‘Sourwood Mountain’ — a traditional southern mountain fiddle tune I may try to sneak back into the repertoire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYSALw9bjGc&t=122s Sourwood Mountain - Brad Leftwich and Linda Higginbotham Found -- on the North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association website -- a lead sheet with mountain dulcimer tab for "Sourwood Mountain," one the southern Appalachian fiddle tunes I used to play back in East Tennessee. The new tab is in DAD, instead of the modal tuning … Continue reading ‘Sourwood Mountain’ — a traditional southern mountain fiddle tune I may try to sneak back into the repertoire

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‘Do you love an apple? …’ — a nice tune with problematic lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t4emc7V3Vk 'Do You Love an Apple' -- Sarah May Rogers on fiddle & vocals, Oisin Dillon on Guitar and Brenda Castles on Concertina. Recorded at The Trinity Sessions, Dame Street, Dublin, January 2014. Shared here, along with dulcimer tab, chords (transposable to D, natch) and a bit of background from Mudcat Cafe, because I love … Continue reading ‘Do you love an apple? …’ — a nice tune with problematic lyrics

‘Comin’ Thro’ the Rye’ — classic song by Robert Burns for Prairieland Strings sessions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLrIG51x3Jg Siobhan Miller - Comin' Thro' the Rye Posted March 4, 2018, by YouTube user Elusive McSorley, who writes: "Siobhan Miller - Comin' Thro' the Rye with Sylvia Burnside, Ruth Trimble, Andrew Calderwood, Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas, Emma Nevin & Diane McCullough. If I've forgotten a name, let me know." More on Siobhan Miller below. … Continue reading ‘Comin’ Thro’ the Rye’ — classic song by Robert Burns for Prairieland Strings sessions

Willie Nelson’s new video ‘Immigrant Eyes’ — ‘totally reflects the times we’re in’

https://www.facebook.com/WillieNelson/videos/355702621755640/ Official video Willie Nelson shared to Facebook, June 2019 Found on Facebook ... well, better to say it found me ... a video that Willie Nelson recently shared to social media. It's a cover of a song by the late Texas songwriter Guy Clark, and it's a slap in the face in Donald Trump's … Continue reading Willie Nelson’s new video ‘Immigrant Eyes’ — ‘totally reflects the times we’re in’

‘When the world is sick …’ — a very singable new song (new at least to me) at #JewsAgainstICE demonstration in San Francisco

https://www.facebook.com/NeverAgainAction/videos/2369083536673434/ #JewsAgainstICE, San Francisco, July 5 -- "When the world is sick ..." at 1:29:30+ Heard, while I was forwarding through video of the #JewsAgainstICE demonstration Friday outside U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office in San Francisco, a very fine little song -- it sounds like something halfway between Taize and the chants I remember … Continue reading ‘When the world is sick …’ — a very singable new song (new at least to me) at #JewsAgainstICE demonstration in San Francisco

‘Road to Boston’ — dulcimer tab of a Revolutionary War fife-and-drum (and contradance) tune

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_x-2aKLWqA New England Conservatory Country Fiddle Band, cond. Gunther Schuller: One Hundred Years of Country Dance Music. Columbia Masterworks, M 33981. ©CBS, Inc., 1976. At our last Prairieland Strings session at Hickory Glen, we took a run at an early American contradance tune -- and colonial fife-and-drum march -- called "On the Road to Boston." … Continue reading ‘Road to Boston’ — dulcimer tab of a Revolutionary War fife-and-drum (and contradance) tune

‘Brethren we have met to worship’ — dots and chords for Prairieland Strings session

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXEgH4mZr_4 The Gospel Plowboys - "Brethren We Have Met To Worship," in concert at Mt. Airy, N.C., 2015. Singing starts at 1:08. Blast email sent to Prairieland Strings mailing list -- Hi everybody -- A reminder for our slow jam and tune learning session from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with music for one of … Continue reading ‘Brethren we have met to worship’ — dots and chords for Prairieland Strings session