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Angeline the Baker - Old French - Fisher's HP

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Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on fiddle, Paul Harty is on guitar, and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano. We didn't rehearse at all, just had fun playing tunes together, with arrangements on the fly!

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Ashokan Farewell

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Inspired by the Ashokan music camp, Jay Ungar wrote this fine 3/4 tune that became part of the theme music for the PBS Civil War series many years ago. This recording is from the Reiner Family Band's 2-CD set, 52 Traditional Tunes from Fiddle Hell: Played Fast and Slow, which is available at our website www.reinerfamilyband.com Hope you enjoy this version, with Eric Eid-Reiner on piano and me on fiddle.

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Beaumont Rag

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Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on fiddle, Paul Harty is on guitar and harmonica, and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano. This is more often played in F, but I like the key of D for a change.

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Big Sandy River + Devil's Dream

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Size: 6,474kb, uploaded 11/22/2014 8:15:10 AM
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I opened the Nov 8th concert at Fiddle Hell Massachusetts 2014, followed by Tom Morley, Matt Glaser, David Kaynor, Ed Pearlman, Alan Kaufman, Andy Reiner, Lissa Schneckenburger, Mark Simos, Eric Favreau, and Darol Anger. We each had about an 11-minute slot, and the concert was followed by a great contra dance. I can't post the whole concert (which was epic!), but I can post my short set. I played Perrodin Two-Step (in my Oldtime Fiddling Across America book) and Cajun Fiddle, In a Continental Mood (just once through), and a medley of Big Sandy River with Devil's Dream. My son Eric Eid-Reiner was on piano. I hope you enjoy these! The next Fiddle Hell Massachusetts will be Nov. 6-8, 2015, in Westford, MA.

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Blues in the Bottle

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Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. Paul Harty sings this one really well! I'd love to post more vocals, but most are not public domain tunes. I'm on mandolin (a close relative of fiddle!), Paul is on guitar and harmonica, and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano.

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Bowing the Strings

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This is from the Fiddle Hell Massachusetts concert on Nov. 7, 2015. I was backed up by my two sons: Eric Eid-Reiner on piano and Andy Eid Reiner on the other fiddle. I kicked off the concert with Bowing the Strings (with Eric only). Then we were joined by Andy for a medley of Old French and Fisher's Hornpipe, followed by Ghost (written by Pete Anick and Dave Reiner). The rest of the concert was of very high caliber, featuring Frank Ferrel (Down East), Laurel Martin (Irish), Pete Sutherland (Oldtime), Andrea Beaton (Cape Breton), Eric Favreau (French Canadian), Andy Reiner (World), Lissa Scheckenburger (Scottish), and Christian Howes (Jazz and Blues). After a quick playthrough of Andy Reiner's Cellosaurus Stomp, we moved 550 chairs out of the way and had a wonderful contradance with David Kaynor calling, the Fiddle Hell Band (50-strong) playing, and hundreds dancing.

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Bus Stop Reel - Evit Gabriel

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Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on fiddle and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano. Eric's an excellent piano player - I love playing with him! You can find him at www.ericeidreiner.com These are a couple of our favorite contra dance tunes.

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Butterfly (slip jig) - Lots of Jigs

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The Butterfly - Releve (written by Eric) - Trip to Sligo - Irish Washerwoman - Swallowtail Jig. Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on fiddle, Paul Harty is on guitar and harmonica, and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano.

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Cajun Fiddle

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Just a quick once through on fiddle the way I learned this tune. Needs a backup band!

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Canyon Jig

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Here's a short version of a tune I wrote a number of years ago. I'm on fiddle (and mandolin) with my friend John Chambers on accordion.

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Carroll County Blues

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Learned from the fiddling of Mississippi fiddler Will Narmour from 1929. My friend Pete Anick is on guitar.

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Chicken in the Barnyard

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I love chicken tunes! I learned this from the playing of Clark Kessinger. I'm on fiddle with my friend Pete Anick on guitar.

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Cold Frosty Morning

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My son Andy Reiner plays Cold Frosty Morning on our new instructional CD (52 Traditional Tunes from Fiddle Hell: Played Fast and Slow) from the Reiner Family Band. Andy's brother Eric Eid-Reiner is on piano (not traditional but tasteful :-). The 2-CD set is $15 postpaid in the US at www.reinerfamilyband.com

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Crested Hens

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Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on fiddle and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano. We learned this in Maine years ago from Rachel Maloney, a great oldtime fiddler. "Les Poules Huppees" in French.

