Other Wandering Spirit - type slipjigs or jigs?

Other Wandering Spirit - type slipjigs or jigs?

Just fell in love with this sublime, intoxicating melody which is so effective at a slow tempo. Sort of the way I’d play Ballykeel. I’m searching for a couple others like that. Any suggestions, please?

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Re: Other Wandering Spirit - type slipjigs or jigs?

No link, so I can’t tell what you fell in love with. But I do like The Snowy Path as a meandering kind of slipjig.

Just the thing

Perfect! Exactly what I’m after. Wandering Spirit=ElizabethKelly’s Delight and that’s where the setting is. A recently added tune, Black Rock, also fits the bill. They are nice tunes within an octave and so good for my limited flute range. Thank you

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Re: Other Wandering Spirit - type slipjigs or jigs?

I took a harp class with an instructor from Edinburgh a few years ago; she told me jigs in minor keys can work very well as slow airs. I tried it with the Cliffs of Moher at a concert and was very happy with the sound.

Good suggestion

I’ll try that; thanks. Even in minor keys, some jigs seems to lend themselves to a slower feel, but I’ve tried with the Swallowtail jig and it turns a bit clumsy. I’ll try Cliffs of Moher, now..

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Slow-style Redhaired Boy

Very nice.

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