Time Signatures - Reels, Jigs, etc

Martin I Campbell-Colquhoun

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Hi,
As a non-musician, how does one tell the difference between jigs and reels?
I did hear there was a catchy phrase for each which I have forgotten.
Perhaps some well known tunes as examples please.
Hornpipes seem easy enough to pick, also strathspeys of course.
Thanks, Martin Campbell-Colquhoun
Adelaide, Australia.

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