jigs and circassian circles
Here in france, many circassian circles are danced either to jigs (double) or tunes that used to be jigs (ie seem to be pretty much the same melody as some tunes that definitely are played in the irish tradition, but which no longer sound irish).
I’m wondering what the dynamics of this has been. There are of course issues of ornamentation and phrasing, but I’m also wondering about rhythm:
From what I’ve observed, if noted in 1/8 abc, double jigs are bars made up of two among three rhythm groups: abc, a2 b (and the occasional a b2) and a3. giving the following (completely made up) example:
def def | d3 fed | f2 e dAB etc…
Circassian circles tend to have many more a2 b and a3 combinations along with another bar which goes like this: abc abc |a2 b2 c2| abc a2 b |
Does this occur in the irish tradition/anywhere else - I don’t seem to remember it in anything but french tunes… ?