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Cuckoo's Nest - Ragtime Annie - Chinese Breakdown

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Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on fiddle, Paul Harty is on guitar and harmonica, and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano. We like these tunes a lot, and so did a long line of people waiting for a hayride across the way.

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Dixie Blossoms

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Here's a short rendition of a great tune as I heard it played by Art Galbraith. My friend Pete Anick is on guitar. The B part is actually crooked, with two half measures. I transcribed this in my book Oldtime Fiddling Across America. Also, there's a version on YouTube where I'm playing this as part of a medley with David Surrette.

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Done Gone

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I'm on fiddle, with Pete Anick on guitar, recorded 19 years ago. Pretty close to Eck Robertson's version from 1922 (two parts in Bb and one in Gm), but it's a tough one to play well! Some fiddlers regularize the tune by omitting measure 4 of the 9-measure C part. Done Gone has been credited to Matt Brown, a Texas Panhandle fiddler stranded outside Amarillo and ignored by a car that zoomed by him.

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Draggin' the Bow

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Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on fiddle, Paul Harty is on guitar and harmonica, and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano. This is one of the few tunes I know that's at the right tempo to throw in a triple shuffle, which I can just barely do.

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Drunken Hiccoughs

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I learned this from Tommy Jarrell at his house in North Carolina. My friend Alex Demas is singing and I'm on fiddle (crosstuned AEAC#).

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Dry and Dusty

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Learned from the playing of the Morrison Twin Brothers from about 80 years ago. My fiddle is cross-tuned DDAD. My friend Pete Anick is on guitar.

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Ebba Polka

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Dave Reiner and Andy Reiner on fiddles, and Eric Eid-Reiner on piano, live at Eric's CD release show at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA, May 2009. Learned from the Ukrainian Trembita Orchestra recording from the 1920s, transcribed by Dave Reiner and Pete Anick for Oldtime Fiddling Across America. Hear more of the CD at http://www.ericeidreiner.com

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Elzic's Farewell

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Elzick's Farewell

I learned this old bagpipe tune from the playing of West Virginia fiddler Wilson Douglas, who learned it from French Carpenter. Pete Anick backs this up on guitar.

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Fiddle Bottle Waltz

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Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. My son Eric Eid Reiner composed this beautiful waltz about 5 years ago when he was 14, and plays piano on it. I'm on fiddle, valiantly trying to play in Eb. BTW, Eric recorded this a while back on his first CD (www.ericeidreiner.com).

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Flatbush Waltz

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Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on mandolin and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano. A great Andy Statman tune!

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Funder Chuppah

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A great Klezmer tune that I learned from the playing of Miriam Rabson, a fine fiddler in the Boston area. My friend John Chambers is on accordion. The title means "Under the Wedding Canopy."

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Garfield's Blackberry Blossom - Usual BB - Redwing

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Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on fiddle, Paul Harty is on guitar and harmonica, and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano. I learned the first tune from my other son Andy Reiner, and figured why not pair it with the usual Blackberry Blossom... Garfield's has a wild modal feel to it.

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Georgia Shuffle examples

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A very quick demo of Georgia Shuffle bowing, with downbow on the offbeat and upbow everywhere else. u u D u u u D u is one measure of up and down bows. Here I play saw stroke, Nashville Shuffle, and Georgia Shuffle - first on a scale (a good way to practice!) and then on a simple version of Sally Goodin. This pattern and others are explained in my book Oldtime Fiddling Across America. Enjoy!

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Ghost

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Written by Pete Anick and Dave Reiner, this was recorded by Dave, Andy Reiner, and Eric Eid-Reiner on Eric's first CD, "Grand Tour: Traditional Music on Piano." We wrote this on electric mandolin with the reverb turned up, so little ghost notes bounced around the room, leading to the name "Ghost." The twin fiddle parts are transcribed in my book, Anthology of Fiddle Styles.

