which I have none.

This is very well played indeed but if you wanted to play in the English style you would have to make it decidedly punchier particularly with the left hand. Emphasise the lumpy 1-2 beat of the jig instead of smoothing it out. Minor point and I hope it doesn't offend!

Pete

No offense at all - you're right. I usually play this on concertina for the clog dancers, with a lot more punch; on melodeon, I'm still paying more attention to hitting the right notes than to emphasis. 

Useful feedback that I will factor into my next attempt!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Ollie on June 23, 2014, 01:52:18 AM
This is very well played indeed but if you wanted to play in the English style you would have to make it decidedly punchier particularly with the left hand. Emphasise the lumpy 1-2 beat of the jig instead of smoothing it out. Minor point and I hope it doesn't offend!

So, who's going to tell Tony Hall?  ::)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: GPS on June 23, 2014, 04:07:26 PM
This is a bit of a cheat as it's a tune from a CD recorded a good while back now, but it is me playing the box, honest!! I have a bit of spare time this week so I'll try to post something fresh before the weekend.

https://soundcloud.com/mrkoilani/the-lancashire-witches (https://soundcloud.com/mrkoilani/the-lancashire-witches)

Graham
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Pete Dunk on June 23, 2014, 07:52:38 PM
So, who's going to tell Tony Hall?  ::)

Players like Tony Hall don't need to follow any style, they make the style!

Edit:typo!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: AndyShear on June 23, 2014, 09:22:56 PM
Here's a quick splash of Morrison's Jig

http://youtu.be/P2FyN7799iQ

Andy
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Theo on June 24, 2014, 07:36:52 AM
This is very well played indeed but if you wanted to play in the English style you would have to make it decidedly punchier particularly with the left hand. Emphasise the lumpy 1-2 beat of the jig instead of smoothing it out. Minor point and I hope it doesn't offend!

Since it's not a southern English tune, but is from Northumberland I think your playing style is spot on.  Would fit in perfectly round these parts.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: smiley on June 24, 2014, 12:58:49 PM
Here's a couple of traditional Australian jigs that are often played for bush dances - Frog Puddles and the Girls of Ivory.
http://youtu.be/m3xdz5mVM4A (http://youtu.be/m3xdz5mVM4A)

Frog Puddles was written for a 1901 pantomime and I was interested to see how the original piano score (available online at http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an4829090) was turned into a very danceable jig. It's such a simple tune but is great fun to play. Both tunes really suit a one-row 4-stopper in the 'people's key' of C. Lacking one of those beasties, I had to make do with the C row on my C/F Erica.

I don't know much about the second tune and wouldn't be surprised if it turns out to be a variant of a tune from the 'old country'. Given half a chance they might even get an airing at a session in England sometime soon...



Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Spikey on June 27, 2014, 02:40:04 AM
A version of The Kesh Jig, learnt from Tim Edey's 'Irish Style DG' DVD - I must have watched it too many times as I still hear Tim calling out the chords when I play it (:)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuZ-SxYoaPQ&feature=youtu.be

It seems odd that this doesn't sound like the speed a jig should be for dancing, I don't know if it is because this was a tutoring type speed and he would normally play it a lot faster, but I quite like his slowed down version.  A good excuse for why I haven't mastered the speed needed for Irish sessions too.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: StupidFingers on June 30, 2014, 10:51:57 PM
I haven't done this (or much else) for a while now, so here's a jig from "The Great Nothern Tune Book" that I have only been able to find one recording of.  Apparently, I do not have any access to listen to it online, so I have had no point of reference as to how it should be best played, which means I'm probably going too fast with all the wrong bass notes!  I've also got to work out how to end a tune properly as pretty much all I've got at the moment is "just stop playing" and it is just plain awkward sounding on this tune.

Anyhow, this is "Seeking the Galloway" played on my latest acquisition, along with the usual collection of mistakes...

http://youtu.be/Ur07VmJdJDw
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Anahata on July 01, 2014, 12:02:44 AM
Last minute:

http://youtu.be/7UKLzpExI70

Two Jigs from John Clare: The Burdett and Sadlor's Baloon[sic]
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Anahata on July 01, 2014, 12:08:51 AM
And finally...
When it's finished uploading: The Random Jigg : http://youtu.be/uRRv3teICJ8

Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Clive Williams on July 01, 2014, 12:31:44 AM
Hurrah for the late burst of recordings - excellent! Time to move onto a new theme; late entries as ever, just plug them on the end of this thread.
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Mcgrooger on July 01, 2014, 01:13:05 PM
Oops - slightly beyond 'last minute'.  I wanted to give my newly acquired 4 stop an airing though so put up this hasty straight to camera vid.  I got the box from Martyn. It's not new, is German but has hardly been played since new hence the bellows are still stiff.  Add that to the fact that I've never played a 4 stop in the past and that I've not properly got to grips with the scales for these toons on this box and you won't be surprised by the result.  I didn't even edit off the fumbling about at the beginning.  :|bl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfkCz8gcb_w
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Mike Carney on July 06, 2014, 06:16:32 PM
This one only a few days late!!
Thanks to Ollie for sharing it - this is my effort

https://soundcloud.com/oysterboy6/white-joak

Mike :||:
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: OrchardAshley90 on July 06, 2014, 06:19:52 PM
As not being a member on melnet all that long not contributed to many tunes of the month so i will add one here if i may :)

Not long (last week or so) learnt the tune mind the mistakes and needs to be tighter but enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O3T3_pI7zw
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: OrchardAshley90 on July 06, 2014, 06:24:13 PM
bugger! was ment to be on the waltzes thread!!

sorry folks!
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for June 2014: Jigs
Post by: Pat. on July 06, 2014, 07:06:28 PM
Well played .