How it started

Once upon a time, there was a Monday night contra dance in the center of Amherst.  Its history is another story, but one of its salient features was a sit-in band–cheerful, friendly, engaging, fun, and a fine way for musicians to play out.  Then it was decreed by the new organizers that there would be no more sitting in, so what were the musicians to do?  Sit home and sulk?  Of course not.  So began the Monday night session, not in Amherst, but a few miles north in the village of Montague Center.

See David’s comment under the DAK tab for a more detailed version and a few conversational gambits.

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4 November 2019

Sean Ryan's Polka
Angeline the Baker
Reel des Jeunes Mariés
Walk Old Shoe (D)
Ferrie Reel (D)
Lay Dee at Dee (D)
Roscoe (G)
Temperance Reel, aka Teetotaler's (G)
Big Scioty (G)
Flowers of Edinburgh (G)
Seneca Square Dance (G)
Tipper's Reel (G)
Our Run (G)
Green Apple Quickstep (G)
Le Tourment (G)
Korolenko (G)
Lucky Trapper (G)
Black Dog Bit Me on the Toe (G)
Sail Away Ladies (G)
Reel de Goglu (D)
Stool of Repentance (A)
Squirrel Hunters
Waltz, maybe Planxty Irwin?
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28 October 2019

Taggart's (G)
Mairi's Wedding (G)
Cold Frosty Morning (am/A modal)
Silver and Gold Two-Step (D)
Home with the Girls in the Morning (dm)
Boy's Lament for His Dragon (D)
Jack's Life (G)
Tooth Fairy Jig, aka La Fée des Dents (G)
Le Canal en Octobre (G)
Hollow Poplar (G)
Shove That Pig's Foot (G)
2019-10-19 Waltz (G)
Stool of Repentance (A)
Big John McNeil (A)
Old Horse & Buggy-O (A)
Bill Cheatham (A)
Hangman's Reel (A)
Planxty Irwin (D)
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21 October 2019

Speed the Plow (A)
Tippin' Back the Corn (A)
Mason's Apron (A)
Bill Cheatham (A)
Big John McNeil (A)
Meeting of the Waters (A)
Red-Haired Boy (A modal)
Road to Glountane (A)
Reel des Jeunes Mariés (D)
Old French (D)
Scotch Hornpipe (D)
Bay of Fundy (D)
Lay Dee at Dee (D)
Da Brig (D)
Kaynor's Frolic (D)
Cuffy (G)
Tipper's Reel (G)
Quindaro (G)
Ora Lee (G)
The Butterfly
Paddy on the RR, aka The Merry Blacksmith (D)
Utpick Waltz (G)

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7 October 2019

Huntsman's Chorus (G)
Lambingfold (G)
Le Canal en Octobre (G)
Cuffy (G)
Banshee (G)
Bellman's Jig (G)
Green Apple Quickstep (G)
Round the Horn (G)
Kaynor's Frolic (G)
Scotty O'Neil (D)
Whiskey Before Breakfast (D)
Ragtime Annie (D/G)
Scotch Hornpipe (D)
Last Chance (D)
Paddy on the RR, aka Merry Blacksmith (D)
Duck River (D)
The Rambler, aka Father Something's (A)
Waynesboro (A)
Westphalia Waltz (G)
Road to the Isles
Walpole Cottage
March of St. Timothy (G)
My Cape Breton Home
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30 September 2019




Quail is a Pretty Bird
Dennis Murphy's Polka (D)
Coleman's March (D)
Bell's Favorite (D)
Sailing Over England (D)
Spiderweb Canyon (D)
June Apple
Sheilah Coyle's (D)
Dick Gossip (D)
Old Horse & Buggy-O (A)
Tippin' Back the Corn (A)
Road to Glountane (A)
Derry Reel (A)
Red Prairie Dawn (A)
The Riddle (em?)
Irishman's Heart to the Ladies (A)
Kaynor's Frolic (G)
John Brown's March (G)
Mouse in the Cupboard (G)
Cooley's (em)
Jamie Allen (G)
Arizona (G)
Tipper's Reel (G)
Quail is a Pretty Bird
Planxty Fanny Power (G)
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23 September 2019

Possum up a Gum Stump (G)
Dennis Murphy's Polka (D)
Sean Ryan's Polka (D)
Speed the Plough (A)
Kaynor's Frolic (G)
Frog Heaven (D)
Gianna (G)
Boy's Lament for His Dragon (D)
Corie (D)
St. Lawrence Jig (D)
Stan Chapman's (A)
Tooth Fairy, aka La Fee des Dents (G)
French Canadian Reel, maybe Reel Ti-Me?
Aime Gagnon (G)
Tipper's Reel (G)
Through the Gates (D)
On the First Day of the Year (G)
Pete's (sp?) Peerie Boat (D)
Old Rocking Chair (A)
Roxborough Castle (A)
Tippin' Back the Corn (A)
Midnight on the Water (D)

							
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2 September 2019

Going Down to Cairo (D)
Booth Shot Lincoln (A)
Last Chance (D)
Bell's Favorite (D)
The Butterfly (em)
Whiskey Before Breakfast (D)
Yellow Barber (D)
Duck River (D)
Road to Glountane (A)
Garfield's March (G)
Bull of the Woods (G)
St. Anne's Reel (D)
Old Mother Flanagan (A)
Valley Forge (D modal)
Pressley Manor (D)
Woodchopper's Reel (D)
Title Pending (D)
Juliann Johnson (D)
My Home Waltz, aka My Own Home (A)
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