April Storm jig

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

April Storm has been added to 4 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".