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Road to Boston (TOTW)

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Size: 1,292kb, uploaded 9/27/2019 11:31:11 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, this arrangement of Road to Boston comes from the musical notation of fifer William Morris at the beginning of the American Revolution. The soldiers must have felt upbeat when they marched to it.

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Road to the Isles (TOTW)

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Size: 1,831kb, uploaded 6/5/2015 8:41:20 PM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This week's old-time Tune of the Week coincides with D-Day and was played by a fifer from the British Isles as his troop landed at Normandy. The Isles referred to in the song are the Hebrides west of Scotland. If you look at tourist advertisements for the area it's quite a beautiful region. I attempted to add a rhythmic technique called Scottish snaps which makes it sound Gaelic, so they say. They're basically dotted eighth notes played with the fast part first and the dotted part last.

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Rochester Waltz

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Size: 1,555kb, uploaded 8/6/2016 5:50:42 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

The old-time Tune of the Week, 8/5/16 is really Rochester Schottische, as played by Tommy Jarrell. I decided to turn the 4/4 timing to waltz time.

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Rock the Cradle Joe

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Size: 1,136kb, uploaded 8/2/2012 10:00:40 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

I heard this on Ken Elk.'s video recently and it became one I "had" to learn. I'd heard it before, but who knows when and where. West Virginian fiddler Franklin George is credited with it, but he got it from someone else, and so on.

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Rocking in the Weary Land (TOTW)

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Size: 1,315kb, uploaded 5/18/2018 9:50:00 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 5/18/18, this tune was learned by a young Luther Davis (1889 - 1986) from his neighbors Isom and Fielden Rector of Dalhart, VA near Galax). Luther said he didn't like it, but learned it out of respect for his older mentors.

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Rocky Road to Jordan

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Size: 1,436kb, uploaded 10/8/2015 10:02:50 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Here's Nebraskan fiddler Bob Walters' tune which was an old time Tune of the Week in 2011. Bob Walters was called the smoothest fiddler he'd ever heard by R.P. Christeson, who compiled hundreds of fiddle tunes in his two volumes called Old-Time Fiddler's Repertory. I first heard Chuck Levy play this and felt challenged to give it a try, as well as learn more about its source. I'm not sure whether the Jordan refers to the river in Israel or a town in the USA. What do you think?

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Rolling River (TOTW)

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Size: 1,412kb, uploaded 7/25/2017 8:30:46 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 7/21/17, Rolling River comes from the Dear Old Illinois collection from the playing of Richland County, Illinois fiddler Delbar Tarpley, born in 1900. A nice tune, I'd say.

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Roscoe (TOTW)

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Size: 1,184kb, uploaded 4/15/2017 3:07:37 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 4/15/17, Roscoe comes from the fiddling of Kyle Creed, who previously I only was familiar with as a well-known banjo picker and maker. It's a good dance tune.

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Roscoe Parish's Waltz

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Size: 2,190kb, uploaded 3/9/2013 12:24:09 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Coal Creek, Virginia fiddler Roscoe Parish (1897 - 1984) was visited and recorded in the 80's by Andy Cahan and Alice Gerrard. I found this tune in the Milliner-Koken American Fiddle Tunes Book and an MP3 of Alice performing it. Its melody is like a music box! As I'm researching Roscoe Parish right now; it's given me more insight into his music. This tune is related to Flying Indian and O Lassie, Art Thou Sleeping Yet?, indicating it has deep roots.

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Rose in the Mountain

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Size: 1,699kb, uploaded 8/8/2012 7:08:43 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

John Salyer of Kentucky is credited with this version of the song in Jeff Titon's book of old-time Kentucky fiddle tunes. It's a beautiful and crooked tune.

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Round the Horn--TOTW

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Size: 1,005kb, uploaded 4/5/2014 11:15:09 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the Tune of the Week, 4/4/14. Jay Ungar has an art for writing modern beautiful old-time tunes. I like the title of this tune because I'm from California and the early history of this state is interesting. I'd recommend reading William Henry Dana, Jr.'s book "Two Years the Mast" for a literary picture of going "round the horn."

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Roxanna Waltz

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Size: 1,074kb, uploaded 8/13/2011 6:03:48 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A sleepy waltz. Kenny Baker recorded it. It modulates from C to A and back to C.

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Run Rabbit Run

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Size: 701kb, uploaded 6/22/2012 10:21:07 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Learned from the playing of Jim Reed who says he learned it as a boy from his father. It's not like Stringbean's version, but when I first heard it I knew I wanted to learn Jim's way. Jim picks it, I clawhammer, and, as Jim tells in his interview with Paul Roberts, his dad played this clawhammer style, too, on a beautiful old Bacon banjo that Jim snuck and played.

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Rye Straw

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Size: 659kb, uploaded 11/15/2013 8:06:31 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the Tune of the Week, Nov. 15, 2013, based on Melvin Wine's version. Melvin played it in A. I arranged this one in open G tuning.

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Sail Away Ladies

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Size: 1,270kb, uploaded 5/12/2013 6:07:01 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the Tune of the Week 5/13/13, based on Tommy Jarrell's fiddling. It's different from the tune as I learned it growing up. Played on my Bart Reiter Whyte Laydie in the tuning eDGBD.

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Sail Away Ladies (J.P. Fraley version)

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Size: 1,002kb, uploaded 10/29/2014 6:16:12 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Learning from Kentucky fiddler J.P. Fraley is always a treat. His style is always flowing and cheerful. J.P. says he thinks he learned Sail Away Ladies from his father, Richard, though at first he cited Ed Haley, the famous blind fiddler. As a child, J.P. would listen to Ed for hours on the street corner of Ashland while his father was on business. This version doesn't resemble any other Sail Away Ladies I've heard.

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Sail Away Ladies (Luther Davis) (TOTW)

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Size: 1,460kb, uploaded 8/3/2018 9:32:59 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Learned from the playing of Virginia fiddler Luther Davis for the Tune of the Week, 8/3/18, this is yet another melody with the title Sail Away Ladies. Luther played it at a relaxed pace and had learned it from a friend named Charlie Higgins, also one of his mentors. I'm playing on my Mac Traynham Whyte Laydie in the key of G.

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Saint Anne's Reel

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Size: 1,243kb, uploaded 7/17/2012 3:04:37 PM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This one's for Jim, whose playing is inimitable, but he's glad to have us join in!

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Saint Anne's Reel

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Size: 813kb, uploaded 8/13/2012 12:29:34 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Unknown/None Chosen

This one was tabbed out by Alan Munde. It's for Ian's Alan Munde post on Sound Off!

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Sal's Got Mud Between Her Toes (TOTW)

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Size: 1,747kb, uploaded 8/26/2017 12:34:11 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 8/25/17, this comes from the fiddling of Kentuckian Pat Kingerly, born in 1912. Funny, but somebody posted it on youtube as "Sow's Got Mud Between Her Toes." That title makes sense!

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