Notes from 2010/2011

7/27/11
21+ musicians – most of the usual stalwarts plus some of the Irish contingent and their out-of-town guest. Things went at a faster pace than usual. Probably because Dave L. was on vacation and we were a little loose. MLK
Road to Lisdoonvarna (Em)
Miss McLeod’s (Hop High Ladies) (G)
Jimmy In the Swamp (G)
Banshee (G)
Seneca Square Dance (G)
Spotted Pony (D)
Texas (Amix)
Buck Mountain (D)
Waiting For Nancy (Dmix)
St. Anne’s Reel (D)
Redwing (G)
Billy In the Lowground (C)
Simon’s Tune (G)
Chinquapin Hunting (A)
Cherokee Shuffle (D)
Shenandoah Falls (A)
Marmaduke’s Hornpipe (D)
Old Mother Flanagan – 2 part version (A)
Little Billy Wilson (A)
Three Thin Dimes (A)
Flop Eared Mule (D/A)
Jeff City (G)
Snake River Reel (D)
Ten Strike (C)
Sandy Boys (A)
Magpie (G)
Hanged Man’s Reel (A)
Off She Goes (D)
Westfork Gals (D)
Amelia’s (D)
Durang’s Hornpipe (D)
Lark In the Morning (D)
etc

7/20/11
Too hot. I chose to stay home in my air conditioning but Mike and Mary R. showed up as well as several other people. MLK

7/13/11
At least 18 musicians came and went (plus one baby) while we played outside in the parkette by the parking garage. It was a beautiful, cool, dry summer evening. Even the bugs weren’t too bad. I didn’t remember to bring my notebook along when we moved outside, so I didn’t write down all the tunes we played. The following are the ones I can remember. MLK
Glen Echo Jig (G)
Harvest Home (D)
Boys of Bluehill (D)
Sandy Boys (A)
Sally Ann (D)
Julianne Johnson (D)
Little Dutch Girl (A)
Over the Waterfall (D)
Mississippi Sawyer(D)
Frosty Morning (Ador)
Durang’s Hornpipe (D)
Barlow Knife (G)
Billy In the Lowground (C)
Saturday Night Breakdown (C)
Jeff City (G)
Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine (D)
Buck Mountain (D)
Cherokee Shuffle (D)
Chinquapin Hunting (A)
Ebenezer (G)
Growling Old Man, Grumbling Old Woman (Ador/Amix)
Johnny Don’t Get Drunk (D)
Kesh Jig (G)
Little Dutch Girl (A)
Little Whiskey (A/Amix)
Boys, Them Buzzards Are Flying (A)
Shenandoah Falls (A)
Charleston Gals (G)
Snake River Reel (D)
Westfork Gals (D)
Ashokan Farewell (D)
Old French (D)

7/6/11
20 musicians were there during the time I was and I met Hanno in the parking lot as I was leaving ~9:30. A good & spirited turnout for the middle of summer. Mary the banjo player showed up so we were on our best behavior and tried to stay in the same key several tunes in a row. MLK
Sullivan’s Polka / Britches Full of Stitches (A)
Coleraine (Am)
Big Scioty (G)
Barlow Knife (G)
Seneca Square Dance (G)
Redwing (G)
Shove That Pig’s Foot A Little Further Into the Fire (G)
Cherokee Shuffle (D)
Sarah Armstrong (D)
Chinquapin Hunting (A)
Dubuque (D)
Westfork Gals (D)
Spotted Pony (D)
Pig Ankle Rag (D)
Mississippi Sawyer (D)
Ashokan Farewell (D)
Grasshopper Sittin’ On A Sweet Potato Vine (D)
Martha Campbell (D)
Quince Dillon’s High D (D)
Banjo Tramp (D)
Cora Dye (G)
March of Saint Timothy (G)
Kesh Jig (G)
Behind the Haystack (D)

6/29/11
17 musicians showed up on a lovely June evening. This lucky group got to indulge in the molasses and chocolate chip cookies (different batches!) I brought. Plenty of calories to go around. 9 or 10 people were left by the time I left ~10pm. MLK
Old Joe Clark (Amix) / ??? (didn’t catch the name of the other tune)
The Girl I Left Behind Me (G)
Chinese Breakdown (D)
Spotted Pony (D)
June Apple (Amix)
Sadie At the Back Door (Dmix)
St. Hillaire (G)
Reel des Ancetres (D)
Billy In the Lowground (C)
Pike’s Peak (C)
Redwing (G)
Shoes & Stockings (G)
Down the Brae (Em)
Ookpik Waltz (G)
Jaybird (D)
Peekaboo Waltz (D)
Grubb Springs (A)
Little Dutch Girl (A)
Last Chance (D)
Josephine’s Waltz (G)
Saint Anne’s Reel (D)
Amelia (D)
Glen Echo Jig (G)
Hanged Man’s Reel (A)
Who’s Been Giving You Corn? (G)
Shenandoah Falls (A)
John Ryan’s Polka (D)
Chinquapin Hunting (A)
Campbell’s Farewill to Red Gap (Amix)
Up the Buckhorn Way (D)
Grubb Springs (D)
Cherokee Shuffle (D)
Shove That Pig’s Foot A Little Further Into the Fire (G)
Nail That Catfish to the Tree (G)