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Ghost

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This is from the Fiddle Hell Massachusetts concert on Nov. 7, 2015. I was backed up by my two sons: Eric Eid-Reiner on piano and Andy Eid Reiner on the other fiddle. I kicked off the concert with Bowing the Strings (with Eric only). Then we were joined by Andy for a medley of Old French and Fisher's Hornpipe, followed by Ghost (written by Pete Anick and Dave Reiner). The rest of the concert was of very high caliber, featuring Frank Ferrel (Down East), Laurel Martin (Irish), Pete Sutherland (Oldtime), Andrea Beaton (Cape Breton), Eric Favreau (French Canadian), Andy Reiner (World), Lissa Scheckenburger (Scottish), and Christian Howes (Jazz and Blues). After a quick playthrough of Andy Reiner's Cellosaurus Stomp, we moved 550 chairs out of the way and had a wonderful contradance with David Kaynor calling, the Fiddle Hell Band (50-strong) playing, and hundreds dancing.

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Gravel Walk

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Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on fiddle, Paul Harty is on guitar (a bit low in the mix) and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano. A fine 4-part Irish tune.

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Hobart's Transformation - Cold Frosty Morning

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Played at a very sad occasion - the funeral of a neighbor's young son, who had always loved our music. I'm on fiddle, with my son Eric on piano and my wife Cindy on bodhran. Recorded 12-4-08.

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In a Continental Mood

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I opened the Nov 8th concert at Fiddle Hell Massachusetts 2014, followed by Tom Morley, Matt Glaser, David Kaynor, Ed Pearlman, Alan Kaufman, Andy Reiner, Lissa Schneckenburger, Mark Simos, Eric Favreau, and Darol Anger. We each had about an 11-minute slot, and the concert was followed by a great contra dance. I can't post the whole concert (which was epic!), but I can post my short set. I played Perrodin Two-Step (in my Oldtime Fiddling Across America book) and Cajun Fiddle, In a Continental Mood (a French Canadian waltz by Andy Cutting, just once through), and a medley of Big Sandy River with Devil's Dream. My son Eric Eid-Reiner was on piano. I hope you enjoy these! The next Fiddle Hell Massachusetts will be Nov. 6-8, 2015, in Westford, MA.

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Inisheer-Gravel Walk-Julia D's-Found Harmonium

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Here's an Irish medley from the Reiner Family Band's December 2006 concert in Key West. A friend in the audience recorded me (mandolin), my wife Cindy (bodhran), my son Andy (5-string fiddle) and my other son Eric (piano) and sent us the MP3 (not great sound quality, though).

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Journey to the Heartland - Flying Tent

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My two sons Andy Reiner (5-string fiddle) and Eric Eid-Reiner (88-string piano), playing on Eric's just-released CD "On a Meadowlark Night"(http://www.ericreiner.com). The tunes are by Ken Kolodner and Keith Murphy (check out their recordings, too!). (c)2009 Eric Eid-Reiner, used by permission.

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La Vals du Bambocheur

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Cross-tuned GDGD, learned from the playing of the Balfa Brothers. A rough English translation of the title is The Drunkard's Sorrow Waltz. The wildly modal noting contributes to the lonesome sound of this Cajun tune. On guitar is my friend Pete Anick.

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Last of Callahan

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Learned from the playing of the Highwoods String Band. This is part of the tradition of "execution farewell" tunes, traceable back to 1912 or before. My friend Alex Demas is on banjo, and Pete Anick on guitar. Alex runs the Banjo and Fiddle Contest every year in September in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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Lunar Dawg

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I wrote this multi-part tune for for the book Anthology of Jazz Violin Styles 30 years ago, to explore some of the possibilities of "dawg" style, including fiddle - mandolin harmonies. Glenn Asch was my co-author, and our book is still available as an "archive" edition at Amazon. I'm playing both fiddle and mando on the recording, with my friend Pete Anick on guitar. Ignore the tuning note at the beginning. Hope you enjoy it! Dave

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Midnight on the Water

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Cross-tuned DDAD, learned from the playing of Texas fiddler Benny Thomasson. My friend Pete Anick is backing me up on guitar. Pete's a columnist for Fiddler magazine, BTW. The gentle bobbing of the melody and the long, haunting strokes conjure up the peaceful image of darkness descending over the water.

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Mrs. Greig's Strathspey

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I learned this from the playing of John Campbell, an excellent Cape Breton fiddler. Peter Barnes is on piano. I have to admit that my two sons play Cape Breton tunes much better than I do!

