Poll Tune Suggestions

  1. justkaron

    'You're Running Wild' (country)
    ...made popular by the fabulous Louvin Brothers. Written by Ray Edenton and Don Winters.
  2. OldSausage
    Chinquapin Hunting - Old Time.
  3. Sasquatch
    'Land of Lincoln' or 'Pilgrims Knob' - lesser known Monroe Tunes.
  4. SMH
    How about some ragtime?
    Dill Pickle Rag
    Pig('s) Ankle Rag
  5. Eddie Sheehy
    Shady Grove / Matty Groves
  6. Marcelyn
    Looks like Shady Grove was Week 26, Eddie. But Matty Groves hasn't been done yet. If you need its genre Barbra, you could call it English/Old Time ballad
  7. Michael Pastucha
    Michael Pastucha
    Here a bunch of tunes from the playing of Benny Thomasson, who was an old time Texas style fiddler.
    Bush in the Shucks
    Fourteen Days in Georgia
    Steeley's Rag
    Polk County Breakdown
    Old Apple Blossom
    Red Apple Rag
    Scolding Wife
    Laughing Boy
    Wild John
    Shucking the Bush
    Tom & Jerry
    Bonnie Kate
  8. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
  9. fatt-dad
    I'll suggest, "Rye Straw." I love playing this tune!

  10. jonny250
    i would like to suggest:
    The Fox
    The Crow [Steve Martin]
  11. Hendrik Luurtsema
    Hendrik Luurtsema
    Frank Wakefield wrote "New Camptow Races" in 1952. It's such a fun tune. very speedy but not too difficult. I made a recording, but hope to make a cleaner one sometime..

  12. Hendrik Luurtsema
    Hendrik Luurtsema
    Another suggestion...

    The "Itzbin Reel" from John reischman and The Good Ol' persons
    I made a recording yesterday..

  13. SMH
    How about this beautiful fiddle/pipe tune by John McCusker of the Battlefield Band?

    Leaving Friday Harbor - waltz

    And there is an ABC version on The Session
  14. jonny250
    "Across the great divide" - there is a great mp3 version with mandolin by cori brewster.
  15. Alex Orr
    Alex Orr
    How about "Tater Patch", which is traditionally old-timey but has been done as a bluegrass number by Bryan Sutton.
  16. Alex Orr
    Alex Orr
    I'm working on Farewell Blues right now, and somewhat selfishly, would love to see it as a Song of the Week, if for no other reason than to steal ideas
  17. James Rankine
    James Rankine
    Can I suggest Calum's Road, a rather beautiful Strathspey. Apologies if it has already been through the system and I have missed it.
  18. Hendrik Luurtsema
    Hendrik Luurtsema
    My Suggestion is "Gally Of Lorne", an old Gaelic waltz. I made a quick recording of it. It's a Scottisch Traditional written by Robbie Burns

  19. Eddie Sheehy
    The Lonely Mountain
    Concerning Hobbits
  20. Marcelyn
    Boston Boy BG/OT
  21. davidtoc
    I'll suggest the Rochdale Coconut Dance

  22. James Rankine
    James Rankine
    I'd like to propose The White Petticoat, a Jig
  23. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
  24. Cue Zephyr
    Cue Zephyr
    I either don't know how to search, or this one hasn't been suggested yet.

    Tony Rice - Manzanita
  25. Hendrik Luurtsema
    Hendrik Luurtsema
    I found two tunes from the same guy. So different and so funny!

    the first is a bavarian Polka called "Ganz Zach" and the second the well known Benny Hill- tune from Chet Atkins "Yackety Axe"

    Ganz Zach

    Yackety Axe

    I love the way he plays them
  26. SMH
    Seeing as Concerning Hobbits is doing so well, how about another outside the box suggestion - Fields of Gold

    Here is a good instrumental version

  27. SMH
    How about this fun modern Scottish Jig - Calliope House
  28. SMH
    Ooops it was week #111
    Have to record it
  29. fatt-dad
    I'm relearning, "The Snowflake Reel." I'm getting, "Maggie Brown's Favorite" up to speed. I don't think either of these tunes has made the social group. I'd say the first is old time. The second is O'Carolan.

