A nice jig composed by the renouned American fiddler Liz Carrol. I found it on her site, where you can get a bunch of her hand-written tunes. The long notes (3) I roll. I haven’t had it long enough to have added any other ornimentation. Enjoy!
Listen closley to the way Liz Carrol plays this tune. It’s not really a jig at all, but something with a rythm all of its own. Also, watch out for the really snappy fast rolls
Oh, and learn the next tune too, they really do have to go together
"The Champaign Jig Goes to Columbia" ~ by Liz Carroll
Liz Carroll’s website:
"The Champaign Jig Goes to Columbia"
The Champaign Jig Goes To Columbia
The F at the start of the second last bar of the second part should be an E.
This tune appears (credited to Liz) in Cuz Teahan’s The Road to Glountane as "Cuz’s Big Liz". "Big Liz" was apparently one of Cuz’s accordions.
fantastic tune! I found this video of the String Sisters playing the Champaign jig🙂
The Champaign Jig Goes To Columbia, X:2
I commonly write out tunes without double endings by using pick-up notes instead.
That seemed to match what I hear being played. I also tweaked a couple of spots to more
closely match, again what I believe I hear. Now there’s no doubt that there’s quite a
bit a variation going on and so to simply play this as written again and again would
also not match what Liz Carroll does with the tune.
Played by Deirdre and Eibhlín De Barra and Aileen De Burca
Re: The Champaign Jig Goes To Columbia
Idle curiosity, but someone must have asked the composer about the title. Something about Champaign, Illinois and one of the 30 or so Columbias in the USA? Is there a story here? Can anyone tell us?