Notes from 2013

12/18/2013
21 Musicians and 2 listeners. I arrived late so the tunes listed below were played after 8:50PM. No Shakys for the next two weeks due to the holidays landing on Wednesdays.
Breakin’ Up Christmas A
Golden Slippers A
Old Mother Flanagan A
Jake’s got a Bellyache A modal
Squirrel Hunters A modal
Le Reve le Diable A (French Canadian Devil’s Dream)
Forked Deer D
Whiskey Before Breakfast D
Smith’s Reel D
Cherokee Shuffle D
Soldier’s Joy D
Dubuque D
Sadie at the Back Door A
Adrian’s Hornpipe G
Lady of the Lake G
Sullivan’s Hollow D
Josio G
Nail the Catfish G
Way Down Yonder G
Auger in the Ditch G
Sourwood Mountain G(Clyde Davenport)
Temperence Reel G
Waynesburo G
Shoot the Turkey Buzzard G
Sol du la Pain G
Blackberry Blossoms D
Wagoner 1-step C
Cumberland Gap G
North Carolina Breakdown G
Crockett’s Honeymoon G
Brasstown G
Wild Horse at Stoney Point G
Metis Drops of Brandy (Reg Bouvette)
Saturday Night Breakdown C
L&N Rag C
Katydid C
Grand Spy C
Rio Grande C

12/11/2013
26 Musicians and 4 listeners. The snow and cold did not deter old time music lovers from showing up. We even had a Canadian visitor with tunes from Newfoundland! 15 fiddlers had the place movin’ and a shakin’. New skinny chairs helped seat everyone comfortably. Thanks!!

John Ryan’s Polka D
Golden Slippers G
Cluck Old Hen A modal
Falls of Richmond A modal
Bonaparte Crossing the Rocky Mountains A modal
D.L.’s Richmond A
Denver Belle C
Long Black Veil D
Mouth of the Tobique G
Dubuque D
Grasshopper Sittin’ on a Sweet Potato Vine D
Woodchopper’s Reel D
Sally Ann Johnson D
Monkey in the Dogcart C
Golden Castle G minor (A slow hornpipe)
The Pear Tree G
Sam Sinnick’s Tune (from Newfoundland)
Puncheon Floor G/D
Henry King’s Tune g
TenStrike C
Farewell to Trion C
Breakin’ Up Christmas A
Cotillion de la Patte de Mouton D
The Halting March A modal
Grandfather’s Clock A – song
Growling Old Man & Cackling Old Woman A
Hangman’s Reel A
Colored Aristocracy
Goodbye My Honey I’m Gone G minor
Old Sport A
Jenny Ran Away in the Mud in the Night A
Road to Malvern A
Black Cat in the Briar Patch A/D
Sadle Old Kate A
Jeff Sturgeon A
Texas/Newcastle A
Hunting the Buffalo A
The Grey Haired Dancing Girl A
Yellow Gals A mix
Half Past Four A
Tippin’ Back the Corn A
+ more tunes after we left – M.R.

12/05/2013
22 Musicians, 3 listeners. It was so crowded the fiddlers were reduced to short bow strokes for much of the night, lest they injure or maim their neighboring guitar players!! Fun tunes were had by all.

Sadie at the Backdoor D
Liberty D
West Fork Gals D
Angeline the Baker D
Flopeared Mule D
Staten Island Hornpipe D
Chinese Breakdown
Freight Train C
Rock Valley Jig C
Cold Frosty Morning Am
Whiskey Before Breakfast D
Road to Boston D
Rock the Cradle Joe D
Jaybird D
Spotted Pony D
St. Anne’s Reeel D
Santa Anna’s Retreat Amodal
Chinquapin Hunting Amx
Bill Cheatum A
Shenandoah Falls A
Texas Newcastle Amx
Jeff City G
Happy Hollow A (source: Marcus Martin)
Old Mother Flannagan A
Breaking up Christmas A
Golden Slippers G
Fisher’s Hornpipe D
Snake River Reel D
Fly Away My Pretty Little Miss D
Waiting for the Federals G
The Barber’s Dance G
Temperence Reel G
Auger in the Ditch G
North Carolina Breakdown G
Colored Aristocracy G
Waynesboro G
Blackberry Blossom G (Sources: Rutherford &Burnett and Ed Haley)
Madame Robichaud’s March in D (Source: The Slippery Stick)
Pete Colors’ 6/8 D tune #3
Julie Ann Johnson D
Sally Ann Johnson D
Tunes were still being called when I left at 10:45. M.R.

11/27/2013
10 Musicians and 2 listeners. Two fiddles for most of the evening. A small group in this pre Thanksgiving session. We discussed whether to meet on Christmas and New Year’s Day and decided there was not enough interest to meet. Long time attendees might know who attended based on the following tune list.