  30. Marcelyn
    I thought Snowflake Reel sounded familiar. It was way back on Week 146. You should bring it back up to the top of the pile with your version sometime.
  31. SMH
    Another jig then - this one Irish. The Humours of Trim, also known as The Sea Image or the Rolling Wave. Here is a Chieftains medley with it, at about 1:30.

    and another version

  32. Alex Orr
    Alex Orr
    How about "Summertime" by Gershwin?
  33. Michael Pastucha
    Michael Pastucha
    Soppin' the Gravy (aka Little Betty Brown). It's a great old time tune often played by Texas style fiddlers. Plays nicely on the mandolin too. Key of D.
  34. SMH
    A nice reel - MacArthur's Road

  35. SMH
    Here are two fiddle tunes that are often played together - especially by pipers.

    Jenny Dang the Weaver

    and Itchy Fingers
  36. jonny250
    How about 'Dont think twice, its alright' Bob Dylan song? been covered in lots of different styles including Bluegrass.

    and old Jellyhead:
  37. SMH
    Anyone ever suggest Dixie Hoedown?

  38. fatt-dad
    to go with the, "King of the Pipers," we need the, "King of the Fairies."

  39. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    I'm finally getting around to updating my list I'm working from which excludes all the past tunes, winners or losers! This is part one of my current list of poll tune suggestions. These are mixed genre (if you go through this list, and see a tune without a genre listed, and know what it is, please send me a message and I'll add it!)

    As always, if you have any tunes you'd like to see on a poll, please either post them here, or send me a private message! I'll see that they get on the lists!

    Across the Great Divide (309, 310, 311)xx

    Besame Mucho (322, 323, 324)
    Bully of the Town (312, 313, 314)xxx

    Careless Love (316, 317, 318, )xx
    Christmas is Coming, the Goose is Getting Fat (294, 295)xx
    Crazy Creek (302, 303, 304, 305)xxx

    Down in the Swamp (306, 307, 308)

    Flitter dance (IT/Manx)
    Fred Digs Up A Hornet's Nest (309, 310, 311, 312, 313)xxx

    Go Down, Moses (319, 320, 321, 322, 323)xxx
    Ground Speed - BG (284, 285, 286, 287)xx

    Happy Birthday To You (285, 286, 287)xx
    Hey Joe (307, 308, 309)xx
    High on a Mountain - BG (291, 292, 294, 295)xx
    Home Sweet Home

    John Hardy - BG (324)
    Johnny the Blacksmith ~ fiddle tune (306, 307, 308)xxx
    Joys of Wedlock ~ IT jig (317, 318, 319)xxx

    Kitty of Coleraine (jig) (302, 303, 304)xx
    Knockbauer Polka #1 IT
    Knockbauer Polka #2 IT

    Leaving Friday Harbor (300, 301, 302)xx
    Longing for Spring (Mozart) (314, 315, 316, 317)xxxx

    Mama Don't Allow - BG (298, 299,300, 301,302)xx
    Midnight in Moscow (320)
    Molly Mason
    Muttering Woman

    New Money (299,300, 301)xxx

    Oh Mandolin (310, 311, 312)xxx
    Old French (which goes well with the Snowflake Reel)
    Old Grimes
    Otter's Holt/IT

    Paddy on the Handcar (285, 286, 287, 288)xx
    Panhandle Country (318, 319)xxx

    Raglan Road - slow air - IT (305, 306, 307, 308)xxx
    Rose of Avonmore (IT) (324)
    Run, Johnny, Run - BG (303, 304)xx
    Rye Straw (278, 279, 280, 281)xxxx