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Nail That Catfish to the Tree - Mississippi Sawyer

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A fun pairing of tunes - we were experimenting. Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on fiddle, Paul Harty is on guitar and harmonica, and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano.

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Old French - Fisher's Hornpipe

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This is from the Fiddle Hell Massachusetts concert on Nov. 7, 2015. I was backed up by my two sons: Eric Eid-Reiner on piano and Andy Eid Reiner on the other fiddle. I kicked off the concert with Bowing the Strings (with Eric only). Then we were joined by Andy for a medley of Old French and Fisher's Hornpipe, followed by Ghost (written by Pete Anick and Dave Reiner). The rest of the concert was of very high caliber, featuring Frank Ferrel (Down East), Laurel Martin (Irish), Pete Sutherland (Oldtime), Andrea Beaton (Cape Breton), Eric Favreau (French Canadian), Andy Reiner (World), Lissa Scheckenburger (Scottish), and Christian Howes (Jazz and Blues). After a quick playthrough of Andy Reiner's Cellosaurus Stomp, we moved 550 chairs out of the way and had a wonderful contradance with David Kaynor calling, the Fiddle Hell Band (50-strong) playing, and hundreds dancing.

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Orange Blossom Special

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I hadn't played this in a long time, and I think the 3 of us had never played it together, but why not have a bit of fun with it? Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on fiddle, Paul Harty is on guitar and harmonica, and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano.

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Original Canadian Hoedown

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Learned from the playing of Joe Pancerzewski, raised in North Dakota. It's representative of western Canadian hoedown style, and is traceable back to 1922. On piano is my friend Peter Barnes, author of the fine book, Interview with a Vamper.

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Out the Window - Bill Cheatham -Bowing the Strings

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I wrote the first tune, and we zoomed through this fun medley on the fly. Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on fiddle, Paul Harty is on guitar and harmonica, and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano.

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Paddy on the Turnpike - The Reconciliation - More

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Also New Fiddle - Red Haired Boy. I happen to like the minor version of Paddy on the Turnpike; learned it from John Chambers many years ago. Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on fiddle, Paul Harty is on guitar and harmonica, and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano.

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Perrodin Two Step + Cajun Fiddle

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Size: 2,828kb, uploaded 11/22/2014 8:18:55 AM
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I opened the Nov 8th concert at Fiddle Hell Massachusetts 2014, followed by Tom Morley, Matt Glaser, David Kaynor, Ed Pearlman, Alan Kaufman, Andy Reiner, Lissa Schneckenburger, Mark Simos, Eric Favreau, and Darol Anger. We each had about an 11-minute slot, and the concert was followed by a great contra dance. I can't post the whole concert (which was epic!), but I can post my short set. I played Perrodin Two-Step (in my Oldtime Fiddling Across America book) and Cajun Fiddle (by Don Rich), In a Continental Mood (just once through), and a medley of Big Sandy River with Devil's Dream. My son Eric Eid-Reiner was on piano. I hope you enjoy these! The next Fiddle Hell Massachusetts will be Nov. 6-8, 2015, in Westford, MA.

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Perrodin Two-Step

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Cajun -- I'm on fiddle with my friend John Chambers on accordion.

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Ragtime Annie - FAST - From Fiddle Hell 2-CD set

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Here's one of the common tunes we play at Fiddle Hell Massachusetts - a fun one to play. It's on the recent instructional 2-CD set, "52; Traditional Tunes from Fiddle Hell: Played Fast and Slow," available for $15 at www.reinerfamilyband.com This is the fast version!

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Ragtime Annie - SLOW - From Fiddle Hell 2-CD set

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Here's one of the common tunes we play at Fiddle Hell Massachusetts - a fun one to play. It's on the recent instructional 2-CD set, "52; Traditional Tunes from Fiddle Hell: Played Fast and Slow," available for $15 at www.reinerfamilyband.com This is the slow version, obviously!

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Ragtime Annie - with third part - Midwestern version

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Here's a Midwestern version of Ragtime Annie from my Oldtime Fiddling Across America book/CD (with co-author Pete Anick). It's from the playing of Hector Phillips, and includes a "notey" version of the third part in G, in keeping with the style of the first two parts. I recorded this around 20 years ago - or was it Pete Anick playing?

