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Daily Archives: March 30, 2015

Tenpenny Bit (Ador)

This jig has been around a long while, and has a number of titles. It’s tune tune #969 with¬†the title “Three Little Drummers”¬†in¬†O‚ÄôNeill’s 1850 (1903)¬†— i.e., O’Neill’s Music of Ireland — and tune¬†#189 and¬†with the same title¬†in O‚ÄôNeill’s 1001 (1907)¬†‚Äď i.e.,¬†Dance Music of¬†Ireland:¬†1001 Gems.¬† It is also called “Cock in the Heath” which is sometimes […]

Dusty Windowsills (Ador)

Though common in Irish sessions, this three-part jig was actually composed by¬†Johnny Harling (b. early 1960s), a flute player from¬†Chicago. ¬†Two somewhat conflicting stories have been put forth about the title. According to the least plausible one, this jig was inspired by the Kansas song “Dust in the Wind” and originally titled “Dust on the […]