The Ivory Bowl jig

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Ivory Bowl
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:f2e|dBB BAB|d2d e2d|dBB BAB|~G3 G2B|
dBB BAB|d3 def|gbg faf|e3:|
|:e2d|g3 gab|aba g3|gfe fed|e2d B2d|
g3 gab|aba g2e|fed BAB|e3:|
2
X: 2
T: The Ivory Bowl
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: f2e | d2B BAB | dBd ege | dBB BAB | ~G3 G2B |
d2B BAB | ded def | gbg f/g/af | e3 :|
|: e2d | g2d gab | aba g2a | gfe fed | e2d B2d |
g2d gab | aba g2f | fed BAB | e3 :|

Eight comments

Rhythm: Single Jig
Source: Michael Hynes and Denis Liddy - Waifs and Strays
Transcription: Gian Marco Pietrasanta

Single Jig

It’s not often that jigs are described as being ‘single’, Gian. I’ve always associated ‘double jig’ with ITM and have found a few ‘single’ jigs in some collections but usually associate ‘single’ with more English traditions (including Northumbrian). For the benefit of those who might not have an instinctive feel for such things what would you consider to be the difference between ‘single jigs’, ‘double jigs’ and also slides??

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Single and Double Jigs

I’m not sure what the official position is but within the Angels we take single jigs to be crochet- quaver ones and double jigs to be those which work more in triplet quavers. Obviously most tunes have a bit of both but you get a feel for whether they go mainly dah-de dah-de (single) or diddly diddly (double).

A lot of English and Northumbrian jigs are single. A lot of irish jigs are double, (hence the term diddley diddley music).
But a lot of English jigs have completely asymetric rhythms and go humperty dumperty and these don’t have a name - and what about quicksteps, and 6/8 jotas and 6/8 marches and all the other varients of this wonderful dancey time signature. they all have a different but characteristic feel.

Slides are easy. Its four long-shorts to a bar. Funnily enough, if you think of them as four clusters of triplets, you’ll see that they are related to hornpipes as much as jigs.

Noel Jackson

Angels of the North

Hi Gian
Thanks for the links. I’ve enjoyed reading them. Being a fairly newcomer to the sesion I have obviously missed earlier discussions. Personally I do not think that I have a problem knowing the differences but I do consider a single jig is a different beast to a slide. For me phrasing is the key.
Cheers

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The Ivory Bowl

Here’s the version by Cillian Vallely And Kevin Crawford

X: 1
T: Ivory Bowl, The
S: On Common Ground by Cillian Vallely And Kevin Crawford
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|: f2e | d2B BAB | dBd ege | dBB BAB | ~G3 G2B |
d2B BAB | ded def | gbg f/g/af | e3 :|
|: e2d | g2d gab | aba g2a | gfe fed | e2d B2d |
g2d gab | aba g2f | fed BAB | e3 :|