Notes from 2014

05/07/2014
23 musicians – almost a full house! The weather was great and many Shakys came out to play.

Jaybird D
Possum’s Tail is Bare D
Cowboy’s Dream D
Don Tremaine’s Reel D
Staten Island D
Dubuque D
Ande Ate a Bear A
Billy in the Low land G
Cora Dye G
Jimmy in the Swamp G
Liberty D
Rochester Shottishe D
Viola’s Favorite D
Whiskey Before Breakfast D
St. Anne’s Reel D
Falls of Richmond A
Hangman’s Reel A
Old Sport A
Dusty Miller D
Kansas City Reel D
The Wind that turns the Mill Am
She Came up from St. Louis and She Went Back Home A
Miller’s Reel A
Walk Along John to Kansas A
Half Past Four A
Saturday Night Breakdown C
Brian H. tune – Ten Strike C
Texas Gals C
Birdie C- Eddon Hammonds
Old Melinda C

04/30/2014
16 musicians including a surprise visit from Mary Lou! So great to see our Shaky guitar player and former Shaky blogger.

Many tunes were played, couldn’t keep up with the list.
Buck Mountain D
Ragtime Annie A
Shove the Pigsfoot G
Walk on the Water G
Piney Woods Gal G
Cuffy G
Detroit Shottische D
Down Yonder G
Turkey in the Straw G
Sandy River Belles G
Lady do-si-do G
Colored Aristocracy G
L&N Rag C
Hangman’s Reel A
Sky boat- Scottish tune G
Chattanooga A
Boys the Buzzards are Flying
Nine Miles out of Louisville – Buddy Thomas
Free from Care -from Gems of the Ballroom
Golden Slippers G
Sandy Boys A
Shenandoah Falls A
Le steppe a Tiphonse
Wild Goose Chase
Knoxville Rag
Les’ Raber tune “Lewis…”
Tennessee Mt. Fox Chase C
Old Melinda C
La Pecheuse
Plante a Cao -French/Brittany shottische

04/23/2014
21 musicians, several listeners, and a new Shaky. Welcome Marissa!

Missed the first hour of tunes. Here’s what was played later:
Chinkapin Hunting A
Andy De Jarlis
Blackberry Blossom G
Jeff City G
Mouth of the Tobique
St. Anne’s Reel D
Chattanooga D
Angeline the Baker D
Gospel Plow E
Cluck Old Hen A
Bill Sullivan/Britches full of Stitches A
Old Joe Clarke A
Booth Shot Lincoln A
Growling Old Man/Cackling Old Woman A
Saddle Old Kate A
Down Yonder A
Walk Along John to Kansas A
Oh my Darling Asleep D
Dubuque D
Over the Waterfall D
Mississippi Sawyer D
Julianne Johnson D
Highlander’s Farewell
The Pear Tree G
Cold Frosty Morning Am
Nail the Catifish G
Magpie G
Flowers of Edinborough G
Cora Dye G

04/16/2014
18 musicians – fun tunes!

Shove the Pigsfoot G
Cuffy G
Dubuque D
Temperance Reel
Colored Aristocracy
Rock the Cradle Joe D
Soldier’s Joy D
Blackberry Blossom G
Auger in the Ditch G
Barlow Knife G
Redwing G
Miss McCleod’s Reel
Flowers of Edinburgh G
Puncheon Floor G/D
Father Kelly’s G
Tennessee Mt. Fox Chase C
Billy in the Lowground C
Texas Gals C
Ten Strike C
Quadrille de Beauharmois C
Old Melinda C
Wes Muir’s tune C
C.S. richmond A
Cluck old Hen A
Sandy floor A
Granny does your dog Bite A
Star of Munster A
RedHaired Boy A
Saddle old Kate A
Half Past Four A
Campbell’s Farewell to Redgap A
Booth Shot Lincoln A
Jenny Ran Away in the Mud in the Night A
Round the Horn A
Down Yonder A
Nail the Catfish G
Maggie Brown’s Favorite
Magpie
The Jumping Toothache G
Big Scioty G
Sugar in the coffee-o G
Tippin Back the corn A
Hanno’s Tune Bb
Thunderbolt Bb

04/09/2014
14 Musicians and 2 listeners. It was great to see Harley and Darryl!

