Alyth’s slip jig

Also known as Alyth.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Alyth's has been added to 38 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Alyth's
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
F2B de2 A3 | F2B d2e fd2 | B2d de2 c2A | a2d Bec- c2A |
F2d de2 B2A | F2B d2e fd2 | B2d de2 c2A | a2d Bec- c2A |
[M:12/8] d2d a2d cdB- B2A | [M:9/8] f2g a2d cA2 | [M:12/8] f2f e2d efd- d2f | [M:9/8] b2a f2d cA2 |
[M:12/8] d2d a2f efB- B2A | [M:9/8] f2g a2d cA2 | [M:12/8] f2f e2d efd- d2f | [M:9/8] baf fed cAB ||

Three comments

Another Aidan O’Rourke tune

This beautiful, slow, and unclassifiable tune comes from Aidan’s solo album, Sirius, as well as his recording with Lau, Lightweights and Gentlemen.

Can someone who knows more about Scottish music than me tell us what kind of tune this is? It comes in lilty sets of 3’s and so 9/8 seemed to fit but I’m sure it’s not a slip jig.

9/8 does fit, except for when he throws the rhythm around a bit by leaning into notes and then dragging others out.

Can’t it just be considered a slow air?