Small Tunes: “A Fig for a Kiss”

Friday, November 12, 2010

Also known as “Gáire Na MBán,” “A Fig for a Kiss” is a favorite Irish slip jig among session musicians. It appears in just about every traditional tune collection there is for fiddle, pipes, and flute—even several that go back centuries.

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Small Tunes: “The Haughs of Cromdale”

Friday, November 5, 2010

The “Haughs of Cromdale” commemorates a battle that took place on April 30, 1690, in which a tiny Jacobite force was routed on the low ground (haughs) at Cromdale. The battle was small, but the result was accepted as the effective end of the Jacobite uprising.

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Small Tunes: “Lochgilphead”

Friday, October 15, 2010

Another hitherto unknown melody lost in time is “Lochgilphead.”

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Small Tunes: “Had the Lass Till I Win at Her”

Friday, October 8, 2010

I love tiny reels. The smallest ones are lively and have lots of color. Eight bars of music and Bob’s your Uncle. “Had the Lass Till I Win at Her” is one of those.

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Small Tunes: “Mary, Young and Fair”

Thursday, August 19, 2010

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