Soldier’s Joy D
Barlow Knife G
Stewart Carmichael D/G
Angeline the Baker D
Booth Shot Lincoln A
Andy DeJarlis D
Seneca Square Dance G
Sadie At The Back Door D
Forward & Back Right & Left Through G
Chattanooga G
Bill Sullivan’s Polka/Britches Full of Stitches A/A
Cherokee Shuffle D
Durang’s Hornpipe D
Over The Waterfall D
Cluck Old Hen A
Road To Boston D
Ashokan Farewell D
Down Home Rag G
The Pear Tree G
Ook Pik Waltz G
Five Steps Down Waltz G
Texas Gals C
L & N Rag C
Dubuque D
Western Country D
Turkey In The Straw G
Benton’s Dream A
Miss McLeod’s Reel G

11/20/2013
18 Musicians and 1 listener. Slow start with no fiddles but a rousing finish
with seven strong! We had some new singers attend. Not sure of the keys of a couple songs.

Miss McLeod’s Reel G
Can’t Help but Wonder where I’m Bound
Cuffy G
St. Anne’s Reel D
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss D
Liberty D
Barlow Knife D
Rock the Cradle Joe D
Grasshopper Sitting on a Sweet Potato Vine D
Snake River Reel D
Going Uptown D
Soldier’s Joy D
Long Black Veil
Where I’m Bound
Old Joe Clark A
Little Dutch Girl A
Hangman’s Reel A
Ducks on the Pond Amx
Red Haired Boy Amx
D.L.’s Richmond A
Parry Sound G
Jeff City G
Arkansas Traveler D
Way Down Yonder
March of St. Timothy G(Judy Morningstar)
Temperance Reel G
Jimmy in the Swamp G
Forward, Back, Right and Left Thru G(Stuart Charmichel)
Denver Belle C
Waynesboro G
Magpie G
Billy in the Lowground C
Three Thin Dimes A
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Chinkapin Hunting A
Monkey on the Woodpile or the Cooked Stovepipe
Moon Behind the Hill
Monkey in the Dogcart C
Hogskin C
Old Joe C
Saddle Old Kate C

11/13/2013
16 Musicians and 1 sketch artist at Shakys. Thanks, Levi and Amelia for the waltz, picture, and tune list!
Ashokan Farewell D
Chinese Breakdown D
Angeline the Baker D
French Four D
Cluck Old Hen Amx
Fly Around my Pretty Little Miss D
L&N Rag C
Old Joe C
Monkey in the Dog Cart C
Ten Strike C
Crow Creek A
Old Mother Flanagan A
Bill Sullivan’s and Britches full of Stitches A
Hangman’s Reel A
Red Wing G
Bull at the Wagon A
Pete Keller’s A
Buck Mountain A
Soldier’s Joy D
Old Joe Clark A
Denver Belle C
Breaking Up Christmas A
L-ville (Snake Hunt) A
Father Kellys’ G
Cora Dye G
Wild Goose Chase C
Amelia’s Waltz D
Way Down that Old Plank Road D
Bill Walker’s Schottische in G
Moon behind the Hill G
Shootin’ Creek D
Double File D
Brasstown G
Beware oh Take Care C

11/06/2013
25 Musicians were at Shakys, 12 fiddlers among them. Welcome back to a few friends we have missed seeing lately! We began and ended the session in D. The Detroit Schottische wins the prize for the most key changes in a tune!

Mississippi Sawyer D
RedHaired Boy A
Fly Around my Pretty Little Miss D
Angeline A
Spotted Pony D
Over the Waterfall D
Quince Dillion’s High D D
Martha Campbell D
Yellow Rose of Texas D
Arkansas Traveler D
Johnny Don’t Get Drunk No More D
Detroit Schottische DDADGGCCGGDD
Grub Springs in D
Ragtime Annie DG
Wes Fork Gals D
Sally in the Garden Dm (Tana plays this in Em on harp.)
Whiskey before Breakfast D
Sugar in my Coffee-o G
Colored Aristocracy G
Chattanooga G
Swinging on a Gate G
Father Kelly’s G
Puncheon Floor DG
Prairie deRoucher Motion D
Hogskin C
Eight and Forty Sisters E modal
Old Joe C
Rock Valley C
Dubuque D
Soldier’s Joy D
Margaret’s Waltz A
Buck Mountain D
Karen’s Reel D
Winderslide D
Chiquapin Hunting D
Oak Ridge Stomp D
Ducks on the Millpond D
Grandfather’s Clock G
Sandy River Belles G
Colored Aristocracy G
Brasstown G
Grandpa Raber”s #2 G
Jeff City G
Brahms’ Lullaby G
Huldy in the Sinkhole AE
Saddle Old Kate A
Money Creek D
Oklahoma Rooster D

10/30/2013
18 Musicians and 2 fans attended. The 5 fiddlers had to work a little harder than usual to be heard because there were 10 guitar players!

