Roro and the Duck got together today... result: we gotta new tune for our Virtual Fiddle Festival... chosen randomly from http://www.oldtimejam.com/Jam.html Where you can hear it, get tabs, or get back ups to practice or record it with. Here's what the duck told to Roro today: http://youtu.be/m8-rzZ7380g Ok... let's all get going with this one! We gotta finish up what we started with St. Anne's Reel and pick up with the new one! Ready?
Thanks, NC Fiddler...I never heard it before either! So far, it does sound easier than St. Anne's Reel...we'll see for sure once we all get a chance to sit down and try it for ourselves! Banjo Brad, yes, I did think about just naming the tune, but decided against it, fearing it would ruin the sense of absolute randomness in drawing our tunes...I do try to keep the videos as short as I can...just long enough to say Hello and goodbye and pick a tune in between. I considered blind-folding some non-musician adult to do the grabbing from the duck, but figured since I now have a grandson, who still can't read (well he can sight read some things, but not titles to tunes...not yet anyway), I thought it might be even more objective, more random. When Roro learns to read, or to play some of these tunes...I might switch to having a goat or dog pluck a tune from the duck...it has to be random, and I want that to be as obvious as possible. This is the only way I can think, right now, to ensure that. I hope people can deal with my methodology without too much difficulty...YouTube is my only high tech thing I know how to do...
OLD BLIND SOW, SHE STOLE THE MIDDLINS. AKA and see “Paddy O’Meaghan’s Reel.” Old‑Time, Breakdown. G Major. Standard. AA'BB. Some similarities with the British Isles tunes “Navvie on the Line” and “London Hornpipe ." See also “Montreal Hornpipe.” Source for notated version: John Summers (Indiana) [Phillips]. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; pg. 168. Rounder 0194, John W. Summers ‑ "Indiana Fiddler" (1984).
Me too, Barry... Dry and Dusty was totally new to me... St. Anne's Reel, and now this Pig one... lol... I'm learning all kinds of new stuff, here! Just for kicks I'm trying to get through these new ones on the banjo too, just so they are strange to me if I ever do get into a situation where people are playing them (the elusive jam)... if ever... then I don't wanna have to just sit on the sidelines the whole time. I'm hoping we are done with enough of the ever-increasing work in front of us, at least the part that's couple hundred miles away...lol... so I can get back to practicing and feeling like I'm learning these things! Good luck, everybody, with the Blind Sow!
Peggy - I think BanjoBrad was just suggesting that along with posting the video, you could possibly also mention the name of the tune in your posting here. I like to take mental breaks at work on the FHO, but I can't get on Youtube at the office, so I have to sort through the additional posts until someone mentions the tune name in a post. If it would ruin the suspense for some, maybe you could post the video, give it a few hours, then announce the name here.
I keep meaning to participate again, but things have been too hectic. I'll have to give this one a listen, since I've not heard of this tune.
I hear ya...what about this idea: since usually I get a jump start with Roro and catch him on camera picking us a tune...I could put up the video like I do now but not name the tune on a post until the actual day that tune starts, I.e., the 15 th. wonder f tha idea would work better for evrybody??? The early brds, er ducks, can get a head start with the video, and those who wanna bypass the video and just trust me will find out three or four days later, when we " officially" begin the new tune. What chall think of that idea?
Not sure about the connection between John W. Summers and Carmen Sandiego, but . . .
Mr. Summers' B part sounds less like "the Old Gray Mare" than the other linked video, and his A part is certainly more complex. I've always like this tune and John W. Summers has been a favorite fiddler of mine for quite a while. Download his out of print LP "Indiana Fiddler"HERE.
Me too. I'd rather play Flop-eared Mule -- I'm not too excited about this one. i do like the VFF format, however, and I'll give 'er a go! (I'm thinkin' of doin' this one on the mountain dulcimer -- I think the hog fiddle is an appropriate choice here!).