Is there a name for a mode between A mixolydian and A dorian?
What if a player plays a note more or less exactly between C sharp and C natural? Seamus Creagh did just this on The Eel in the Sink (A part) on the 2nd CD of his Tunes for Practice album. When I measured it with RTTATuner, it had his note 44 cents above C natural and 44 cents below C sharp. Here is the A part he plays:
|: e2AB cdec | d2BG DGBd | e2AB cdeg | dBGB BAA2 :|. Some musicians play this part with C naturals (e.g. June McCormack) and others are said to play it with C#s (Henry Norbeck’s transcription of Matt Molloy has C#s). In the discussion of the tune on thesession, it is said that the version with C naturals is called The Blackthorn Stick, but June McCormack calls her version The Eel in the Sink. is this ‘in-between’ mode found often played by pipers? Other fiddlers?