    Salmon tails up the water (IT/Scottish)
    Santa is Coming to Town

    Tabhair Dom Do Lamh - IT
    Ten Penny Bit - IT

    The Boys of Ballycastle (IT)
    The Burning of the Piper's Hut
    The Dash to Portobello (reel) (276, 277, 278, 279)xx
    The Earl's Chair/IT
    The Fox (320, 321, 322, 323)xxxxx
    The Galician - polka (282, 283, 284)xx
    The Green Groves of Erin (reel) - IT
    The Humours of Ballyconnell (reel)
    The Humours of Trim (Sea Image, The Rolling Wave) ~ IT
    "The Jack Rabbit Trail" from Butch Baldassari
    The Kerry - jig - IT (314, 315, 316)
    The Lonely Mountain(303, 304, 305)xxx
    The Maid of Ardagh, Polka - IT (295, 296.297, 298)xxx
    The Mullingar Lee (reel)
    The Piper's Despair (reel) - IT (320)
    The Sailor on the Rock (reel) - IT (288, 289, 290, 291)xxx
    The Steeplechase (reel)

    Theme from 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini /Nino Roto) ~ movie theme (324)

    Untitled Mazurka

    Willafjord goes well with Spootiskerry (Shetland Reels)
    Woody's Rag (296. 297, 298, 299)xxxxx

    Zito the Bubbleman
  40. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    This is part two of my poll tune suggestions. These are Old Time Tunes.

    Booth Shot Lincoln
    Bush in the Shucks

    Chicken and Dumplings OT (Simple tune to experiment with AEAE or GDGD tuning)
    Cindy OT
    Crow Creek (Simple tune to experiment with AEAE or GDGD tuning)

    Darling Corey OT/BG (315, 316, 317)xxx

    Great High Wind That Blew the Low Post Down OT Modal

    Hawk's and Eagles OT fiddle tune (295, 296, 297, 298)xxxx

    Laughing Boy ~ OT (277, 278, 279, 280)xxx

    Mountaineer's Lovesong ~ OT (290, 291)xx

    Scolding Wife (319, 320, 321, 322)xxx
    Shucking the Bush (292, 293, 294)
    Steeley's Rag (281, 282, 283, 284)xx

    Tom & Jerry
    Train on the Island OT (323, 324)


    Year of Jubilo

    Waterbound OT
    Walking in Jerusalem Just Like John OT/BG
    Way Down the Old Plank Road OT (285, 286)
    Wild John
  41. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    And this is part three. These are O'Carolan tunes.

    Cremonea (O'Carolan)

    Squire Wood's Lamentation on the Refusal of his Halfpence (O'Carolan) (313, 314, 315, 316)xx
    The Dark Plaintive Youth (280, 281, 282, 283) xxx
    179 (O'Carolan)
  42. SMH
    How about The Clumsy Lover - a Scottish Reel
  43. crisscross
    Cold rain and snow is a nice modal tune with lots of room for variation
  44. SMH
    How about some nice Western Swing - The Cowboy Waltz

  45. OldSausage
    Johnny the Blacksmith - a cool old fiddle tune most associated with Kenny Baker:

    Bluegrass/Old Time
  46. Hendrik Luurtsema
    Hendrik Luurtsema
    This is a nice one; "Indiana Firefly" from John Reischman (CD- Up in the woods)
    You see Reischman play it when he talks about his Loyd Loar in this video www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvB2PxEsGbM.
    I found a tabledit version somewhere on the web.

    a good example here:
  47. Niavlys
    I'm suggesting this "Untitled Mazurka" (played by Altan, mainly):


    Listed on Thesession.org as "John Doherty's Mazurka" (http://thesession.org/tunes/2497) but clearly not the right name according to irishtune.info: John Doherty's Mazurka seems to be an other one (https://www.irishtune.info/tune/973/)

    The beautiful Altan's version:

  48. Niavlys
    Also, this great irish tune (schottische/scottische?), unnamed or unknown ("Nora Marshall's Scottische" in the description, but I found no other references on the web). I definitely love it. It has in common with the mazurka that I just posted above, other than being more or less unnamed, the key change on the third repeat, that gives a great lift to the tune (even though it's probably an interpretation choice, not really part of the tune).

  49. Niavlys
    Another one that I like very much: The Boys of Ballycastle (IT) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUt4LFJm5zg
  50. Niavlys
    "Happy Birthday To You".
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