Week #387 ~ Money Musk

  1. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    This week's winner is Money Musk, which was submitted as an Old Time tune.

    I found this for Money Musk, but it's saying it's an Irish tune!

    It includes this abc:

    T: The Money Musk
    R: Reel
    N: Irish Style
    N: Collected by Cronin
    B: O'Neill's 1361
    Z: Transcribed by Trish O'Neil
    Z: Corrected by John Chambers
    M: C|
    L: 1/8
    K: A
    af|e>c (3ccc fcdf|edcA BEGB|edcB Aaga|befg agaf|
    edca fcdf|edcA BEGB|edcB Aaga|fdBd cAA||
    e|agae cefg|agba gaef|agae cdeg|fdBd cAAe|
    (ag)(gf) (fe)(ec)|dfec dcBA|GABd cefa|gbega2|]

    Here are some videos: This one says its an 18th century Scottish Contra Dance..

    Here's another....this one is more in the old-time flavor, I think!

    Hey, I have this CD!

    If it's a contra dance, you might as well see some dancers!

  2. Bob Michel
    Bob Michel
    It's from Scotland originally, I believe.


    But it's pretty common in American old-time circles, and I sometimes hear it at Irish sessions here.

    Bob Michel
    Near Philly
  3. Bob Michel
    Bob Michel
    Here's an attempt.

    Bob Michel
    Near Philly
  4. Mandophyte
    The village of Monymusk is about 18 miles WNW of Aberdeen, Scotland.
  5. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    Good arrangement, Bob, and fine picking.
  6. Bob Michel
    Bob Michel
    Thanks, John!

    Bob Michel
    Near Philly
  7. luurtie
    Nice work Bob!
  8. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    After all the fine reels offered, I decided, being a Scot, to offer the tune in what may well be its original form - the Strathspey. Played on my mandolin, octave and guitar. Note too the spelling, from the Aberdeenshire location.

  9. James Rankine
    James Rankine
    That's the real deal John - couldn't be more Scottish. Really well done.
  10. Jairo Ramos Parra
    Jairo Ramos Parra
    Mr. Kelly, chapeau!
  11. dustyamps
    Nice recordings and blend of instruments by Bob and John. Thanks for sharing.
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