Notes from 2016

12/14/2016
We are still meeting weekly, It has been a while since anything has been posted here. On a very cold and somewhat snowy evening, 8 hardy souls showed up to play tunes at Michigan Energy Options tonight. We had a pretty good time, 3 fiddlers, harmonica, 2 guitars, 2 banjos. One new attendee who came from out of town.

06/29/2016
a beautiful evening in East Lansing. We had about 15 musicians tonight and 1 observer. About the same as last week. I am not going to list tunes played because I did not write them down. I am just posting this message to indicate that the Shakies are still meeting weekly and playing tunes.

05/04/2016
cool, rainy evening. 13 musicians, 1 observer. List below is not complete as I left early.

Colored Aristocracy G
Seneca Square Dance or Waiting For The Federals G
Cuffey G
Red Wing G
Magpie G
Miss MacLeod’s Reel G
Danny Boy G
Little Rabbit A
Soldiers Joy D
Jump Jim Crow D
Dubuque D
Hangmans Reel A
Old Mother Flanigan A
Mosquito That Ate My Mother In Law D
Tennessee Waltz D
Spotted Pony D
Staten Island Hornpipe D
Emma’s Pride D
La Bastrinque D
Blackberry Blossom G
June Apple A
Crow Creek A
Goin’ Uptown D
Pig Ankle Rag D
Jeff City G
Waynesboro G
Down Yonder G
Amelia’s Waltz D

04/27/2016
cool evening but not cold. 15 musicians, 1 observer. One first time Shaky.

Chinese Breakdown D
Mississippi Sawyer D
Sadie At The Back Door D
Over The Waterfall D
Spotted Pony D
Jaybird D
Angeline The Baker D
Julie Ann Johnson D
Sally Ann Johnson D
Ashokan Farewell D
Take My Blues Away composed by Mike Ross D
Needlecase D
Red Wing G
Puncheon Floor G/D
Auger In The Ditch G
Shove That Pigs Foot A Little Further Into The Fire G
Magpie G
Chattanooga G
Cora Dye G
Billy In The Low Ground C
Old Joe C
Texas Gals C
L and N Rag C
Old Mother Flanigan A
Bill Cheatham A
Old Joe ClarK A
Chinquapin Hunting A
Falls Of Richmond A
Shenandoah Falls A
Margaret’s Waltz A
Yellow Gals A
June Apple A
Cluck Old Hen A
Granny Will Your Dog Bite A
Cripple Creek A
Jessica’s Polka A
Old Melinda C

03/31/2016
mild evening with some very light rain by the time we left for the evening. 16 musicians, 1 observer. I have not posted here for a while but that does not mean that the Shakys are not meeting weekly. Here are the tunes:

Dubuque D
Briarpicker Brown D
Durangs Hornpipe D
Spotted Pony D
Coleman’s March D
Shuffle About D
Sadie At The Back Door D
Belles Of Lexington D
Sarah Armstrong D
St. Anne’s Reel D
Southwind D
Waterbound A
June Apple A
Forked Deer D
Red Haired Boy A
Sandy Boys A
Shenandoah Falls A
Old Molly Hare D
Bull At The Wagon A
Arkansas Pullet A
Sally Ann Johnson D
Seneca Square Dance G
Babes In The Wood G
Boys The Buzzards Are Flying A
Indian Corn G
Red Wing G
Colored Aristocracy G
Blackberry Blossom G
Magpie G
Wes Muir’s Tune C
Golden Slippers G
Whiskey Before Breakfast D
Pretty Little Dog Am
Mississippi Sawyer D

01/20/2016
cold but seasonal for January 15 musicians, 1 observer. Much better than January 13 when we only had 6 musicians. Long time since turnout was that low. Not all tunes played are listed as I left early.

Colored Aristrocracy G
Shoes And Stockings G
Seneca Square Dance G
Whiskey Before Breakfast D
Dubuque D
West Fork Gals D
Mississippi Sawyer D
Emma’s Pride D
St. Anne’s Reel D
Sadie At The Back Door D
Road To Boston D
Bug In The Taters or Sister Ann D
Angeline The Baker D
Old Mother Flanigan A
Bull At The Wagon A
Road To Malvern A
Crow Creek A
June Apple A
Josephine’s Waltz G
Puncheon Floor G/D
Cherokee Shuffle D
Rock The Cradle Joe D
Johnny Don’t Get Drunk D
Buck Mountain D
Over The Waterfall D
Shove That Pig’s Foot A Little Farther Into The Fire G
Jeff City G
Waynesboro G
Sheeps And Hogs Going To The Pasture G
Indian Corn G
Lost Girl (John Morgan Salyer) G
Green Mountain Petronella G


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