This work was dedicated to conductor, Chris Holmes, and composer, Douglas Wagner.
There is a wonderfully timeless quality about folk rhythm and melody. Inspired by the simplicity and beauty of the Scots-Irish folk style, Kerr pays tribute to this genre with original tunes meant to sound ancient and authentic. The first movement, entitled “Dance” is a jaunty and positive tune depicting life in a simpler time. The second movement, “Aire,” is a beautiful melody with a pastoral feel which brings to mind the image of green fields, fresh air, and the blue sky of the Irish countryside. The “Jig” is a happy tune which evokes thoughts of a country dance.