6/22/11
I had every intention of a nice dinner with my brother and sister-in-law followed by an evening of music with the Shakys. Alas, I ended up yakking instead of playing so I have no idea what went down at Urban Options. MLK

6/15/11
All told 17 musicians showed up before I left ~9:20pm, but a couple left before me. The smaller group made it a little easier to hear what was going on, but Urban Options is confusing us with their furniture rearranging. Paul B. was there so we got a different twist on Mississippi Sawyer. Is Cajunified a word? MLK
Sally Ann (D)
Jeff City (G)
Kesh Jig (G)
Shove That Pig’s Foot A Little Further Into the Fire (G)
My Darling Asleep (D)
Johnny Don’t Get Drunk (D)
June Apple (Amix)
Jaybird (D)
Jimmy In the Swamp (G)
John Ryan’s Polka (D)
Old Jawbone (G)
Cora Dye (G)
Mississippi Sawyer (D)
Westfork Gals (D)
Nail That Catfish to a Tree (G)
Chinquapin Hunting (A)
Over the Waterfall (D)
Growling Old Man, Grumbling Old Woman (Ador/Amix)
Shenandoah Falls (A)
Cherokee Shuffle (D)
Grasshopper Sitting On A Sweet Potato Vine (D)
Opera Reel (D)
Ten Strike (C)
Kitchen Girl (Amix/Ador)
Hanged Man’s Reel (A)
Forked Deer (D)
Colored Aristocracy (G)
Down the Brae (Em)

6/8/11
I didn’t go so have no idea what was played. I heard a good sized group showed up including some new ones from down Ann Arbor way that Steve H. dragged up. MLK

6/1/2011 (23 musicians>
What’s become the usual number of people showed up on a gorgeous evening but the room seemed more crowded than usual. Probably because Urban Options was rearranging the room (adding bookcases) and books were scattered in piles all over forcing us to pull the chairs into a tighter circle. People were out by their lonesome in the hallways. Here are the tunes played before ~9:30. MLK
Shoes and Stockings (D)
Liberty (D)
‘Round the Horn (G)
Seneca Square Dance (G)
The Girl I Left Behind Me (G)
Julianne Johnson (D)
Ebenezer (G)
Spotted Pony (D)
Little Dutch Girl (A)
Down the Brae (Em)
Billy In the Lowground (C)
Staten Island Hornpipe (D)
Sadie At the Back Door (Dmix)
Jimmy’s Jig (G)
Billy In the Lowlands (G)
Chinquapin Hunting (A)
Last Chance (D)
Puncheon Floor (G/D)
Buck Mountain (D)
Pretty Little Dog (Am)
Angeline the Baker (D)
Grasshopper Sitting On A Sweet Potato Vine (G)
Wild Goose Chase (G)
Simon’s Tune (G?)
Ashokan Farewell (D)
Camp Chase (A)

5/25/2011 (21 musicians)
I was dragging but everybody else seemed to be going strong. It’s nice to have Tana here for the summer and Ang was also able to make it. Paul B. entertained us by giving the 3 part Ragtime Annie with a polka swing. Darryl, & Martha, & I left around 9:15. Look for the mp3 links here or from the main “Tune List” page. MLK
North Carolina Breakdown (G)
Cora Dye (G)
Johnny Don’t Get Drunk (D)
Avalon Quickstep (D)
Mississippi Sawyer (D)
Chinquapin Hunting (A)
Grub Springs (A)
Shenandoah Falls (A)
Shove That Pig’s Foot A Little Further Into the Fire (G)
March of St. Timothy (G) (c Judi Morningstar)
Andy De Jarlis (in D)
Magpie (G)
Whiskey Before Breakfast (D)
Quince Dillon’s High D (D)
Puncheon Floor (G/D)
Waterbound (A)
Colored Aristocracy (G)
Jeff City (G)
Ragtime Annie (D – third part in G)
Staten Island Hornpipe (D)
June Apple (Amix)
Buck Mountain (D)
Five Miles From Town (D)
Cherokee Shuffle (D)
Road To Boston (D)

5/18/2011 (20+ musicians)
20+ musicians dragged themselves through the rain to the jam tonight – including a couple rarely seen ones. Paul B. brought his button accordion but was mostly polite about it. Three players broke off and had an Irish session in the other room. 15 were still going when I left ~9:45. MLK
Over the Waterfall (D)
Auger In the Ditch (G)
Girl I Left Behind Me (G)
John Ryan’s Polka (D)
Ten Strike (C)
Up The Buckhorn Way (D)
Kesh Jig (G)
Frosty Morning (Ador)
June Apple (Amix)
Red Haired Boy (Amix)
Durang’s Hornpipe(D)
Snake River Reel (D/Dmix)
La Marche Nuptial (D)
Shenandoah Falls (A)
Hanged Man’s Reel (A) (aka Hangman’s Reel)
Old Mother Flanagan (A) (3 part version)
Jeff City (G)
Waterbound (A)
Spotted Pony (D)
Road To Boston (D)
Nail That Catfish To A Tree (G)
‘Round the Horn (G)
Little Dutch Girl (A)
Ashokan Farewell (D)
Texas (Amix)
Campbell’s Farewell to Red Gap (Amix)
Bon Ton Schottische (A?)
Inisheer Gravel Walk (G)
Swinging On A Gate (G)
Saint Anne’s Reel (D)