Cluck Old Hen A
Cold Frosty Morning A
Ducks on the Pond Am
My Toes are Sore from Dancing on the Sandy Floor Am
Star of the County Down Am
Bonaparte Crossing the Rockies Am
Dusty Miller D
Durang’s Hornpipe – D
Angeline the Baker D
Quince Dillion’s High D
Arkansas Traveler D
Buck Mountain D
French Four D
Liberty D
Mississippi Sawyer D
Dubuque D
Avalon Quickstep D
Whiskey before Breakfast D
Over the Waterfall D
Sally in the Garden Dm
George Booker Am
Campbells Farewell to Redgap Am
Hangman’s Reel A
Chinquapin Hunting A
Grub Springs A
Black Cat in the Briarpatch A-D
Stewart Carmichel D-G
Viola’s Schottische D
Shenandoah Falls A
Old Mother Flanagan A
Brasstown G
Salyers’ Lost Girl G
Barlow Knife G
RedWing G
L&N Rag C
Old Joe C
Ten Strike C

10/23/2013
19 Musicians attended. A real treat to have a cellist join us tonight as well as a dancer! Great session!

Puncheon Floor G/D
Clifford Sparks Unknown #5 Jig G
Shove the Pigsfoot a Little Further into the Fire G
Shoes and Stockings G
Jeff City G
Barlow Knife G
Sandy River Belles G
Ebeneezer G
Josephine’s Waltz G
Cuffy G
Angeline the Baker D
Forked Deer D
Andy deJarlis D
Rock the Cradle Joe D
Cherokee Shuffle D
Arkansas Traveler D
WinderSlide D
Stalkup’s Polka D
Shootin’ Creek D
Statton Island Hornpipe d
Dubuque D
Rachel D
Bill Walker’s Jig in G
West Fork Gals D
Harvest Home D
Dry and Dusty D
Booth Shot Lincoln A
Billy in the Lowground C
Texas Gals C
Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase C
Caislean An Oir Gm
Old Joe C
Hogskin C
Hell Broke loose in Georgia C
L&N Rag C
Tennessee Waltz C
Wagoner 1step C
Denver Belle C
Farewell Trion C
Wild Goose Chase C

10/9/ 2013
Shaky Tunes
1. D-Angeline The Baker
2. Maid Behind the Bar
3. D-St. Anne’s Reel
4. Amazing Grace
5. A-Cluck Old Hen
6. D-Black-eyed Susie
7. D-Mississippi Sawyer
8. A-Bill Cheatum
9. A-Blackberry Blossom
10. D-Flopeared Mule
11. D-G Stewart Carmichael
12. A-Squirrel Hunters
13. D-Spotted Pony
14. D- Buck Mountain
15. A-Grubb Springs
16. A-Sandy Boys
17. A-Texas
18. A-Waterbound
19. D-Liberty
20. G-Auger in the Ditch
21. G-Waynesboro
22. G-Pear Tree
23. G-Moon behind the hill
24. G-Snowbird on the Ashbank
25. G-Sandy River Belle
26. G-Jimmy in the Swamp
27. G-Cuffey
28. G-Maggie Brown’s Favorite
29. G-Shagpoke
30. G-The Girl I left behind me
31. G-Colored Aristocracy
32. G-Jeff City
33. G- Shove the Pigsfoot
34. D-Sally Ann
35. D-Harrison’s Folly
36. D-Jump Jim Crow
37. A-Road to Malvern
38. A-Saddle Old Kate
39. D-Ashokan Farewell
40. C-G Denver Belle 41. A-Cold Frosty Morning

10/2/2013
A-Hangman’s Reel
A-Cluck Old Hen
A-Arkansas Traveler
G-Form a Star
D-Angeline the Baker
D-Rock the Cradle Joe
D-Quince Dillon’s High D tune
D-Texas Quickstep
A-Squirrel Hunters
D-Dubuque
D-St. Anne’s Reel
D-John Short’s Tune
D-Jaybird
A-Ande Ate a Bear
A-Margaret’s Waltz
D-Gilsaw
A-Old Sport
A-Saddle Old Kate
A-Benton’s Dream
A-Reel d’Issadun
A-Jenny run away in the mud in the Night
A-Campbell’s Farewell to Redgap
D-Last Chance
D- Grand Picnic
D-Going Uptown
G-Shagpoke ( from Dwight Lamb)
C-Katydid
C-Rocky Pallet
C-Tennessee Mt. Fox Chase
C-charleston#2
C-Am-Road to Maysville(J.P. Fraley/John Hartford)
A-Hanings Farewell
C-G-Denver Belle
C-Billy in the Lowground
C-Wagoner 1-step
C-Altamont
C-Gigue en Do
Bb- Rustic Dance (Bob Walters)
E- Fishin’ Creek Blues (Lonny Pierce)


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