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    Jeff, I just realized what it was about that tune that caught my fancy. It bears a striking resemblance to Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase, but with extra goodness.

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    Stoney Point is a good one. Norman and Tony do a good version of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobin View Post
    Jeff, I just realized what it was about that tune that caught my fancy. It bears a striking resemblance to Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase, but with extra goodness.
    I can understand that! Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase and Hell Broke Loose In Georgia are two of my very favorites too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Nice pic of the F2. Is there a reason you posted that with the tune? Does it have mud between its strings?
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    Pretty Little Dog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobin View Post
    Jeff, I just realized what it was about that tune that caught my fancy. It bears a striking resemblance to Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase, but with extra goodness.


    Hadn't heard Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase. But I love it.

    It is so wonderful that we can get all enthusiastic about a tune, and understand others who express similar enthusiasm. It is something about this avocation of ours that is not appreciated by so many. That one would go live in a tent for a week on a mountainside in West Virginia in the hopes of finding a tune to fall in love with. Who does stuff like that?

    And thank goodness a tune doesn't get jealous when you fall in love with a different one. Fiddle tune polyamory!
    Indulge responsibly!

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    I'm having a total blast with "Jim Donoghue's reel" which, when I play it, somehow gets converted from Irish trad to oldtime! My version on mandolin & clawhammer banjo:


    (or direct link). NOTE: Banjo was recorded with cell-phone, not exactly hi-fi.

    I'd encourage any clawhammer pickers out there to give this tune a try, maybe we can get this tune into the 'new' oldtime repertoire! It's a lot of fun to play, and it fits surprisingly well onto the banjo fretboard, not too difficult. I fill in the blank spots with the usual assortment of optional 2nd-fret pull-offs, drop-thumb to open 2nd string and other notes for rhythmic variety, various hammers & slides etc. The tuning is "aDADE" (same as regular ol' "2 C tuning" but capo'd up 2 frets).

    Extra thanks to Jill McAuley for her great traditional Irish pickin' over at MandolinCafe Song-a-Week, her post there was where I first learned this tune a few days ago.

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    Woke up with the late Garry Harrison's tune Jail Break running through my head and that usually means it has also seeped into my fingers. Gonna get off this computer and make sure!

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    Dark Haired Girl ... There's something about this old-time fiddle tune I really like
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    "Clyde Kurst's Tune" ... Cool old-time fiddle (C) tune. Working on it today. Not quite up to the speed I want to play it at this time but I thought I'd give it a shot.
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    This weekend it's "Blowzabella". I believe it is from Scotland, 1750.

    Here is the link: (page 26)

    https://archive.org/details/caledoniancountr00ingl
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    My new fiddle tune is Mace Bell's Civil War March. Key of A. Actually the reason I'm posting his time is that I can't figure out how to start a new thread???? I've done it before, but for some reason I can't figure it out this time. Also, I'm subscribed to this "new fiddle tune" thread, and can't subscribe to any other thread. (I'm logged in and cleared to do all these things.) Please help!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringalong View Post
    ... Actually the reason I'm posting his time is that I can't figure out how to start a new thread???? I've done it before, but for some reason I can't figure it out this time. ...
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    Thank you very much, Jack!


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    I can't stop playing this jig melody on fiddle, mandolin and banjo. From the excellent super-danceable playing of Charlie Walden.

    Rocking Chair Jig
    and Catfish Jig

    Here is Charlie playing it at a dance:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    I can't stop playing this jig melody on fiddle, mandolin and banjo. From the excellent super-danceable playing of Charlie Walden. ...
    Jim, these are great! They are on my music stand now. Do you know more about these tunes? I don't have a banjo, but I'm going to try to play the Catfish Jig on my concertina.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Roberts View Post
    Jim, these are great! They are on my music stand now. Do you know more about these tunes? I don't have a banjo, but I'm going to try to play the Catfish Jig on my concertina.
    As far as I know they are Canadian tunes. Catfish is, I believe, associated with Graham Townsend.
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    Has anyone ever come across a fiddle tune called "Flight to D.C."? (Yeah, try searching for it. Nearly impossible.)

    a Dm tune, I believe.

    Found this one vid, but wondering if anyone has seen others, or has notation.

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    Deeper into Missouri fiddle tunes. Brenda's Reel (pdf for transcription from Charlie's site) originally played by phenomenal lefty fiddler Cyril Stinnett and equally phenomenal Charlie Walden.

    I have been working on this one on ITM-tuned banjo and mandolin. It is a bit more difficult for me on fiddle especially in the second part where you have to play in second or third position. Fun and a great dance tune.



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    Charlie actually teaches the tune I posted above.



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    Quote Originally Posted by terzinator View Post
    Has anyone ever come across a fiddle tune called "Flight to D.C."? (Yeah, try searching for it. Nearly impossible.)

    a Dm tune, I believe.

    Found this one vid, but wondering if anyone has seen others, or has notation.
    A mention on a thread in the archive:
    Quote Originally Posted by Warren H View Post
    Buck White's tune "Broken Dreams" is a lovely Dm piece. There's mandolin tune on Bob Black's "Ladies on the Steamboat" album written by John Purk called "Flight to D.C." that's in Dm as well. Both are very nice tunes and not too difficult to play.
    Ah I found it at 27:19 (I can't remember how to index that place on the video) on this video with John Purk who wrote it playing mandolin. Nice tune!

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    Jim, you rock! Thanks!

    After hearing it: It's got a bit of Lonesome Fiddle Blues about it, that's for sure.

    Oh, here's a link that embeds the start time:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2hQmq4ewOc&t=27m18s
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    [QUOTE=Jim Nollman;
    Rocky Pallet is a beautiful tune and I recommend it highly to anyone ready for a fingering challenge. The B part has taken some extra listening because it fluctuates into 3 different directions as it develops. Translating the lines from the usual fiddle to the unusual mandolin is a lot of fun because, really, how do you best translate an old time fiddles rolling pulse into single lines built on dry and woody notes? I'm not sure I'll ever be able to play it at dance speed.

    Hey Jim, Here is me and some friends playing Rocky Pallet. Is this the same old-time tune version you were referring to?
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    After listening to both Grisman's and Skagg's versions, I had to learn Boston Boy. Super fun to play. Does anyone know what the deal is with the order of the A and B parts? I've heard it both ways.

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