8 Hand Jig title

8 Hand Jig title

Hi - I have the Olive Hurley Ceili Collection CD, and the second track is titled “8 Hand Jig“. Is that the actual title, or is there another name for the tune?

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I think you will find it’s the name of the dance rather than the tune.

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Bazouki Dave is right … it’s the name of the dance… but not the tune.

The first tune is popularly know as the ‘Jig from Lord of the Dance" which is part of the dance called ‘Breakout’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i0gXTyX9ko


Not sure what the second tune is called.

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Hi - I got confused, because most of the tracks are titled with the tune name, such as Haste to the Wedding.

I had no idea this was from LOTD; I thought it was a traditional tune. Thanks very much!

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The song called Lord of the dance is a traditional tune ’ tis a gift to be simple’ is the name I know it as. Only it’s not Irish it’s American .

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Simple Gifts, a Shaker tune/song

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I did wonder if the origional song was about spinning about getting dizzy hyperventalating and having a religious experiane bit like Christian whirling dervishes.