Hug The Bundle strathspey

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Hug The Bundle
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
E2EB BA (3Bcd|D2DA AG(3FED|E2EB BA (3Bcd|(3efg fg edBA|
EFGA BA (3Bcd|D2DA AG(3FED|E2EB BA (3Bcd|(3efg fd e2ee||
efga beeg|f2df f2df|efga beeg|f2df e3d|
efga beeg|f2df afd2|afge fedf|edBd edBA||
2
X: 2
T: Hug The Bundle
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
E2 EB BA B/c/d | D2 DA AG F/E/D | E2 EB BA B/c/d | e/f/g fg edBA |
EFGA BA B/c/d | D2 DA AG F/E/D | E2 GA BA B/c/d | e/f/g fd e2 e2 ||
efga beeg | ~f2 df ~f2 df | efga beeg | ~f2 df e3 d |
efga beeg | ~f2 df af d2 | afge fedf | ed B/c/d edBA ||
# Added by bdh .

Four comments

Re: Hug The Bundle

This is not a strathspey, but a single jig. Brian McNamara’s setting come from a transcription of the tune as played by the Westmeath piper, Joe Kilmurray. Kilmurray played it in the local Leinster style of playing single jigs. Brian’s wide experience will have told him the rhythm to use, if he hasn’t actually heard Kilmurray. There are two styles of playing single jigs, the distinction between the two being more or less on a par with the distinction The Chieftains on their first LP made between a "hop jig" and a "slip jig" in 9/8 rhythms. "Hug the Bundle" should be written in 12/8 rhythm by right, although on listening to it one can be forgiven for putting it in common time. It is not a slide, which although normally written 12/8, has not got this rhythm. I would like to edit the appellation above from "strathspey" to "single jig", but the Session doesn’t afford this very traditional Irish option.

Re: Hug The Bundle

Thanks for the clarification Seán !

Hug The Bundle, X:2

Arguments about intentions and sources aside, I play along with the recording as a reel.

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