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Sounds

Tunes

Here are some sound clips of the band, all recorded live at various barn dances & ceilidhs. To play a particular tune, click its associated loudspeaker icon.

 
Tune Title Tune Type Origin MP3
All the Way to Galway Polka Anglo-Irish Tune: "All the Way to Galway" - please click loudspeaker icon to play mp3
The Cliffs of Moher Jig Irish Tune: "The Cliffs of Moher" - please click loudspeaker icon to play mp3
Going to Boston Old-Time Reel American Tune: "Going to Boston" - please click loudspeaker icon to play mp3
The Hogmanay Jig Jig Scottish Tune: "The Hogmany Jig" - please click loudspeaker icon to play mp3
Jack's Maggot Playford English Tune: "Jack's Maggot" - please click loudspeaker icon to play mp3
June Apple Old-Time Reel American Tune: "June Apple" - please click loudspeaker icon to play mp3
The Midlothian Pipe Band Jig Scottish Tune: "The Midlothian Pipe Band" - please click loudspeaker icon to play mp3
Mrs. Hill's Delight (or Bristol) Rant English Tune: "Mrs Hill's Delight" - please click loudspeaker icon to play mp3
Old Set Tune Polka English Tune: "Old Set Tune"" - please click loudspeaker icon to play mp3
The Red-Headed Boy Reel Irish-American Tune: "The Red-Headed Boy"" - please click loudspeaker icon to play mp3
Sweeney's Polka Kerry Polka Irish Tune: "Sweeney's Polka" - please click loudspeaker icon to play mp3
 

Tune-Sets

Here are some tune-sets played by the band for specific dances (also all recorded live). 

The Goathland Square Eight

This Yorkshire dance (square sets) has a special tune associated with it, but on this occasion the band are using two well-known traditional Irish tunes  - "The Waves of Tory" and "The Rakes of Mallow".

Click loudspeaker icon to listen to tune set Tune-set for the dance: "The Goathland Square Eight"

The Nottingham Swing

A popular dance for longways sets. The band begin with a Scottish tune: "Nae Luck Aboot the Hoose" then change to a tune from the north-east of England - "The Keel Row". 

Click loudspeaker icon to listen to tune set Tune-set for the dance: "The Nottingham Swing"

The Caerphilly March

A circle dance, which includes a clapping sequence which is quite tricky, but nonetheless great fun. The   first two tunes are traditional: "Sarie Marais" (South African) and "The Wark o' the Weaver" (Scottish). The third tune "Ymdaith Rhosgadfan" ( 1992 ) was written by band member Mix O'Lydian when staying in Rhosgadfan, a village in north Wales. And just when the dancers think they've perfected the clapping sequence, the band put them to the test by speeding things up for the last time through ...

Click loudspeaker icon to listen to tune set Tune-set for the dance: "The Caerphilly March"

 

 
Jig Mad Wolf Ceilidh and Barn Dance Band: 2009-2017 This page updated:
25 January 2017