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This Tune makes me all smiles.....

Posted by eerohero on Saturday, January 15, 2011


Check  this out, Oldtimers :

I dont know why, but this tune gives me a smile all over my face , everytime I hear it, Sally Ann.

And I love to play it, Old Time in all its glory....Ian Walsh is an excellent Teacher as well,He uses those Quick slides all over the places, its his playing style, is that very common in Old Time Music on the fiddle ?

Theres no feet grounded on the Floor, when someone hits the first notes of this tune, they are stamping their feet, so the dust from the floor is making your throat dry, lots of laughs around

This is a Heartbreaker....


9 comments on “This Tune makes me all smiles.....”

ChickenMan Says:
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @9:53:14 AM

I call this tune 'Sail Away Ladies' and play it cross tunes AEae whenever possible.
I think Ian's playing leans more toward bluegrass than old time, especially his choice of double stop tones.
Ian also teaches Irish music, and his bio on his band's website says he started out young winning many Irish fiddle contests.

eerohero Says:
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @10:52:51 AM

Yes, I know Hes a marvelous Irish fiddle player as well,anyway, what was interesting in his playing style, was the Use of so many quick slides all over the places on the Tune,that fact makes an incredible drive to it.

you`re right, He makes it to more Bluegrassy , even if its an oldtime tune from the start, I guess?
I wish , I can have another fiddle soon, for being able to play crosstunings also.

OTJunky Says:
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @1:20:02 PM

Well there are three titles for this tune. The other title is "Great Big Taters in a Sandy Land". That title seems to be used mostly West of the Mississippi river and when the tune is played there it's usually played in the key of A. In the Ozarks it would mostly likely get played in AEAE tuning.

The use of the title "Sally Ann" is - in my experience - done more East of the Mississippi and when that title's used the tune's usually played in G. I'm used to hearing "Sail Away Ladies" played in G as well.

Ian's calling it "Sally Ann" but playing it in the key of A. No reason not to do this, of course, but in my experience it's somewhat uncommon.


eerohero Says:
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @2:50:37 PM

I find it easier to play in the key of A, I have sheetmusic for this on the key of G as well, done by Darol Anger,"All Star BG Jam along series", both sounds good, I better learn both of them, maybe one more by Ear also, my own version of it, More like Swing.

Life time development, thats what fiddle playing is....and having Fun all the way through.

ChickenMan Says:
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @5:02:50 PM

Another name for it is "Dineo" pronounced "dye knee oh"

eerohero Says:
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @9:04:14 PM

Great info, thanxs, do you have some info about the words to this song
I bet theres a whole lot of them as well.

ChickenMan Says:
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @7:10:01 PM

Try this youtube for some of the words

eerohero Says:
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @8:09:20 AM

Thanxs, Ill figure it out

carlb Says:
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @11:12:10 AM

Emmett Lundy's "Waves on the Ocean" always makes me laugh.

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