Around the Horn G
Down Yonder G
Bill Walker Waltz D
Over the Waterfall
Tremaine’s Reel
Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine
Colored Arsitocracy
Angeline the Baker D
Soldier’s Joy D
Bonaparte’s Retreat D
Pig Ankle Rag D
Morpeth Rant D
Chattanooga G
Waterbound A
Saddle Old Kate A
Black Cat in the Briar Patch A/D
Sally in the Garden Dm
Bill White C
Richmond D.L. A
Senecca Squaredance G
Fly Around my Pretty Little Miss D
Hangman’s Reel A
Tipping Back the Corn A
Emma’s Pride A
Bill Cheatum A
Old Belle Cow A
Hunting the Buffalo A
Detroit Shottiische DADGCGD
Blackberry Blossum G
Old Joe C
St. Anne’s Reel A
Denver Belle C
Nail the Catfish G
Sandy River Belles G
You Married my Daughter but yet you Didn’t G
Flying Cloud Cotillion
Bill Walker Tune in A

04/02/2014
18 Musicians and 1 listener.

Flowers of Edinborough G
Chattanooga G
Big Scioty G
Barlow Knife G
Ebeneezer G
Puncheon Floor D/G
Cora Dye G
Forward, Back, Right and Left Through G
Shove the Pigsfoot G
Blackberry Blossom G
Flopeared Mule D
Walkin’ in the Parlor D
Soldier’s Joy D
Possom’s Tail is Bare D
Spotted Pony D
Dubuque D
Mississippi Sawyer D
John Short’s Tune D
The Red Hills Polka D
Morpeth Rant D
Sullivan’s Hollow D
Bill Walker tune in D
Quince Dillon’s High D
Rock the Cradle Joe D
Cutting at the Pint D
Ways of the World D
Sally Ann Johnson D
Whiskey Before Breakfas D
Valley Forge D
Dusty Miller D
Rachel D
Liverpool Hornpipe D
Chinese Breakdown D
Old Melinda C
That’s My Rabbit -My Dog Caught it C
New Money C
Altamont C

03/26/2014
17 musicians and 2 listeners were back at MEO. It was nice to be back in the newly redecorated fireplace room!

Morpeth Rant D
Bill Walker’s Shottische G
Grasshopper Sitting on a Sweet Potato Vine D
Booth Shot Lincoln A
Chatanooga G
Ways of the World D
Cora Dye G
Bill Cheatum A
Old Sport A
Crow Creek A
Bill Walkers’ tune in D
Blackberry Blossoms G
Snake River Reel D
Breaking up Christmas A
Hangman’s Reel A
Tippin’ Back the Corn A
Chinquapin Hunting A
Britches full of Stitches/Bill Sullivans’ Polka A
Half Past 4 A
Saddle Old Kate A
Old Mother Flanagan A
Jenny on the Railroad A
L’ville A
Jenny Ran Away in the Mud in the Night
Down Home Rag G
RedWing G
Cuffy G
Seneca Squaredance G
Jeff City G
Lost Girl G
The Pear Tree G
Lady-do-si-do
Sally Ann(Tommy Jackson version)
Old Melinda C
Wes Muir’s Tune C
Rock Valley C
Altamont C
L&N Rag C
Quadrille…C
Hell Broke Loose in Georgia C
Old Joe C
Katydid C

03/19/2014
Shakys combined forces with the Bath Music Jam tonight. I did not keep track of tunes or attendance.

03/12/2014
14 Musicians and 1 listener attended the session held in the conference room of MEOptions.

Cluck Old Hen A modal
Road to Malvern A
Little Billy Wilson A
Saddle Old Kate A
Kesh Gig G
Salty River Reel A
Little Dutch Girl A
Down Yonder G
Rock the Cradle Joe D
Angeline the Baker A
Squirrel Hunters D
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss D
Chinquapin Hunting A
Old Sport A
Grubb Springs A
Highlander’s Farewell A
The Brushy Fork of John’s Creek A (from Snake Chapman)
L’ville A
Redwing
Billy in the Low Ground C
Wagoner One Step C
Old Melinda C
Hell Broke Loose in Georgia C
Wild Goose Chase C
Monkey in the Dogcart C
Golden Slippers C
Hangman’s Reel A
Tennessee Mt. Fox Chase C
Gtanny Does Your Dog Bite A
Sleepy Eyed Joe C
Birdie C
L&N Rag C

03/05/2014
15 Musicians and 1 listener attended, fighting off both the cold weather and excessive paint fumes in the fireplace room of MEoptions. Spring, where are you?

