Irish Jig and Reel

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  • Created on: 04-04-16 13:05
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  • Irish Jig and Reel
    • Place of Origin: Ireland
    • Venue: Festivals, Parades and Dance competitions
    • Dance Steps
      • Straight upper body
      • Arms by sides
      • Fast energetic footwork
      • Frequent kicks and jumps
    • Rhythm, Metre and Tempo
      • Jig is in compound time 6/8 9/8 12/8
      • The reel is in simple time 2/4 4/4 2/2
      • The hornpipe is in simple time with a dotted rhythm
      • The slip jig is in 9/8
      • Fast Tempo
      • Constant quaver movement
    • Melody
      • Small intervals of 4th and 5ths
      • Regular 4 bar phrases
      • Ornamentation, Grace notes and Triplets
      • Melodies are sometimes Modal
    • Structure
      • Repeated binary form AABB
    • Instrumentation
      • Violin - Fiddle, Tin whistle, Flute, Accordian, Bodhran - Drum, Villean Pipes - Quiet bagpipes

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