Old Jig #6
I got this tune from the Dardanelles’ "Eastern Light". Its "name" comes from the Kelly Russell Collection (vol 1) where it is listed as one of the old traditional tunes that Emile Benoit played but did not have a name for. As names go that’s not great, but I guess it’s better than "gan ainm".
At any rate, I absolutely love this tune, with its lovely mellow first part and crooked turn.
Compare with https://thesession.org/tunes/4082
Download a midi
Why is it I cannot download any midi version of the tunes available?
Alan, I don’t know. I know they are having difficulty getting the "Listen" button to work in the new Session, but I had no trouble downloading the MIDI file for this one.
Count yourself lucky for the moment, the opening of ALL midi so far is an explosion, not kind to the ears, as if midi were ever ‘kind’ to anything, including the music… :-D
This is Emile Benoit’s setting of the jig Paidin O Raifeartaigh. Emile has some really nice settings of a number of Irish tunes