April Storm jig

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

April Storm has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

1
X: 1
T: April Storm
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:d2 d2 Ac|d2 d2 cd|efe dcA|G2E Gce|
d2 d2 Ac|d2 d2 de|fed cAG|ECE D3:|
|:D2D EDC|DEG A2B|c2c GAc|AcA G2E|
D2D EDC|DEG A2e|fed cAG|ECE D3:|
2
X: 2
T: April Storm
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:d2 d2 Ac|d2 d2 cd|efe dcA|efe dcA|
d2 d2 Ac|d2d cde|fed cAG|1 EDC D2A:|2 EDC D3||
|:D3 EDC|DE/F/G A2B|c2 c2 Ac|AcA GEC|
D3 EDC|DE/F/G Ace|fed cAG|1 EDC D3:|2 EDC D2A||
3
X: 3
T: April Storm
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:d2 d2 A/B/c|d2 d2 de|fed cBA|fed cAc|
d2 d2 A/B/c|d2 d2 de|fed cBA|1 GEC D2c:|2 GEC D2C||
|:D2D EDC|DEG A2B|c2c GA/B/c|AcA GEC|
D2D EDC|DEG A2e|fed cBA|1 GEC D2C:|2 GEC D2c||
4
X: 4
T: April Storm
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:d2 d2 A/B/c|d2 d2 de|fed cBA|fed cBA|
d2 d2 A/B/c|d2 d2 de|fed cBA|1 GFE D2c:|2 GFE D2C||
|:~D3 EDC|DEG A2B|c3 cAc|AcA GEC|
D2D EDC|DEG Ace|fed cBA|1 GFE D2C:|2 GFE D2c||
5
X: 5
T: April Storm
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:d2 d2 A/B/c|d2 d2 de|fed cAc|fed cAc|
d2 d2 A/B/c|d2d cde|fed cBA|GFE D3:|
|:D2D EDC|DE/F/G A2B|c2c GA/B/c|AcA G2E|
D2D EDC|DE/F/G A2e|fed cBA|GFE D3:|
6
X: 6
T: April Storm
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:e2 e2 B/^c/d|e2 e2 ef|gfe dcd|gfe dcd|
e2 e2 B/^c/d|e2 e2 ef|gfe dcB|1 AGF E3:|2 AGF E2D||
|:~E3 FED|EFA B2^c|d3 AB/^c/d|BdB A2F|
~E3 FED|EFA B2f|gfe dcB|1 AGF E2D:|2 AGF E3||
7
X: 7
T: April Storm
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:e2 e2 B/c/d|e2 e2 de|fgf edB|fgf edB|
e2 e2 B/c/d|e2 e2 ef|gfe dcB|1 AGF E2d:|2 AGF E2D||
|:E2E FED|EFA B2c|d2d ABd|BdB A2F|
E2E FED|EFA B2f|gfe dcB|1 AGF E2D:|2 AGF E2d||

Four comments

April Storm

Composed by Terry Wergeland. The Kitchen Jam Band play it in a set, between The Sailor’s Wife & Jump at the Sun, on their album "Cook’n up a Storm". Lovely bridge tune.

April Storm, X:3

Turns out the B Part of this tune (transposed to Ador) strongly resembles the structure the structure of the A Part of "The Rakes of Kildare".

Here’s a few more variations that work, as well as a few runs. It seems the B Part could be in Ddor, rather than Dmin.

Re: April Storm

Rich plays it closer to X2.

He also throws in a few different variations for the 3rd bar of the B Part. One time it’ll be the whole bar on that starting c-note (so, "c6"), another with "c2 c4", and another with "c2 c3 c" for that 3rd bar.

The 2nd & 6th bars of the A Part might also go as "d2d d2e", instead of "d2d2 de".