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Can someone help me ID this tune -> The Gale

Feb 16, 2017 - 7:37:23 PM
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Heard this at a dance the other night and recorded a snippet of it.

Any one know what tune it is, I know I've heard it before no idea what it's name is.

By the way a member here was in the performance but I have not seen him post here in a while ;)

http://softronix.com/fiddle/unknown_contra_tune.mp3

Edited by - mswlogo on 02/21/2017 21:55:20

Feb 16, 2017 - 8:07:49 PM
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The Gale, by Susan Conger!
Feb 18, 2017 - 6:34:39 AM

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Thanks Julia, that's it. 



 


Feb 20, 2017 - 8:14:18 AM

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quote:
Originally posted by juliaplumb

The Gale, by Susan Conger!

When it's played at a jam and not for dancing, people sometimes start it slowly and gradually pick up speed, as in a gathering storm...

Dave

Feb 21, 2017 - 9:52:06 PM

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This tune is tricky and seems to be stressing a bunch of my weak spots because I'm having one heck of time trying to get this tune.

The "process" of "getting it" is addicting though.

Scroll down to "The Gale" (Track 68) if you want to hear a better recording than I posted above.

https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/betsybranchclydecurleysusanson

Edited by - mswlogo on 02/21/2017 21:52:39

Feb 21, 2017 - 9:58:38 PM

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quote:
Originally posted by dsreiner
 
quote:
Originally posted by juliaplumb

The Gale, by Susan Conger!

When it's played at a jam and not for dancing, people sometimes start it slowly and gradually pick up speed, as in a gathering storm...

Dave


That sounds very cool, maybe at Fiddle Hell 2017 :)

You know I listen to the Portland Collection all the time. It was not until I heard this tune (played very nicely) at a Dance that, I suddenly HAD TO LEARN it.

Funny how music hits ya.

Jun 16, 2017 - 4:59:23 AM

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The name "Conger" must be a typo. Her last name is Songer.

Jun 16, 2017 - 5:33:26 AM

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Oops, I see that Susan Conger is a different person. 

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