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Author:  Aldwyn [ Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Song That Can Be an Air and a Reel or Jig

Hey folks!

I really love the way it sounds when a piper goes from an air to a jig in the same tune.

With that in mind, I am looking for a fairly easy tune (I am a newbie... only playing since Feb) which can be played both as an air as well as a jig or reel. My target is, the same song that sounds good slow, and can then played double or triple time for the jig/reel part and also sound good.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Author:  benoit trémolières [ Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Song That Can Be an Air and a Reel or Jig

There's many tunes existing both as a reel or a jig, but I never noticed one with a slow air version.

Author:  oleorezinator [ Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Song That Can Be an Air and a Reel or Jig

This one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_GxP_zWmSs
Then the 2nd tune here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4znYb46GHE.
or these.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=328wZ5jo_G8

Author:  benhall.1 [ Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Song That Can Be an Air and a Reel or Jig

oleorezinator wrote:

Great suggestions! Especially O'er the Water to Charlie. I'm going to learn that, as an air/jig combo. :thumbsup:

I enjoyed listening to The Blackbird again - haven't heard that for ages. These days - I expect it's age - everything by The Bothy Band sounds very fast to me - the air, set dance and reel all sounded fast. Lovely stuff though, and I think they were breaking ground and making a point at the time they did these things.

Author:  myles [ Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Song That Can Be an Air and a Reel or Jig

An Páistín Fionn has multiple slow air / hornpipe / jig versions including the jig usually known as 'Statia Donnelly'

Author:  benoit trémolières [ Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Song That Can Be an Air and a Reel or Jig

It was a bit too early this morning when I wrote down my answer: There' the Willie Clancy "purty Molly Brannigan-green fields of America".

Author:  myles [ Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Song That Can Be an Air and a Reel or Jig

I posted a while back about a forgotten air version of 'Kitty's Rambles to Youghal" called "The Heart of my Kitty":

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=104014

They'd work well if you transposed the air version into D minor and then followed it with the jig (usually D mixolydian these days, though D minor in O'Farrell).

Author:  NicoMoreno [ Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Song That Can Be an Air and a Reel or Jig

Pretty Maid Milking the Cow - Harry Bradley turned this into a mazurka. It also works as a slip jig (I turned it into one anyway)

Author:  myles [ Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Song That Can Be an Air and a Reel or Jig

OK, just to follow up my last post, here's the air "The Heart of my Kitty"

http://tunearch.org/wiki/Heart_of_My_Kitty_Soon_Turns_to_Me_(The)

Transpose down a tone and follow with:

https://thesession.org/tunes/1843

Author:  benwalker [ Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Song That Can Be an Air and a Reel or Jig

The is a slow air version of the set dance " The Blackbird" also there is a slow air version of
" Job of Journeywork" too
I'm working on a slow air version of " The Broken Pledge "

Author:  bensdad [ Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Song That Can Be an Air and a Reel or Jig

I play a three-part jig version of Marbha Luimhní...

Author:  Aldwyn [ Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Song That Can Be an Air and a Reel or Jig

Thanks, gents! I have lots of choices here... maybe I need to do more than just one of them. :D

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