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Meeting Archives
This page contains the archives of past meetings including attendees, music played and any special notes.
 
2014
June 12
  Manx
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2014
May 31 Galax Theme
  music
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2014
April Irish Theme
 
  1. Ar Erinn
  2. Hector the Hero
  3. Ned of the Hill
  4. Road to Lisdoonvarna
  5. Old Irish Blessing
  6. Lassie with the Golden Hair
  7. Sailor's Wife Ji
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2014
March DGD theme
 
  1. Bonnie Kate (Gitler)
  2. Father Kelly's #1
  3. Gary Owen
  4. Gracious One (Gitler)
  5. My Ain House
  6. Black Mountain Rag
  7. Home Sweet Home
  8. Never Weather Beaten Sail
  9. Reuben's Train (music to be distributed at mtg)
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2014
Feb Waltz theme
  music
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2014
jan 25 DAC Theme
 
  1. Clinch Mountain Backstep
  2. Pasron's Farewell
  3. Nonesuch
  4. Sailor's Wife Jig
  5. Our Ship Did Sail
  6. Plasir D'Amore Duest
  7. Rock the Cradle Joe
  8. Dorset Four Hand Reel
  9. Lee County Two Step
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2013
July 10
  Hector the Hero, Jock Stewart, Red Haired Boy Trio, Ar Erinn, Dorset 4 Hand Reel, Mother's Tongue, Rock the Cradle Joe, Clinch Mountain Backstep, Parson's Farewell, Sailor's Wife Jig, Pig Ankle Rag, Smash the Wondows/Off She Goes, Wildwood Flower, Holy Manna, Rain Rain Go Away, Plasair D'Amour
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2013
June 16
 

Holy Manna, Grey cat on a Tennessee Roof, Amazing Grace, Deep Forest Reel, Ar Errin, Hood Dance, Bonnie Kate, Hector the Brave, Ned of the Hill, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Gracious One, Ashokan Farewell, Rock the Cradle Joe, Sugar Hill, Rose of Sharon Waltz, Ragland Road, Milking Song, Boneaparte's Retreat, Amoskeag Waltz

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2013
April 12
  Lee County Twio step, Fairy Dance, Clinch Mountain, Boneaparte crossing, Boneparte Retreat, Rock the Cradle Joe, Holy Mann, Ned of the Hill, Wildwood FLower
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2012
Sept 22 5 plus 3 audience guests
 
  1. Bonaparte's Retreat
  2. Starry Lullaby
  3. Silver Rain
  4. Denis Murphy's Slide
  5. Gary Owen
  6. Father Kelly's #1
  7. Reverand Brother's Jig
  8. Smash the Windows/ Off She Goes
  9. Pig Ankle Rag
  10. Rickett's Hornpipe
  11. Amoskeag Waltz
  12. Abe's Waltz
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2012
June 23 17
 
  1. Bonaparte's Retreat
  2. Columbus Stockade Blues
  3. Abe's Waltz
  4. Never Weather Beaten Sail
  5. Mother's Tongue
  6. Where are the Hedgerows
  7. Sally Anne Johnson
  8. Nutfactory Shuffle
  9. Starry Lullaby
  10. Southwind
Great gathering! Lots of players and a few guest listeners!
year
date attendees
  music
notes
2012
May 19 6
  music
small group but we had a great lunch at Harry's Place and fun music.
2012
April 28 18 & a family of listeners.
  lots!
2 new players. 2 fiddles, 1 mandolin, 1 guitar.
2012
Feb 25 15 + 2 audience member!
  lots!

We could not be more pleased with the turn out of enthusiastic players of all levels who joined us yesterday.  It was our first time at the Cragin. This library is very accessible and we even had an audience!  

Thanks to everyone who made time to come and play from new players, players who traveled far and even those of you who can walk to the library.

Next month, we're going to meet for lunch before the gathering, location TBA, right near the Cragin.  Look for Kevin Hotary's article in the Remnder and save us a copy, please.

Also: Send those tune requests or tabs to us and we'll get them up on the site!Don't forget that we are working on 'Tombigbee Waltz', melody and harmony, for next time. 
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2011
November 12 14. Special jam session with Heidi and John Cerrigone.
  music
notes
2011
Sept 10 8 in attendance
  Great jamming session. Worked on memorization and improvization.
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2011
August 13 4 in attendance
  played music from playlist
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2011
July 9 attendees
  Played music from playlist
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2011
June 11 attendees
  Workshop with Sandy LaFleur
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2011
May 21 9 people in attendance
  Open jam with lots of music.
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2011
April 9 11 people in attendance
  Open jam session with lots of music! Thanks to P. for her arrangement of Keel Row.

Coda:

April is Jam Month, and jam we did.  A lively group gathered to play almost everything on our song list.  We played many, many tunes in dAD, dAC, and dGD. We got a real treat in the form of new tab by P. of a sweet, jaunty (she kept reminding us) fiddle tune.  Another sweet treat from M. in the form of Munson’s chocolate was enjoyed by all.  (I saw you....)  Veggies were on hand too, thanks M and J, for those with more self-control than I.  Carrots are sweet too!

A record was set for youngest participant to date.  At her turn to choose, our young visitor challenged us to play ‘Blackberry Jam,’ and shamed those of us who haven’t played it much.  It was a good reminder to work on some of the more challenging tunes between meetings.  We’ve selected tunes of varying difficulty, and some are too tricky to read cold.  So here is a gauntlet thrown down: be prepared to play ‘Blackberry Jam’ in May.  A special reward will be bestowed upon the best-prepared musician.

We made progress toward our goal of a public performance this year.  It was agreed that our October Gathering would be a good time of year to invite an audience (to be determined). Many tunes were suggested for the program.  The program will include music by the entire gathering, as well as smaller groups from within the group.  Everyone approved the idea of a ‘sing-along’ portion, and we will continue to work out the details over the next couple of months.  Come along and bring your two cents.  I’m thinking, “Fall for the Dulcimer.”

March 12 6 people in attendance
  music

Coda:

A small, dedicated group worked through some new tunes and sticky spots together.
We played a variety of tunes from our song list.  We missed our parlor, as the room we were in, while spacious, was rife with something sneezy.  Fortunately, we had healthy snacks to boost the immune system.  Thanks, M and J!

The cold wind seems to have blown the rest of March right out of my head. 
On to April!

February 12 11 players in attendance
 

Music Played:

For the last hour of the jam we played songs from memory or by ear. Those who were not familiar with the song, listened, watched and learned to play along without music.

  • Rosin the Bow
  • Angelina Baker
  • River
  • June Apple
  • Southwind
  • Old Joe Clark
For notes from the Feb gathering, click here.
January 8 18 players in attendance.
 

Music Played:

Notes: for details about the January 8 Gathering, click here.