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Big Scioty

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Size: 3,029kb, uploaded 5/7/2008 5:58:48 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This version is based on Adam Hurt's signature version. He gets so much more music out of the tune than I can at this point. Played on my Bay State Model 318. (BTW I asked Adam if it was OK for me to post this tune modeled after his version, and he graciously agreed.) Soon maybe I can post an improved version.

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Charleston #1

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Size: 1,566kb, uploaded 7/7/2008 4:12:59 PM
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Narmour & Smith tune based on an arrangement by Evie Ladin of the Stairwell Sisters. I was fortunate to interview her for the July 2008 BNL. Tab for this tune accompanied the article. Played on 1890s Bay State Model 300 A-scale.

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Cold Frosty Morning

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Size: 1,186kb, uploaded 11/22/2006 7:22:06 PM
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Classic oldtime tune. This version is based on Ken Perlman's tab.

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Coleman's March

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Size: 2,519kb, uploaded 12/23/2007 9:38:26 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

I've been obsessed with this tune since hearing Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer play it with Marcy on the banjo cello. Pete Sutherland has a couple of fine fiddle versions too. Double-C tuning on Bay State 318.

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Domaredansen

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Size: 518kb, uploaded 7/19/2019 6:08:19 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

TOTW for 7/19/2019 from Janolov.

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Hard Times Come Again No More

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Size: 1,821kb, uploaded 1/1/2008 2:34:57 PM
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Played on my Bay State Model 318 with Nylgut strings.

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I Buried My Wife & Danced on Top of Her Grave

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Size: 1,720kb, uploaded 10/15/2011 7:06:23 PM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Practice before a contra dance with fiddler teaching us a new jig in 6/8 time. Key of D (aDADE).

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Josefin's Waltz

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Size: 3,674kb, uploaded 5/16/2010 7:52:40 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A new waltz for the Monday Night contra dance band to learn. This sample contains two full iterations of the waltz. Key of F. Right-click on the Download button and select 'Save Target as. . .' to save this for your practice.

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Knowles' Edge

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Size: 1,448kb, uploaded 1/13/2008 2:13:56 PM
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This tune came to me shortly after Dan Knowles did some neck work on my 1890's Bay State 318. There are obvious echoes of Clinch Mtn. Backstep and Pretty Little Dog. G modal. Edited to remove silent space at end of the tune.

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Midnight on the Water

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Size: 1,354kb, uploaded 12/1/2007 2:48:20 PM
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Another waltz in double-C tuning capoed to D.

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Paddy on a Handcar

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Size: 1,222kb, uploaded 11/22/2006 8:20:48 PM
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Jim McGee, a fine guitarist and banjo player in Louisville, taught me this tune at a contra dance musicians' workshop.

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Rose in the Mountain

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Size: 1,662kb, uploaded 8/9/2012 3:54:26 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A sweet John Salyer tune played on my Reiter Regent.

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Shebeg Shemore

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Size: 1,331kb, uploaded 11/22/2006 8:24:02 PM
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A beautiful waltz from O'Carolan. Based on tab by Ken Perlman.

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Shove That Pig's Foot a Little Closer to the Fire

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Size: 1,993kb, uploaded 5/1/2007 6:58:36 PM
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I learned this tune from the Cold Mountain soundtrack where it's called Ruby With Eyes That Sparkle.

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Southwind

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Size: 1,877kb, uploaded 12/23/2007 3:31:15 PM
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A popular waltz tune in G played on my 1890's Bay State Model 318.

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Star Above the Garter / Kesh Jig

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Size: 8,039kb, uploaded 9/8/2010 4:50:51 PM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A pair of jigs from a Louisville contra dance in August 2009. A poor, lengthy (8:30) recording, but it helped me realize how I slid off the beat on Kesh Jig, so I have been able to tighten up my playing and hit the beat consistently.

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Star of the County Down

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Size: 1,450kb, uploaded 11/22/2006 8:27:08 PM
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Waltz in Gm tuning. Based on great tab by Mike Iverson (Bluesage).

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Tombigbee Waltz

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Size: 2,188kb, uploaded 12/23/2007 3:32:21 PM
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Waltz in G played on my Bay State Model 318.

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Westphalia Waltz

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Size: 1,876kb, uploaded 10/27/2006 9:42:04 PM
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I really enjoy playing waltzes on the banjo. The tempo is friendly and there's time to listen and enjoy while you play. This is played on my 1890's Bay State banjo.

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Year of Jubilo

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Size: 1,226kb, uploaded 11/22/2006 8:29:46 PM
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This version is based on tab by Dan Levenson.

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