At 09:08 PM 12/9/96 -0700, you wrote:
>Scott DeLancey was saying...
> Except that set dances may have unusual numbers of measures in
>>one or both parts, I've never heard an Irish dance tune that was "crooked"
>>in the sense in which Appalachian fiddlers use the term, and I doubt if
>>there are any.
>I can't imagine how *anyone* could dance to it, but The Swedish Jig (aka
>Arthur Darley's) is a crooked tune.... are there any others?
I'm not quite clear on what's crooked in "The Swedish Jig." It has the usual
8 bars per part. By the way the tune was composed by Arthur Darley who, if
my information is correct, was a guitar player and studio musician for
EMI/Ireland in the 1930s and 1940s. His playing can be heard on recordings
by ballad singers Richard Hayward and Delia Murphy. Darley spent some time
in Donegal, from what I understand. There is actually another Arthur Darley
(1873-1929), co-compiler of the "Feis Ceol Collection" reissued by Ossian as
"The Darley & McCall Collection"--was he perhaps the composer of the tune?
How about "The Guns of the Magnificent Seven" for a crooked tune?
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