I have a couple of classes starting Saturday, March 25th. Jamming is at 2:30 and the Waltz Ensemble is at 4:00. I hope to see you in class. If not I’ll see you down the road. Call 773.728.6000 or sign up at oldtownschool.org.
Jamming with your Guitar Playing Friends
Allá En El Rancho Grande…..
I learned this from my Uncle Jimmy way back…take a look
Here’s a recording of Lotus Dickey playing . . .
Paddy on the Handcar in A Dorian mode.
Lotus Dickey (1911-89) lived on Grease Gravy hill south of Paoli in Orange County, Indiana.
This week we worked on Black Eyed Suzy, which can be found in the Kids’ Section of the Tune Archive here:
We also started a tune called Inchapikua, here is a link:
Inchapikua is part of a group of tunes that are used to represent the fishermen who cast their butterfly nets early in the morning. The tune comes from the state of Michoacán and is a pirecua. A pirecua is a tune that is syncopated.
Hi Monday Fiddle 2-
We’ve decided to do We’re Going to be Friends for graduation. We’re working out some harmonies, it’s going to rock!
Here is a you tube video of the tune
See you tonight!
Here are some tunes Jason and I played over at the Hexham Gathering. Jaime Allen is a really popular tune, kind of like our Angeline the Baker, I think (which they also play!
Some say that Jaime Allen was the last man to be hung in Durham – whoa!
Here is Reed House Rant
Here is Jaime Allen with Salmon Tails Up the Water
They should be up on the Tune Archive soon, too!
We learned a tune originally taught to the Old-Time Ensemble class in September 1996 by Bruce Greene of Burnsville, North Carolina.
Steppin’ in the Parlor (This is Bruce playing the tune with Steve in ’96.)
Bruce will be featured at the Fiddle Club of the World meeting, Friday April 15, 8:30p at the Atlantic Bar & Grill (5062 Lincoln). He’ll also be giving a workshop at the School on Saturday April 16 at 1:30.
Jolie Blonde by Al Berard & Friends
This is a good one. Ignore all the others recorded by me in the Tune Archive
Check out this great video that Jason McInnes put together for us!
Parents, and students, thanks for being a part of this great community!