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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:38 am 
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After noticing my repertoire consists mostly of reels, I'm trying to focus on some other tunes to learn this week on whistles and mandolin.

Seeing as I only know a small handful of slip jigs, I'd really like to focus on adding at least a few more to my repertoire in the next month or so, as it's another type of tune that I greatly enjoy.

So, I'm wondering, what are some of your favourite slip jigs?

My favourite that I know would be Kid on the Mountain, although as I mentioned, I don't know many.

I'd be happy to hear about which ones you all like best. I'm always happy to find out about some good new tunes and perhaps find some good new material to learn. It doesn't matter if it's a common or obscure tune, I'd be interested to hear.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:31 am 
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My favs;
Paddy O’Snap
Hardiman the Fiddler
Gort na Mona
Give Us a Drink of Water
Arragh Mountains

And a list from The Session;
http://thesession.org/discussions/18120

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Sirchronique wrote:
So, I'm wondering, what are some of your favourite slip jigs?

My favourite that I know would be Kid on the Mountain, although as I mentioned, I don't know many.

I'd be happy to hear about which ones you all like best.


The Kid On The Mountain and An Phis Fhliuch are right up there for me, and make a nice set played one after the other as well.

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F-sharp Minor Slip Jig (Cathal McConnell's?)
X Snug in the Blanket X
Fr. Charlie Bourke's (comes after Arra Mts.)

The Cathal McConnell's tune and The Good Wife (An Phis Fliuch) make a great pair, too. And Snug in the Blanket is terrific on the pipes.

Here's Cathal McConnell's ...

X: 1
T:Cathal McConnell's
R:slip jig
M:9/8
L:1/8
K:F#minor
||: ~F3 FEF BcA | ~F3 FEF AFE | ~F3 FEF Bcd | ecA BAF AFE :||:
ecA ABc d2f | ecA ABc BAF | ecA ABc dcB | cBA BAF AFE :||

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Snug in the Blanket


That's not a slip jig is it?

While I am at it, the last one I learned was O Faith then I will, Says the Fiddler.

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:lol: Funny you should mention that. I was just coming back to say "Der, that's not a slip jig." (I checked on JC's.) Is it a slide? Does someone play it with a slip jig? In other words, why do I keep associating it with such nefarious things? :-?

But it's a great tune anyway.

And speaking of fiddlers ... Hardiman the Fiddler. Another good one.

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A slip up, Cat?

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:tomato:

BTW, that "Faith, Then, Said the Fiddler ..." is a nice one. Thanks for that! A happyish slip jig is kind of refreshing :-)

Speaking of happyish slip jigs ... how about The Little Fair Cannavans (which I'm famous for mixing up with, I believe, Give Us A Drink)?

Whoop, one more ... "The First Slip." Willie Clancy, maybe?

Wow, I guess I have more slip jigs than I thought.

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Try A Fig For A Kiss. http://thesession.org/tunes/750

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For me, a top three would be:

A Fig for a Kiss
Hardiman the Fiddler
Taim in Arrears

Also making for quite a nice set if one wants!

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Ooh! Another one! ... Elizabeth Kelly's

I'm getting old. :-(

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Apart from the smash hits The Kid On The Mountain & An Phis Phliuch, I like
The Rakes Of Westmeath,
Dever The Dancer
and also
Jerry Houlihan

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Cathy Wilde wrote:
F-sharp Minor Slip Jig (Cathal McConnell's?)
X Snug in the Blanket X
Fr. Charlie Bourke's (comes after Arra Mts.)

The Cathal McConnell's tune and The Good Wife (An Phis Fliuch) make a great pair, too. And Snug in the Blanket is terrific on the pipes.

Here's Cathal McConnell's ...

X: 1
T:Cathal McConnell's
R:slip jig
M:9/8
L:1/8
K:F#minor
||: ~F3 FEF BcA | ~F3 FEF AFE | ~F3 FEF Bcd | ecA BAF AFE :||:
ecA ABc d2f | ecA ABc BAF | ecA ABc dcB | cBA BAF AFE :||



Hehe, that's actually one of the other few that I know! I learned it from a lunasa album.



Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Aside from about 2 or 3 of these, the rest are ones I don't think I have heard before. I'm going to look into every one of these that has been mentioned at some point during the week!

And yes, I am *especially* wanting ones that would fit nicely after or before Kid on the Mountain! However, I'm interested in any slip jig that any of you seem to like best!

Thanks for the suggestions, and please keep them coming!


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There are some really great Scottish slip jigs

Donald, Willie and his Dog
The Cat and the Dog
The Grinder
Chloe's Passion
Angus John MacNeil of Barra
My Mind was never made easy - there's also an Irish version


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Oh goody! The Kid on the Mountain is here more than thrice! I love that tune. It sounds really nice on the viola by the way.

Anyway, The Kid on the Mountain and Farewell to Whalley Range are my favorites so far. McGoldrick and McSherry do a cool version of Farewell to Whalley Range in their album At First Light. I believe it's the second tune in a great set with Lady Lane/Farewell to Whalley Range/[some slide that I can't recall the name of right now].

As it turns out (took a bit of searching a couple months ago) Cathal McConnell's is one of those tunes that absolutely no-one can agree on the name. The most popular names so far are Ryan's, The Cock and the Hen (that's what I know it by), and, of course, Cathal McConnell's. TinWhistler on youtube does a decent rendition of that tune (I believe he calls it Ryan's). Mairead Nesbitt (from Celtic Woman) also does a very good version of it, paired with (apparently) the Atlantic Slope, which I have found nothing on so far, but I haven't searched about for that one much. I don't remember Lunasa doing it... It must have had to have been on their "Lunasa" album as that's the only one, other than Otherworld, that has McGoldrick in it as far as I know.


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