Gan Ainm jig

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One setting

X: 1
T: Gan Ainm
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
"G"d2 d dcB|"F"c2 c c3|"G"B2 B BAG|"D"A3 ABc|
"G"d2 d dcB|"F"c2 c c3|"G"B3 "D"A3|"G"G6:|
|:"G"B2 d BAG|"F"A2 c A3|"G"G2 G GEB,|"D"D6|
"G"B2 d BAG|"F"A2 c A3|"G"GGG BAG|BAG G3:|
|:"G"(B3 B)cB|"F"A6|"G"G3 "D"A3|"G"BAG "D"A3|
"G"(B3 B)cB|"F"A6|"G"ded "D"cBA|"G"BGG G3:|
|:"Em"e2 e g2 g|a2 a b2 b|bag e2 e|ged B3|
e2 e g2 g|a2 a b2 b|bag "D"e2 d|"Em"e6:|

Eight comments

Jig or slide? by Il paese delle mille danze

An Italian folk band named “Il paese delle mille danze” recorded a set of 3 jigs as follows:
1. The rakes of Kildare
2. The Kesh jig
3. this Gan Ainm
Gan Ainm sounds, for me, more as a slide, but anyway I look for a true title for it.

I would sya its neither jig nor slide, that’s a Tarantella.
But the Italians here should know more about this than myself.


You could rewrite it in 12/8, drop a bar-line her and there. It will look like a slide. There is certainly a feel that bars 1&2, 3&4 etc could be joined together and be correct. Does that make it a slide though?

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It certainly moves along at a pace, when I play it. It would be good to get a title though.
I’m calling it a Tarantella at present until someone comes up with an alternative.

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South of the border, down Mexico way,
That’s where I fell in love where stars above, came out to play.
And now as I wonder, my thoughts ever stray.
South of the border, down Mexico way.

~ oops! ~ I meant Spain… 😎

So that’s your idea of a title then ‘c’??

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Heh, heh, heh ~ amigo! Too bad there aren’t emoticons with sombreros, so you’ll just have to imagine that, a Gallician Mexican, with a sombrero and bagpipes, gaita… Hey, you want to meet my sister? 😛