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Red-Haired Boy - Devil's Dream

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At Fiddle Hell in Groton, MA in 2009, we had about 70 fiddlers playing in the main room on Saturday night. Each one played a short tune, and we also threw in a bunch of common tunes that we could play together. So here's the sound of 70 fiddles, 1 piano, 1 mandolin, and 1 guitar :-) Join us in 2011 (Nov. 4-6)!

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Road to Lisdoonvarna - Canyon Jig - More Jigs

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Andy DeJarlis - FIddler's Challenge - Ten Penny Bit are the other jigs. I wrote Canyon Jig and Eric wrote Fiddler's Challenge (which will be on his new CD in a few months). Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on fiddle, Paul Harty is on guitar and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano.

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Rye Straw

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Alex Demas plays banjo on this fine tune I learned from the playing of Ozark fiddler Earl Collins. Also known as The Unfortunate Pup, for reasons I won't dwell on here.

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Sailor's Bonnet

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I learned this from a recording of Michael Coleman. I'm on fiddle, with my friend John Chambers on penny whistle and accordion. Short and sweet!

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Seneca Sq Dance - Ebeneezer - Sandhill Breakdown

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I learned Sandhill Breakdown from an old fiddler in Wisconsin. It sounds like the beginning of Golden Slippers but it's not. Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on fiddle, Paul Harty is on guitar, and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano.

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Shottis fran Idre

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A fine Swedish tune from the town of Idre. I'm playing lead and harmony fiddle, with my friend John Chambers on accordion.

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Snowbird in the Ashbank

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I learned this from Earl Collins' playing. The B part is intended to suggest a small bird ruffling its feathers to better feel the warmth of an Ashbank. Pete Anick backs me up on guitar.

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Soldier's Joy - Liberty Two-Step - Slider's Reel

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Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on fiddle, Paul Harty is on guitar and harmonica, and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano. I wrote Slider's Reel a while back; it has been performed at the White House (although not by me).

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Star of County Down/Jennie's Chickens/Gravel Walk

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From our Reiner Family Band Live! CD, recorded in Lincoln, Massachusetts a few years back. My son Andy and I are on fiddles, son Eric is on piano, wife Cindy on bodhran, and friend John Robinson is on guitar.

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Stone's Rag

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Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on fiddle, Paul Harty is on guitar and harmonica, and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano. Some fiddlers use a different ending to the tune, but this is how I learned it.

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Sugar in the Gourd

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Very short version from my Oldtime Fiddling Across America book (co-authored with Pete Anick), with Alex Demas on banjo.

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Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase

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A very short version that I learned from the playing of Dudley Vance. I'm on fiddle and Pete Anick's on guitar; we recorded this for our book Oldtime Fiddling Across America. Doug Dorschug (DougD) has a fine version of the tune on his music page, with him on banjo and Red Vance (Dudley's son) on fiddle. I always figured the A part starts the fox chase, the B part is the pack yelping, and the C part is the sad ending of the cornered fox.

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The Champion

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I learned this from Jehile Kirkhuff in Pennsylvania, and added a bit of (non-traditional) harmony the second time through. John Chambers (of ABC tune finder fame) is on accordion.

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Tune from The Banks Medley

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Learned from the playing of the great Jean Carignan. I'm on fiddle, with my friend Peter Barnes on piano. Sometimes called Arthur Seat.

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Uncle Herm's Hornpipe

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I learned this from the smooth playing of John Ashby of Northern Virginia. My friend Orrin Star is on banjo, with Pete Anick on guitar. This is not the Texas tune with the same name.

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Wake Up Susan

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I especially like the bow rocking in the B part. Recorded live at Buell's Orchard in Eastford, CT, 10-13-08. I'm on fiddle, Paul Harty is on guitar, and my son Eric Eid Reiner is on piano.

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Waltz Quadrille

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I met Gustav Erdmann in Wisconsin in 1976, when he was 94 years old, and learned this tune from him. It resembles one of the Nebraska tunes in Christeson's book. John Chambers is on accordion.

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Wild Rose of the Mountain

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I learned this crooked tune from J. P. Fraley's playing on his LP of the same name, where he played it very deliberately. I'm on fiddle, with my friend Pete Anick on guitar.

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Yew Piney Mountain

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Learned from the playing of French Carpenter.

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ZZZtest

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