Sheet Music: The Eavesdropper

TitleThe Eavesdropper
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature6/8
Tempo128 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2009-05-05
Last updated2009-05-05
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Celtic Music, Jigs, Traditional/Folk


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Tuesday 5 May 2009

Tune of the Day: The Eavesdropper

Traditional Irish jig

Fast yet quite simple to master.

A word about jigs. This form of lively folk dance was already known in sixteenth-century England, often in 2/4 time, as the term was used for a dancing entertainment in sixteenth century plays. Later the dance began to be associated with music, particularly in 6/8 time. In the seventeenth century the dance was adopted in Ireland and Scotland, where it was widely adapted, and with which countries it is now most often associated. In fact, the jig is second only to the reel in traditional Irish dance.