The Creaking Door
Here’s another "lurker" from "Treoir" magazine. It’s maybe a bit formulaic and predictable in how it goes, but, like the other jigs I’ve posted in the past week, it has a simpistic charm about it.
Here’s the story behind it :
"A slip-jig composed by Tom Barrett after the recent Teacher’s Course. Tom says, "If one enters the Conference Room via the Jim Seery library, one must pass through a connecting door. I wonder how many noticed that every time the door is opener it creaks. Funny nobody ever remarked on it or even suggested something should be done about it. I feel the powers that be know all about it and have decided to do nothing ! Why ? The reason is obvious. It has a musical creak !!! And having heard its’ dulcet tones I - "Uncle" Tom - decided something should be done to perpetuate its’ memory. hence the following slip-jig".
This was published in "Treoir" around 40 years ago, and I’ve never come across it outwith its’ pages since, so I don’t think Tom’s had much success with his wish to immortalise "The Creaking Door" - so far. Posting it here might help - that’s up to you. Give it a try.
Re: The Creaking Door
Aha - I see he has recorded it, on a CD posted here by Nigel Gatherer. Tom Barrett is apparently a fiddle player.