obriens150 Kesh Jig: Duet

The jig is a folk dance that was popular in the British Isles during the 16th Century. It later was incorporated into Baroque suites as the gigue. This one, from Ireland, is compound meter (six-eight time) and requires precise technique to execute the disjunct melody and changing accompaniment. It is sometimes called Kerrigan's jig, which suggests it was named after an Irish comedian who danced to it.

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