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Skepper Schottisch

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- Play count: 169

Size: 1,762kb, uploaded 1/20/2012 8:57:28 AM
Genre: Old-Time / Playing Style: Unknown/None Chosen

This is similar to a British Isles tune by the same name.



5 comments on “Skepper Schottisch”

TuneWeaver Says:
Friday, January 20, 2012 @9:05:00 AM

Of course this tune ISN"T bluegrass as indicated.. I'm still learning how to do these music posts...It should say "old time".

tonyelder Says:
Friday, January 20, 2012 @11:21:48 AM

Gotta good bounce to it. Another original?
I haven't tried to writing anything - not sure I will. Me writing - that's a scary thought.
Nice work.

TuneWeaver Says:
Friday, January 20, 2012 @12:32:13 PM

I learned it from some of the local "irish" musicians. When they heard me play it the said,''Wait, wait. What did you do to our tune!!" Hopefully, I improved it !!

fiddlepogo Says:
Friday, January 20, 2012 @1:02:01 PM

LOL... I'm sure you oldtime-ified it plenty-
and it sounds good that way!!!

Who knows... I might learn it your way, and call it the Skippin' Schottisch! (Americanize the title too!)

I play a version of the OTHER Rose Tree, NOT the one called Waterford.
It is listed in the Fiddler's Fakebook as an Irish tune, a polka, I think. I learned it from a New England recording when I was still pretty new at fiddling.
I've always played it Old Time style though.

But I can sometimes do it the other direction too- I can also hear "Over the Waterfall" as an Irish hornpipe!

TuneWeaver Says:
Friday, January 20, 2012 @1:36:17 PM

Which reminds me that what we call Waynesboro is EXACTLY like "Over the moor to Maggie"... Some tunes go WAY back

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