Tunes played after 8:30pm:
Shove the Pigsfoot G
Hangman’s Reel A
Flopeared Mule D/A
L-ville A
Hunting the Buffalo A
Tippin’ Back the Corn A
Sugar in my Coffee-O G
Greenfields of America A
Road to Malvern A
Texas A
Down Yonder G
Chinquapin Hunting A
Mouth of the TobiqueA
Stone’s Rag C
Jaybird D
Sally in the Garden Dmodal
Forked Deer D
Upper Leigh High D/G
Goodbye my Honey, I’m Gone Gm
Golden Slippers G
Seneca Squaredance G
Shoot the Turkey Buzzard G (from Cecil Plum)
Ten Strike C
Old Melinda C
Old Joe C
L&N Rag C
Bumblebee in a Jar C
Wild Goose Chase C
Indian ate a Woodchuck C

02/26/2014
We were back at MEOptions this week in their conference room while the front room was being painted. 11 Musicians and 1 listener braved the frigid weather to play hot tunes.

Senecca Squaredance G
Cuffy G
Angeline D
Waterbound A
Morpeth Rant D
Magpie G
Chatanooga G
Duck River D
Kiowa Special
Blackberry Blossoms G
Colored Aristocracy G
Lost Girl G
Pear Tree G
Indian Ate a Woodchuck C
Glasmacher’s G
Emily’s Jig G
Waynesburo G
Swinging on a Gate G
Dixie G
Over the Waterfall A
Lady Do-Si-Do (from Calvin Vollroth)
Stuart Carmichael D/G
Cherokee Shuffle D
Quadrille des en cetre
Air de St. Hillare G
Danse de Barbier G
Wes Muirs’ tune C
New Five Cents D
Ashokan Farewell D
Hunting the Buffalo A

02/19/2014
The Shakys joined forces with the Bath Music Jam this week, since we were not able to meet at Michigan Energy Options. The Bath Music Jam meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 5959 Park Lake Road, Bath, MI at 6:30 PM. Light refreshments are available for a small donation. All musicians are welcome and a “round robin” format is used. Mike Ross is the emcee.

02/12/2014
Some of our favorite Shakys have headed to the South, East and Western countries. We miss them ! 12 musicians and 1 listener made it through the snow to warm up with a little music. Can you guess from the tunes who was there?
Angeline the Baker D
Soldier’s Joy D
Arkansas Traveler D
Coleman’s March D
Mason’s Apron D
Road to Boston D
Morpeth Rant
Swinging on a Gate G
Shove the Pigsfoot G
If I only had a Brain G
Jimmy in the Swamp G
Jaybird D
Rachel (or Texas Quickstep) D
Blackberry Blossoms (Arthur Smith’s) G
Seneca Squaredance G
Fly Around My Pretty Litle Miss D
Hollow Poplar G
The Crooked Stovepipe G
The Pear Tree G
Snowbird on the Ashbank G
Cuffy G
Squirrel Hunters D
Lost Girl G
Greenback Dollio A
RedWing D
John Ryan’s Polka D
Wes Muir’s Tune C
Kitchen Girl A modal
It May not be the Grand Ole’ Opry D
Peek-a-boo Waltz D
Billy in the Lowground C
Tennessee Waltz D
Money Creek A
I left and the tunes continued…

02/05/2014
15 Musicians and 2 listeners. Another cold, frosty evening.
Hawks and Eagles D
Maid behind the Bar D
Woodchopper’s Reel D
Dancing Bear Em
Caribou Reel Em/Special D
Kitchen Girl A mix
Squirrel Heads and Gravy A
Billy in the Lowground C
Rush and the Pepper D
Prairie d’rocher Motion D/A
Arkansas Traveler D
Chinquapin Hunting A
Grasshopper Sitting on a Sweet Potato Vine D
George Washington C
Staten Island D
Ande Ate a Bear Amix
Sandy Boys Amix
D.L. Richmond A
Blackberry Blossom A
Run Down Boot D
Dusty Miller D
Saddle Old Kate A
The Pear Tree G
Ebeneezer G
Booth Shot Lincoln A
Glasmacher’s Tune G
Nail the Catfish G
Shove that Pigsfoot G
Over the Waterfall D

