Week #86 ~ Fig for a Kiss

  1. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    This week's winner is Fig for A Kiss, also known as Figs For A Kiss, Gáire Na MBán, The Old Dutch Churn, The Splashing Of The Churn, Two In A Gig.

    Here's the ABC from www.thesession.org. Be sure to check out the comments section, for several other ABC versions.

    X: 1
    T: A Fig For A Kiss
    M: 9/8
    L: 1/8
    R: slip jig
    K: Edor
    |: G2B E2B BAG | F2A D2A AGF | G2B E2B BAG |
    [1 B/c/dB AGF DEF :|2 B/c/dB AGF E3 ||
    |: g2e g2e edB | f2d dcd fed |1 g2e g2e edB |
    dBG GBd e2f :|2 gfe fed ecA | B/c/dB AGF E2F ||

    Here is a link to notation and midi on www.8notes.com
  2. mculliton123
    mculliton123
    .tef file for Std Notation and TABs
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/at...0&d=1292589616
  3. Eddie Sheehy
    A quickie to get it started... this was recorded last January as part of a 3-tune set. I'll get an up-to-date version in later...
  4. Eddie Sheehy
    A quickie to get it started...


  5. GKWilson
    GKWilson
    Eddie Short but SWEET. [Like a fig]
    Gary
  6. David Hansen
    David Hansen
    I've known this tune for quite a while so I took some liberties and tried to make it a little different and non slip jigish, I'm pretty sure that's not a word. Slip jiggy?

  7. Manfred Hacker
    Manfred Hacker
    Beautiful, David.
  8. Marcelyn
    Marcelyn
    Way to get jiggy with it, David.
  9. Jill McAuley
    Jill McAuley
    David's version has a very medieval feel to it!
  10. harrywhohaa
    harrywhohaa
    That is very enjoyable David, a great arrangement.

    I did see however that aliens were firing photon torpedoes at your instruments and seemed to score a direct hit around 1:07!
  11. Martin Whitehead
    Martin Whitehead
    Nice jobs fellas!
  12. Don Grieser
    Don Grieser
    David, love your playing and arrangement on this one. Eddie, I've not seen this part of your house before. Fine playing wherever you record.
  13. Bob Scrutchfield
    Bob Scrutchfield
    David, Wonderful playing and your arragement is great.
    Eddie, Really nice playing and thanks so much for getting it started. I listened to it on my TablEdit and didn't make much progress until I heard you play it.

    Bob Scrutchfield
  14. Martin Whitehead
    Martin Whitehead
    Well, I'm surprised this only generated generated two posts. I think I voted for it, so I thought I should post. It's still a work in progress and I was only able to get through it once without royally screwing it up. So, for better or worse, here it is.

  15. Ten_or_Fifths
    Ten_or_Fifths


    I had a much harder time than I expected with this tune. It's a lot of fun and I'll keep working with it, but this is the best I could manage for now. The really short A and B parts don't leave much room to prepare before the repeats. Also, I was using a really thick pick and kept getting tangled in the strings. I had never heard of a slip jig before. Thanks for the eye opener.
  16. Mike Romkey
    Mike Romkey
    I love slip jigs! Here's "Fig For A Kiss" with "Fox Hunters'".

  17. Jill McAuley
    Jill McAuley
    Great stuff there Mike!
  18. JeanM
    JeanM
    While I visit this social group every day, this is only the second video that I've posted here (and it's been over a year since I posted the last one). I really enjoy this group and have learned so much from watching others. I do want to contribute to the degree that I'm able. This one is short, but I'm hoping this will get me in the mode of doing this a little more often.
  19. Jill McAuley
    Jill McAuley
    Nice one Jean!

    I was actually watching John Huston's last film "The Dead" last night on DVD and towards the end of it there's a wee snippet of this tune playing!
  20. Loretta Callahan
    Loretta Callahan
    That's a great first slip jig, ten or! Very nice, Jean; I'm noticing how nice your fretting hand technique is.
  21. Eddie Sheehy
    An Irish Slip Jig played on a Scotch-drenched Fylde Touchstone Single Malt mandolin...

  22. Loretta Callahan
    Loretta Callahan
    I love this tune ~ and it's awesome the way you play it ~ full of spirit, clean and just fun.
  23. Jill McAuley
    Jill McAuley
    Nice one Eddie, and that Fylde sounds lovely as well!
  24. Eddie Sheehy
    Thank you ladies.
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