Erik, I think you mean the Fox Hunter's Reel. The jig is a slip jig; the
reel is a 40-bar tune. Along those lines, Gravel Walks is typically played
as a 4-part, 40-bar tune (ABCDD) when it's played other than for contras so
could be added to your list of 40-bar tunes.
One issue with looking for sets with those tunes in them is that if the set
isn't intended for dancing, the remaining tunes in the set are not likely
to be 40 bars as well. Could be there are a few dance bands that have
recorded 40-bar sets that you'd find searching for the tunes, though.
On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 2:35 PM Erik Hoffman via Contra Callers <
Here's a nice recording of Little Billy Wilson by
Jane Rothfield. I don't
know how long it is because I only heard the snippet:
I'd look for other good 40-bar tunes like:
- Three Thin Dimes
- Three-way Hornpipe
- The Snoring Mrs. Gobiel
- the 5-part Fox Hunter's Jig
I know there are more, but that might be a start.
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