Ha! No, I hum mostly. I've been working out melodies while I work. 🙂
I'm kind of with Japov on this... really reminds me of an Irish ballad. That's not a bad thing at all, though I think the time signature is just fine, but I could see a 3/4 working as well. But if you're technically doing Irish music, a lot of it is in 9/8. I only know this because I'm married to an Irish woman who was an Irish dancer, and I played quite a bit of Irish dancing music over the years. 🙂
Hey Brendan, thanks for listening. I'm Scottish, so technically I'm doing Scottish music. 🙂 There's a lot of overlap of course, and there are lots of old melodies that people don't really know which country it came from originally. That's the music I grew up with and it's kind of default mode for me. There are differences though, and this feels more Scottish to me. To complicate matters, my wife is from Ireland, and my daughters are both Irish dancers, although the Scottish half of them wants to move their arms and get a bit wilder. When I think of 9/8, I tend to think of slip jigs rather than ballads.
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All four of my daughters and two of my sons competed and danced out on St. Paddy's day. 🙂 My favorite place was this called CB Hannigans that closed off an entire city block for a HUGE St. Paddy's Day celebration. All-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink. As an accompanying parent, I'd get in free, then arrange to have my wife drive the girls to the rest of the venues. Many great times were to be had! 🙂