Apples in Winter
This is an online fiddle lesson for the celtic tune "Apples in Winter."
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Skill Level: Intermediate
Key of Em
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Video #1: Here is a video of my daughter playing "Apples in Winter."
"Apples in Winter," also known as "Kennedy's Jig" and "General White's Jig," appears in Joyce's Ancient Irish Music, Dublin 1890. The melody is at least as old as the latter 19th century, for O'Neill (1913) records it was the first jig learned as a boy by Callinafercy, Kilcoleman, County Kerry fiddler and uilleann piper William F. Hanafin, born in 1875 (who later, as an adolescent, emigrated to Massachusetts). O'Neill (1922) remarks: "Known to the fiddlers and pipers on this side of the Atlantic in later years as 'Apples in Winter', it was printed under that name in the O'Neill collections, but no variant of the popular jig so far in circulation, displays the skill of that played by the versatile Billy Hanafin, proficient on both instruments."