Resources for picking tunes to play for set dancers
For those of you who play for set dancers (think Corofin Plain, Caledonian, Lancers sets, etc., not set dances like Job of Journeywork), how do you pick tunes? Have you seen documentation of what tunes bands like to play for specific dances?
Looking at the number of bars in a figure’s progression (using a site like http://setdanceteacher.ie/setlist1.htm) is really helpful, of course. But I’d love to see what tunes other ceili bands use for certain figures and sets.
The recordings section of the Scottish Country Dance Database (ex: http://my.strathspey.org/dd/dance/2437/#recordings) is one of the closest things I’ve seen to what I’m envisioning, though it focuses on recorded versions of tunes for specific dances. Is there a site like that for Irish dances?