01/29/2014
18 Musicians and 1 listener. Missed the first hour of tunes-didn’t arrive until 8:30, but stayed until the end. Fiddle bows were flying, the walls were shakin’. First hour of tunes- a mystery – known only to the players.
Jeff City G
The Pear Tree G
Possum on a Rail G
Denver Belle C G
Farewell to Trion C
Billy in the Lowground C
If I had a Hammer C
Hogskin C
Texas Gals C
Wild Goose Chase C
Liza Jane A
Oh Mary Don’t you Weep A
Jenny Ran Away in the Mud in the Night A
Grubb Springs A
Old Joe Clark Amx
Squirrel Hunters Amx
Road to Malvern A
Golden Slippers A
Double File A
Black Cat in the Briar Patch A D
Soldier’s Joy D
Cumberland Gap D
Rock the Cradle Joe D
St Anne’s Reel D
Sally Ann Johnson D
Julianne Johnson D
Fisher’s Hornpipe D
Chinkapin Hunting D
Be Kind to a Man when he’s Down D
Boatman (source- Marcus Martin) D
Ducks on the Millpond D
Ragtime Annie D
Frankie and Johnnie

01/22/2014
19 Musicians and 3 listeners. Our dancer is considered a percussionist and is counted in the musician category. Too cold for words, but the tunes helped warm us up. When I left at 11PM, there were still 8 people playing music.
Rock the Cradle Joe D
Cluck Old Hen A
St. Anne’s Reel D
Cold Frosty Morning Am
Old Mother Flanagan A
Tippin’ Back the Corn A
Over the Waterfall D
Soldier’s Joy D
Walkin’ in the Parlour D
Angeline the Baker D
Durang’s Hornpipe D
Mississippi Sawyer D
Snake River Reel D
Forked Deer D
D.L.’s Richmond A
Crow Creek A
Grubb Springs A
Cherokee Shuffle D
Buck Mountain D
Pike’s Peak C
Kesh Jig D
Going Down to Cairo G
The Girl I Left Behind Me G
Temperance Reel G
Snowbird on the Ashbank G
Possum on a Rail G
Puncheon Floor G/D
Tennessee Waltz C
Down Yonder C
Where’s the Preacher with the Rabbi’s Wife? A
Senecca Squaredance G
Lost Girl G
Josio G
Jenny Ran Away in the Mud in the Night A
Hangman’s Reel A
Red Hair Boy A
Old Sport A
Road to Malvern A
Golden Slippers G
Jeff Sturgeon G

01/15/2014
16 Musicians and 3 in the audience. Thanks for keeping track of the tunes, Dave.
Grub Springs D
Buck Mountain D
Grasshopper Sitting on a Sweet Potato Vine D
Soldier’s Joy D
Road to Boston D
Johnny Don’t Get Drunk D
Bull at the Wagon A
Shove that Pigsfoot G
Out on the Ocean
Glen Echo Jig G
Cherokee Shuffle D
St. Anne’s Reel D
Hangman’s Reel A
Squirrel Hunters A
Ducks on the Pond A
Red Wing G
Hollow Poplar G
Durang’s Hornpipe D
Possum’s Tail is Bare D
Froggie on the Carport or Doggie on the Carpet A
Fairy Dance D
Ande Ate a Bear A
Quince Dillon’s High D
Little Whiskey D
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss D
Waiting for the Federals G
Forward and Back/Right and Left Through G
Freight Train G
Wagoner 1-step C
HogSkin C
Altamont C
Old Joe C
4-part Detroit Shottishe DADGCGD
Down Yonder C
Rock Valley Jig C
Moccasin Shuffle Am/C
Fisher’s Hornpipe D
Old French D
Money Creek D

01/08/2014
Winter’s icy blast could not keep away 14 faithful Shakys and one listener last night. It was an inpromptu four-string banjo reunion of sorts with 5 banjoists happily filling out the rhythm section, keeping the fiddlers in line.
Cold Frosty Morning A
Shenendoah Falls A
Little Liza Jane A
Dave’s Pick in D
Ragtime Annie D
Road to Boston D
John Ryan’s Polka D
Soldier’s Joy D
Rock the Cradle Joe D
Possum’s Tail is Bare D
Chatanooga D
Squirrel Hunters D
Ten Strike C
Billy in the Low Ground C
8th of January D
Spotted Pony D
Dubuque D
Fly Around my Pretty Little Miss D
Whiskey Before Breakfast D
Sadie at the Back Door D
Sail Away Ladies D
Porter’s Lake Gig A
The Pear Tree G
The Maid behind the Bar
Colored Aristocracy G
Auger in the Ditch G
Rochester Shottische D
Hangman’s Reel A
Jeff City G
Possum up a Gum Stump G
Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine D
Cora Dye G
Bus Stop Reel A
Caribou Reel E minor
Denver Belle C
Saddle Old Kate A
Dave Langdon’s Richmond A
Shoes and Stockings G
Florida Blues D
Fishers’ Hornpipe D
When I left at 11PM the music was still going strong.


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