A slip-jig is a variant of a jig. Similar to a jig it is based on 3 beats in a bar(3/4 time). Unlike a standard jig which is 6/8 time (6 beats in 2 bars) it is 9/8 time (9 beats in 2 bars). The squeezing of more beats into two bars makes slip jigs sound livelier at times.
This pattern is a staple of mine, that I would use a lot when playing reels. The “Dum Dum Ta” part should be used sparingly, and is good for emphasizing the end of a lower key part of a tune. The below clip is a slow version of the pattern
I have also recorded a variatoin of this pattern accompanying the Slow reel by Damian McKee in the home practice player. Its a little faster than the above clip but you should get the idea of how it sounds with a tune. In this clip i emphasize the difference between the first and second part of the tune by using the following variation for part one:
<span style="text-align: center;">Dum Ta Dum Ta Dum Ta Dum Dum Ta(repeated4times)</span>
Since my beloved wednesday night session in McHughs has ended I needed to find an good alternative. The early Friday session in Madden’s, marshalled by the formidable pairing of Aidan Walsh and Ruairi O’Kane, has been the perfect antidote to a hard week in the ‘think’ factory. Here is a little excerpt.