Mudcat Café message #1030109 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63361   Message #1030109
Posted By: GUEST,Claymore
05-Oct-03 - 06:19 PM
Thread Name: Contra Set List - 2003 FSGW Getaway
Subject: RE: Contra Set List - 2003 FSGW Getaway
To answer both of the above questions, yes, I have played the jigs many times at contra dances and I have indeed added more tunes than we can play, with the idea of allowing some substitution or modifications to the tunes list. Joel Greer, who is calling the dance, wanted the jigs kept in one set, though I have played mixed sets on numerous occasions. (Note: the jigs are played much smoother than traditional Irish; think "Swoop da do, da-do da de do da, Swoop da do......)

As I noted above, I was simply trying to create a base list, which I know that I can provide the sheets for. If there are any other combinations decided upon, I do have a fairly good collection of Contra tune books, which will provide more music if it is needed.

We will adapt and overcome.