Irish Jigs

Distinctive music, distinctive dances, a distinctive landscape. I’ve never been to Ireland, yet as it happens, my idea of the country is very clear. Apart from the beer and the sheep on the emerald-green background, there’s this damp and drizzly weather all the time, so the musicians have to play very, very swiftly and the dancers have to jump very, very high to warm themselves, at least for a while.

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The accordionist Jana Bezpalcová has prepared some such warming-up jigs for us. The scores have fingerings for a piano accordion, although she’s herself a great promoter of a button accordion. So kind she is! Currently, she’s working on a second volume of a textbook for a chromatic accordion.

 

 

 


Gillian’s Apples

SCORES – PDF

slow recording

quick recording


East At Glendart

SCORES – PDF

slow recording

quick recording


Scatter The Mud

SCORES – PDF

slow recording

quick recording 


The Lilting Banshee

SCORES – PDF

slow recording

quick recording

 

 

Scores and recordings by Jana Bezpalcová
Article by Jindra Kelíšek
Published on 28/11/2013