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The jig (sometimes seen in its French language or Italian language forms gigue or giga) is a folk dance type as well as the accompanying dance tune type, popular in Ireland and Scotland. French (français, langue française) is one of the most important Romance languages, outnumbered in speakers only by Spanish and Portuguese. ... Italian ( (help· info), or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken by about 70 million people primarily in Italy. ... Folk dance is a term used to describe a large number of dances that tend to share the following attributes: They were originally danced in about the 19th century or earlier (or are, in any case, not currently copyrighted); Their performance is dominated by an inherited tradition rather than by... Dance music is music composed, played, or both, specifically to accompany social dancing. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ...


It is a popular tune-type within the traditions of Irish dance music and Scottish country dance music, second only to the reel. It is transcribed compound meter. Double jigs are always transcribed in 6/8; slip jigs are always written in 9/8. Single jigs are most commonly transcribed in 6/8, but sometimes also in 12/8. Slides are transcribed in both 12/8 and 6/8. Girls in traditional costume performing Irish dance in a St. ... ... The reel is a folk dance type as well as the accompanying dance tune type. ... In music, compound metre or compound time is a time signature or meter in which each beat (or rather, portion, 1/2 or 1/3 of a measure) is divided into three parts, as opposed to two which is simple meter. ... The slip jig is one the four most common Irish Step dances - the others being the reel, the jig and the hornpipe. ...


The most common structure is two eight-bar parts, each of which is repeated (AABB). There are a number of tunes with three or more parts, and some in which the length of one or more parts varies from eight bars. As with most other types of dance tunes in Irish music, at a session or a dance it is common for two or more jigs to be strung together, flowing on without interruption.


In Cotswold morris, a jig is a dance performed by a single dancer, or sometimes two. Its music is not usually a jig in the sense given above. The Cotswolds are a range of hills in central England, sometimes called the heart of England, a hilly area reaching over 300 m or 1000 feet. ... A Morris dance is a form of folk dance. ...

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