Jam...old time, Contra dance and Irish/Celtic ?

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Roger Fox
Missouri
United States

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September 12, 2006

Hey Scott, is the Irish/Celtic tag new? I don't recall seeing this before.

I might try to make the next jam you have on Feb 16, if you don't mind a box player. I do some old time stuff too.

Roger Fox

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scott.mclewin
Lenexa ,Kansas
United States

Member since
March 23, 2006
Roger, It is new in the

Roger,

It is new in the title of the session post, but not new in our repertoire. I think the tunes we play can sort of be classed as "fiddle tunes", but that's unfair to the hammered dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, squeezebox, bass and viola players in the group. :) We draw from the OT traditions, Contra dance music and Irish/Celtic tunes with a nice balance of ballad, country and bluegrass coming in too. It's a pretty varied session and we are open to pretty much any tune that somebody wants to bring to the circle. Sheet music is welcomed and encouraged to feed to the rhythm players and the sight readers, but it is not required. We drift between chorus break-taking style and ensebmble style playing.

You would not be the first person to bring in a squeezebox (where did you go Becky?) and we'd certainly love to see you at our February session.

Submitted by scott.mclewin on Mon, 2008/01/21 - 9:20am.
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Becky S
United States

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September 18, 2006
Where did Becky Go?

She didn't go anywhere. I just don't like getting up early on a Saturday and driving in the FREEZING! cold and snow, that's all. But don't think you've gotten off that easy. Before long I'll be back and I'll be packing some crooked tunes with no sheet music, playing my cross tuned fiddle, maybe a squeeze box, and I'll drive ya'll crazy once again! :/)

Becky

Submitted by Becky S on Mon, 2008/01/21 - 12:52pm.
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scott.mclewin
Lenexa ,Kansas
United States

Member since
March 23, 2006
Yay! Bring on the crooked

Yay! Bring on the crooked tunes. I'll keep hauling out the stuff with several flats in the key signature. :)

Is February National Dueling Squeezebox Appreciation Month?

Submitted by scott.mclewin on Mon, 2008/01/21 - 1:45pm.

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