> Given the explantions of single and double jigs, it appears that most of
> the jigs I play are double jigs. What are some well-known single jigs
> that I can use for comparison?
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I've always heard/read/assumed/whatever that single jigs and slides were
two different names for the same type of tune--ones in which the
predominant rhythm pattern is quarter-eighth/quarter-eighth, rather than
the more-or-less constant eighths of double jigs. Anyway, some common
slides/single jigs are: Road to Lisdoonvarna; O'Keefe's Slide(s) [take
your pick of which one!]; and Merrily Kissed the Quaker's Wife (though
this last one is sort of a borderline case).
Because one is playing fewer notes in single jigs than in double jigs,
I've often found myself and others I play with taking them at a faster
clip than "regular" jigs. Which makes it interesting when one tries to
go to a double jig in a set after running through a few slides! One of
those things I've learned the hard way not to try to do!
I'll shut up now.... Hey, I was away all last week and I gotta catch up!