Steven E Gardner said
>I love jigs and reels (although I admit I don't know the difference
between the two!).
One of the old flute players here in Manchester had an interesting
way of describing the difference in rhythm between jigs and reels by
using the names of British football (soccer) teams.
A jig goes "Liverpool, Everton, Liverpool, Everton"
and a reel goes "Glasgow Celtic, Glasgow Rangers. Glasgow Celtic,
Unfortunately, he claims too many people sound like they're playing
to the rhythm "Accrington Stanley, Preston North End. Accrington
Stanley, Preston North End."