The Toko Mouth Reel


The Dowager’s Hump (Slip-Slide)

Recently after I’d had a spot of back physiotherapy my wife said to me “You don’t want to end up with a Dowager’s Hump”! I’d never heard that phrase before and immediately thought the title was like one of the quirky names of old Irish tunes! So I put the title on this tune which I had just composed that day.

This is an unusual and tricky kind of jig in 15/8, with a sneaky 12/8 at the end. Think of it like a slip jig mixed with a slide, hence I call it a slip-slide. 

​Hopefully you won’t get the hump with this tune…………