Apples in Winter

This is an online fiddle lesson for the celtic tune "Apples in Winter."

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Genre: Celtic
Skill Level: Intermediate
Key of Em

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Video #1: Here is a video of my daughter playing "Apples in Winter."

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"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."

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  • #45682

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    This is an online fiddle lesson for the celtic tune “Apples in Winter.” See the full post at: Apples in Winter

    #45684
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    I first thought you found a way to produce apples in the wintertime!  Sounds good…your daughter is really a natural on the fiddle.  I think I’ve heard this before…sounds vaguely familiar.  One of these days I plan to get to Celtic…lots of everything you need right here.  Good stuff, as always!

    #45688

    fiddlinhiker
    Participant

    Bravo! Your daughter was wonderful … enjoyed listening.

    #45692

    Joe
    Participant

    That is nice. The tune does sound similar to something else I have heard before. Great job of playing.

    #45696
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Thank you for another great tune, John! Arwen  is very good!

    #45700
    nagumaq
    nagumaq
    Participant

    Wow , so beautiful, I m hooked ! Got to learn it . Arwen  , you sound great ! The Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree they say :O)

    #45722

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Haha thanks everyone. I hope to get her to crank out some more Celtic tunes for us in the near future.

    #45746
    Great Scott
    Great Scott
    Moderator

    Very nicely played, Arwen.  Thank you for brining this to us.  Very catchy tune.

    It reminds me of an old sea shanty.  Thinks me might do a wee jig around the poop deck after we’ve scrubbed it down, before that blighty old Captain Ahab decides to scratch it up with his splintery wooden leg.  Come to think of it:  this tune has overtones of Fisher’s hornpipe.  Maybe ’twas the same sailor who penned both of ’em, just before old Ahab made ‘im walk the plank.     🙂

    #45774
    peggys
    peggys
    Participant

    I have to take this one to work with me and start practicing…sounds much like another favorite “Swallowtail Jig”

    Thanks for the lesson…I haven’t felt like learning anything new for a while 😉

     

    #45775
    Rock
    Rock
    Participant

    Peggy, I hope you will learn it and put it in the Lions Den.

    I hope you and yours are doing well.

     

     

    #45776
    ruckydoo
    ruckydoo
    Participant

    Very nice job!  I can’t play at that level …yet but this certainly increases my awareness of my need to practice more.    Your daughter seems to have inherited dad’s skills. and that’s splendid!

    #45777

    Angela
    Participant

    awesome job Arwen.

    With St Patty’s around the corner, I’m looking for some more Celtic tunes!!!  Beautifully done!  Love Gu’s comment….the apple has not fallen far, for sure!

    Angela

    #45891

    Kaeleigh
    Participant

    Thank you Mr. Cockman for such a wonderful tune and lesson! This is just the kind of tune I like to play! Surprisingly, I’ve never heard it before, and I thought I was pretty well informed as far as Celtic music goes! So excited to learn this one!

    Also, Arwen, you’re a superb fiddler! Thank you!

    Does anyone think the tune is a little reminiscent of the road to Lisdoonvarna?

    #45902

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    It does sound kind of like Lisdoonvarna!

    Arwen has been enjoying Celtic recently. I think she wants to play the Kesh Jig next.

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