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Cottage in the Grove

Posted by robmac07


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Size: 1,782kb, uploaded 11/8/2008 3:45:14 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

An old time fiddle tune I heard years ago from Art Rosenbaum. It's an old Irish reel that made it's way to Appalachia and Art described his version was from a banjo arrangement by Jim Lucas of a 'rare fiddle tune'. I play this one clawhammer style in 'sawmill tuning' (gDGCD) on my locally built White Swallow open back, and overdubbed some guitar.

11 comments on “Cottage in the Grove”

bsa Says:
Saturday, November 8, 2008 @3:49:45 AM

Nice one Rob!


festusbug Says:
Sunday, November 9, 2008 @4:45:13 PM

Hi Rob - that is very tidy playing - I've been enjoying your posts - when you coming to Tasmania?

robmac07 Says:
Sunday, November 9, 2008 @5:47:03 PM

Thanks for the comments Dave and Fred

Thanks Fred for the info on the tune - an Irish reel from Donegal. It must have found it's way into Appalachia via an old Irish fiddler (like so many other fine tunes). I first heard it from Art Rosenbaum many years ago and found that his version was from a banjo arrangement by Jim Lucas of a 'rare fiddle tune' .



cuz Says:
Sunday, February 8, 2009 @6:17:50 AM

Lovely playing Rob..just learning this myself so thanks for posting it on the Hangoout, its a great help

robmac07 Says:
Monday, February 9, 2009 @2:09:01 AM

Thanks for the kind words Mark
I learnt this one out about 5 - 6 years ago from a recording by Art Rosenbaum, the great US folk music, bluegrass and old timey collector. It was his book in the 1960s (Old Time Mountain Banjo) that helped me to get started with clawhammer. Wasn't much around then and mostly had LPs which we'd slow down


Fortune Says:
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @6:29:36 AM

 Rob:    Great tune and very well played !

Derick Winterbottom Says:
Monday, August 31, 2009 @10:59:18 PM

Good job ,nice tune in sawmill  tunimg.

From the "Earl Scruggs of the Plumbing Fraternity."



Old Man Emu Says:
Saturday, February 5, 2011 @4:49:00 PM

Well played Rob, enjoyed the tune. Keep them coming.

pluckyfingers Says:
Sunday, February 6, 2011 @3:23:09 PM

Working on this one now Rob. With fiddle, banjo and guitar, this one would go down well with an audience, a reel toe tapper.

croceater Says:
Friday, March 13, 2015 @8:15:01 PM

wow great tune ,I also have a' white swallow '. swagman old timey. yours sound fantastic .

JanetB Says:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 @8:10:06 AM

A full, wonderful performance, Rob. It sounds like a tune I'd like to play, too!

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