A set dance learned from Patty Furlong’s CD. She plays it at 48 beats (half notes) per minute, with a step-dancer joining in for the 2nd time through. I was inspired to re-learn it (I had learned it several months ago, but it didn’t stick) after hearing Teada play it in concert last night.
Does this belong in the hornpipe section, or would it be more appropriately called a barndance?
It’s a popular hornpipe dance in the irish dancing world at the moment.
Re: Blue Eyed Rascal
Going to learn this one for a step dance troupe I’m working with. Little bitty girl rips this one out, she can’t be older than 9 or 10.
The Blue-Eyed Rascal, X:2
Transcribed by Bill Black from a setting in Treoir, taken from the banjo-mandolin playing of Noel Strange. This is closer to what’s in Pat McNulty’s Dance Music of Ireland, published in the mid 60s.