Successfully reported this slideshow.
Irish Jig and Reel
Step Dance Popularised by  Riverdance  in 1994 at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Reels and Jigs:  Key Characteristics Step dances Intricate footwork Limited upper body movement Often stand in lines Soft ...
Instruments Bodhran Uillean Pipes Tin Whistle Accordion
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Reel and Jig

757 views

Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Reel and Jig

  1. 1. Irish Jig and Reel
  2. 2. Step Dance Popularised by Riverdance in 1994 at the Eurovision Song Contest.
  3. 3. Reels and Jigs: Key Characteristics Step dances Intricate footwork Limited upper body movement Often stand in lines Soft or hard shoes Reel Jig Simple time (2/4, 4/4, 2/4) Slip jig, light jig, single jig (soft shoes); hard jig (hard shoes) Compound time (6/8, 9/8, 12/8) Common Musical Features Relentless quaver rhythm Melody: mainly small intervals Fast tempo; bouncy feel Binary form; repeated sections Ornamentation added by performer Tonic-dominant alternation Major or modal Solo or ensemble Instruments Fiddle, flute, tin whistle, accordion, bodhran, Uilleann pipes, harp Semi-quavers Sharp movements, fast, angular. Light, graceful, slower than reels
  4. 4. Instruments Bodhran Uillean Pipes Tin Whistle Accordion

×