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TAUNY Music Jams

Please email programs@tauny.org to be added to the jam email list.


TAUNY's traditional music jams are open to good-natured folks interested in gathering with North Country neighbors to play old time fiddle tunes. All levels of musicians, singers, and step dancers are welcome. Toe tappin’ listeners are encouraged although they may be handed a pair of spoons or washboard before the eve is over!

In Fall 2014, jams will happen on third Fridays of the month, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. They will be hosted by fiddler Gretchen Koehler and singer/guitarist Barb Heller, host of NCPR's String Fever.  

To help all players feel welcome, we will play tunes at a variety of speeds throughout the evening. Players will be invited to pick tunes from the set list--round-robin style--and begin the tune at their speed. Sheet music, words, and chords will be provided for those who would like to read along.  Bring music stands if you need one.

REELS
Flop Eared Mule (D/A), Arkansas Traveler (D), Turkey in the Straw (G), Girl I Left Behind (G), Road to Boston (D), Liberty (D), Golden Slippers G and D) Snow Deer (G and D), Devil’s Dream (A), Soldier’s Joy (D), Fisher’s Hornpipe (D), Maple Sugar (A), Joys of Quebec (A), Gaspe Reel (D), St. Anne’s Reel (D), Ragtime Annie (D), Red Haired Boy, Boil ‘em Cabbage

JIGS
Cock of the North (Chase me Charlie) (A), Off  She Goes (D), Gary Owen (G), Swallowtail Jig (Em), Haste to the Wedding (D), Irish Washerwoman (G), Irishman’s Heart to the Ladies (A), One Hundred Pipers (A), Smash the Window (D), Kesh Jig

WALTZES
Ashokan Farewell (D), Country Waltz (D), Peek-a-boo Waltz, (D), Southwind , Ash Grove (G / D), Westphalia Waltz, Black Velvet Waltz, Star of the County Down (Am)

SONGS
Walbash Cannonball (D), Old Joe Clark (A), Angelina Baker (D), Cripple Creek (A), Cindy (D), Liza Jane (D), Rubber Dolly (A), Turkey in the Straw (G), Red Wing (G), I’ll Fly Away, Shady Grove

And more…!


The First Friday Music Jams are possible thanks to generous support from TAUNY Friends Pete and Kathy Wyckoff.



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