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Christmas song--Jingle Bells

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Size: 1,412kb, uploaded 12/15/2012 4:08:12 PM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the TOTW--12/14/12

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Christmas song--Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

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Size: 729kb, uploaded 12/10/2011 2:25:39 PM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

The melody is tender and pretty.

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Christmas song--Joy to the World

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Size: 730kb, uploaded 12/11/2012 7:14:36 PM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

One of the caroling songs we do every year.

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Christmas song--O Come All Ye Faithful

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Size: 1,280kb, uploaded 12/6/2012 5:42:37 AM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A very old hymn widely sung today.

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Christmas song--Silver Bells

Posted by JanetB, written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans

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Size: 1,006kb, uploaded 12/2/2011 6:02:24 AM
Genre: Popular / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A song I sang long ago in the school choir.

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Christmas song--The Little Drummer Boy

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Size: 781kb, uploaded 12/9/2011 6:13:17 AM
Genre: Popular / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

The first graders like to play the drums on this one.

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Christmas song--We Three Kings

Posted by JanetB, written by Rev. John Henry Hopkins, Jr.

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Size: 619kb, uploaded 12/13/2011 6:08:01 AM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Fun to play with full chords, like a piano.

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Christmas song--Winter Wonderland

Posted by JanetB, written by Felix Bernard & Richard B. Smith

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Size: 804kb, uploaded 12/6/2011 5:49:30 AM
Genre: Popular / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A popular Christmas song written in 1934.

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Christmas Time's A-Comin'

Posted by JanetB, written by Tex Logan

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Size: 1,173kb, uploaded 12/1/2011 5:53:38 AM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Bill Monroe sang this one. It's the perkiest Christmas song I've heard.

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Chuck Levy's Flames Upon the Cuyahoga

Posted by JanetB, written by Chuck Levy

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Size: 942kb, uploaded 12/14/2013 3:01:06 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the TOTW, 12/13/13, this is an original by Chuck Levy named for a disastrous diesel oil fire upon an actual river in Ohio. I'm playing cello banjo with Chuck's video and hope the recording quality is bearable.

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Church in the Wildwood

Posted by JanetB, written by William S. Pitts

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Size: 2,597kb, uploaded 9/30/2012 8:23:36 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)

Written in 1857, but recorded by the Carter Family in the late 1920's. Definitely a favorite jam song for Kit and I, "Plinky and Plunky."

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Citico (TOTW)

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Size: 1,220kb, uploaded 1/2/2016 11:35:29 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 1-1-16, this version comes from Marcus Martin (1881 - 1974), North Carolina fiddler, though the town he sings of is in Tennessee. He said that his father, Rowan Martin, played this tune.

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Clear Water (CB)

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Size: 1,327kb, uploaded 10/21/2015 10:45:15 AM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

The tuning some call SRB or Cumberland Gap (fDGCD) is fun to play around with, as in this tune. It gave me the feel of three-finger rolls with clawhammer.

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Clinch Mountain Backstep

Posted by JanetB, written by Ralph Stanley

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Size: 704kb, uploaded 7/14/2012 4:05:08 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the bluegrass boys who are so lightning quick and pin-point accurate, here's my mountain modal clawhammer. Thanks, guys.

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Coal Harbor Bend (TOTW)

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Size: 1,627kb, uploaded 4/1/2017 12:57:55 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This old-time Tune of the Week, 3/31/17, came from the playing of Kentucky fiddler Manon Campbell who learned it from his aunt. The story is that a boat was caught in a slow whirlpool at Coal Harbor Bend and didn't realize that the dance tune they kept hearing, thinking they were floating downriver, was from the same gathering at the house by the river. My arrangement comes from fiddler Rhys Jones of the group Bigfoot.

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Coleman's March

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Size: 1,560kb, uploaded 7/17/2015 9:13:42 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week. I learned this listening to Don Borchelt and Ed Britt. Instead of using double D tuning for the key of D, I'm in open G and tuned down the 5th string to an A note. That may be a little quirky I suppose, but sounds okay to me and avoids the dissonance when playing the open G chord in the second measure.

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Come Back Boys and Feed the Horses

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Size: 763kb, uploaded 5/10/2014 6:39:28 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the TOTW, 5-9-14, from Christian Wig and Mark Ward's fiddling. Played in modal tuning on a Mac Traynham Whyte Laydie openback.

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Constantine Maguire

Posted by JanetB, written by Turlough O'Carolan

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Size: 1,184kb, uploaded 5/21/2015 5:45:55 PM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A pretty planxty by O'Carolan written to honor a patron known to have brought together two great blind Irish harpists.

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Cookhouse Joe

Posted by JanetB, written by Noah Bingham

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Size: 520kb, uploaded 6/26/2012 10:33:35 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Learned for the Tune of the Week from the playing of Kentucky fiddler Estill Bingham. This one's also in Jeff Todd Titon's Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes book with its 170 tunes.

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Cora Dye (TOTW)

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Size: 1,472kb, uploaded 6/13/2015 7:49:41 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, this version comes from Illinois fiddler Jim Reed on the Dear Old Illinois CD set, ready to be re-released soon. Cora Dye was the name of a musician who taught Mr. Reed, but the original name may have been Old Sage Friend. See the TOTW: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/305004. Hope you enjoy this delicate first effort to learn the tune.

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