Irish Jig and Reel

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Origin Ireland
Venues Ceilis, festivals, parades, dance competitions
Time signature of a Jig Compound time - 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
Time signature of a Reel Simple time - 4/4, 2/4, 2/2
Tempo (Jig and Reel) Fast tempo, constant quaver movement
Describe the melody Small intervals, regular 4 bar phrases, ornamented by performer, modal
Structure Binary (AB), each section is repeated
Instruments Fiddle, tin whistle, flute, accordion, bodhran, uileann pipes
Dance moves Stiff and straight upper body, fast footwork, line dance/ensemble/solo frequent jumps and kicks
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