5/11/2011 (21 musicians)
While there were 21 (or more) musicians there, it didn’t seem crowded. That’s probably because Edna was there again with the Shaky tee shirts so I think there was a lot of socializing in the other room. Hanno came early (for Hanno) and John H. & Chris S. made surprise appearances. Anna and Ande also made a valiant? effort to insert a French Canadian influence. There were still 12 there when I left ~10pm.MLK
Frosty Morning (Ador) (sometimes mistakenly called Cold Frosty Morning – a different tune)
Sadie At the Back Door (Dmix)
Little Whiskey (A/Amix)
Walk Along John to Kansas (A)
Shove That Pig’s Foot a Little Further Into the Fire (G)
Chinese Breakdown (D)
Wild Goose Chase (G) (alas, the humidity kept the harmonics muted)
Five Miles From Town (D) (aka Five Miles To Town)
June Apple (Amix)
Little Dutch Girl (A)
Puncheon Floor (G/D)
Saturday Night Breakdown (C)
La Marche Nuptial (D)
Quadrille des Ancêtres (D)
Chinquapin Hunting (A)
Rock the Cradle Joe (D)
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss (D) (aka Susanna Gal, Western Country, etc)
Last Chance (D)
Valley Forge (Dmix)
Grub Springs (A)
Mississippi Sawyer (D)
Buck Mountain (D)
Colored Aristocracy (G)
Going Down to Georgie-O (D)
West Fork Gals (D)
Bull At the Wagon (A)
Turkey Sag (D)
Jeff City (G)
another French Canadian tune whose name I didn’t get (AG: otherwise known as “Cotillion de Patte du Mouton”, or something like that)
St. Hillaire’s (G)
Buffalo Girls (A)
Leake County Two-Step (G)
Cora Dye (G)
Billy In the Low Ground (C)

5/4/2011 (23 musicians)
While nothing special was going on, we still had a good turnout with 23 musicians showing up at various times. These are the tunes played before I left ~9:45. There were still 8+ people there going strong at that time. MLK
Mississippi Sawyer (D)
Road To Boston (D)
Waterbound (A)
Half Past Four (A)
Cherokee Lady (D)
Little Billy Wilson (A)
Flop Eared Mule (G/D played, normally D/A)
Seneca Square Dance (aka Waiting For the Federals) (G)
Angeline the Baker (D)
Wildwood Flower (C)
Bill Sullivan’s Polka / Britches Full of Stitches (A)
Grub Springs (A)
Best Timber (Dm) (from Indian Creek Boys)
Ashokan Farewell (D)
Porter’s Lake Jig (A)
Avalon Quickstep (D)
Andy DeJarlis (D)
Ten Strike (C)
Jeff City (G)
Barlow Knife (G)
Last Chance (D)
Nail That Catfish to a Tree (G)
Old Jawbone (aka Jordan Am A Hard Road to Travel) (G)
Waiting For Nancy (D/Dmix)
Valley Forge (Dmix)
Pa Shot a Bear (Em) (written by our own Bob Borcherding)
Old Joe Clark (Amix)
Auger In the Ditch (G)
I’ll Fly Away (G)
Little Dutch Girl (A)
Booth Shot Lincoln (A)

4/27/2011 (22+ musicians)
The number of musicians showing up over the last year has been consistently high but last night Edna brought the new Shaky tee shirts so that may have contributed to the even higher turnout. Good music was to be had and Darryl’s & Warren’s birthdays acknowledged. These are the tunes played before I left at about 9:15. MLK
Seneca Square Dance (aka Waiting For the Federals) (G)
Johnny Don’t Come Home Drunk (aka Johnny Don’t Get Drunk) (D)
Booth Shot Lincoln (A)
Cora Dye (G)
Westfork Gals (D)
Forked Deer (D)
Cherokee Lady (D)
Saturday Night Breakdown (C)
Pike’s Peak (C)
Billy In the Lowground (C)
Ashokan Farewell (D)
Grub Springs (A)
Last Chance (D)
June Apple (A model)
Snake River Reel (D)
Ten Strike (C)
Magpie (G)
Kitchen Girl (A/Am)
Shoes and Stockings (G)
Bill Sullivan’s Polka / Britches Full of Stitches (A)
Jimmy’s Jig (G)
Nail That Catfish to a Tree (G)
Hangman’s Reel (A)
Whiskey Before Breakfast (D)
Sandy Boys (A)
Jaybird (D)
Old Joe Clark (A model)
Jeff City (G)
John Lover’s Gone (D)

5/28/2010 (17 musicians)

6/2/2010 (12 musicians)
Cluck Old Hen
Shoes and Stockings

6/16/2010 (19 musicians)

6/23/2010 (16 musicians)

6/30/2010 (14 musicians)


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