Organizing your dance tunes
Hi there. I play some ceili dances throughout the year and I always have trouble with organization.
Every dance group has their usual sets that they know, but those can vary event to event. I’d say we have about 15 sets and then several ceilis that we do between the dances.
My question: How do you organize yourself? Do you assign specific tunes to the figures and bar counts of each set (which requires a LOT of tunes, mostly reels) or do you have a master list of jigs and reels that you run through, no matter the figure/set?
I know some sets have figures that prefer specific tunes, and we do try to accommodate some of those.
Hope this all makes sense. I’m just curious as to how some of you approach this.