Mudcat Café message #21151 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3622   Message #21151
Posted By: Anon.
10-Feb-98 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: Celtic Music
Subject: RE: Celtic Music
I dunno. The 9/8 ones were called slip jigs or hop jigs. Some slipped, some hopped, maybe some even managed to dance a bit. I think it was from getting broken arms in the latter that they developed the hornpipe type with the arms stiff at the sides.