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Subject: Re: Jigs and reels
From: Cliff Moses <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Irish Traditional Music List <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 18 Mar 1994 10:02:37 CST
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Siobhan,
 
Your fondness for jigs over reels could stem from your "corruption" by 6/8
marches in band.  Jigs are the oldest of the existing Irish dances, i.e.
jigs, reels, hornpipes, and polkas, and the music is assumed to have been
derived from the older clan marches.
 
Cliff Moses

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