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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6 September 2021

Golden Slippers (D)
Union Street Session (D)
Montague Reel (D)
Coleraine (am)
Road to Lisdoonvarna (em)
Julia Delaney (dm)
Mississippi Sawyer (D)
Multnomah March (A)
Repeal the Poll Tax (A)
Tippin' Back the Corn (A)
Speed the Plow (A)
Marching Through Georgia (G)
Sail Away Ladies (G)
The Volunteer (G)
Spootiskerry (G)
Korolenko (G)
Out on the Ocean (G)
Mairi's Wedding (G)
Round the Horn (G)
Planxty Fanny Power (G)
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30 August 2021

Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine (D)
Walking Home from Texas (C)
Leaning Linden (G)
Robertson's (A)
The Bank of Turf (D)
Scolley's (em)
Sail Away Ladies (G)
Round the Horn (G)
Springfield (D)
Fleur de Mandragore (A)
Star Above the Garter (G)
Moon and Seven Stars (D)
Sweetbriar (A)
Stool of Repentance (A)
My Dungannon Sweetheart (C)
Ragtime Annie (D/G)
Ora Lee (G)
Luke the Bear (D)
On the Danforth (A)
Sheebeg and Sheemore (D)
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23 August 2021

Speed the Plow (A)
Sarah's Jig (G)
Road to the Isles (G)
Old Favorite (G)
Julia Delaney (dm)
Treaty of Paris (A)
Flowers of Edinburgh (G)
The Volunteer (G)
Mairi's Wedding (G)
Ashgrove (G)
Coleman's March (D)
Spotted Pony (D)
High Clouds (G)
Sailing Over England (D)
Barrowburn (D)
Flop-Eared Mule (D/A)
Hollow Poplar (G)
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16 August 2021

Maison de Glace (D)
Walk Old Shoe (D)
Camp Meeting on the 4th of July (D)
Fair Jenny's (D)
Pete's March (D)
Honeylocust (D)
Sheilah Coyle's (D)
Sailing Over England (D)
Springfield (D)
Tracy's Turn (A)
Tippin' Back the Corn (A)
Speed the Plough (A)
Road to Glountaine (A)
Squirrel Hunters 
Stool of Repentance (A)
Red-Haired Boy (D)
Jamie Allen (G)
Father Kelly's (G)
Glise de Sherbrooke (G)
Tombigbee (G)
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2 August 2021

Puncheon Floor (G/D)
North Carolina Breakdown (G)
Possum Up a Gum Stump (G)
Big-Footed Man in a Sandy Lot (G)
Garfield's March (G)
Miss MacLeod's (G)
Glise à Sherbrooke (G)
Hog Trot Reel (G)
Lambingfold (G)
Spootiskerry (G)
Far From Home (G)
Zelda (am)
Shenandoah Falls (A)
Hommage à Edmund Parizeau (A)
Reel St. Antoine (A)
Last Chance (D)
Camp Meeting on the 4th of July (D)
Honeylocust (D)
Sarah's Jig (D)
Reel Africain (G)
Adieu les Filles de Mon Pays (G)
Inisheer (G)
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26 July 2021

Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine (D)
Coleman's March (D)
Doon the Brae (em)
Julia Delaney (dm)
Johnny, Johnny, Don't Get Drunk (D)
My Darling Asleep (D)
Springfield (D)
Maggots in the Sheephide (D)
Montague Reel (D)
Union Street Session (D)
Idlewild Jig (D/bm)
Tippin' Back the Corn (A)
Miller's Reel (A)
L'Aire Mignon (A)
Repeal the Poll Tax (A)
The Telephone Tune (A/D)
Barrowburn (D)
Old Horse & Buggy-O (A)
Waiting for Nancy
Tombigbee (G)
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19 July 2021

Rainy Night in Montague (modal)
Camp Meeting on the Fourth of July (D)
Scotch Hornpipe (D)
Sailing Over England (D)
Our Guiding Star (D)
Swallowtail Jig (em)
Reel des Vies (?) (D)
Springfield (D)
Maggots in the Sheep Hide (D)
Ganglåt från Appelbo (G)
Cuffy's (G)
Colored Aristocracy (G)
Spootiskerry (G)
Seneca Square Dance (G)
Shenandoah Falls (A)
Walking Home from Texas (C)
L'Aire Mignon (A)
Inisheer (G)
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23 December 2019

Ora Lee (G)
Star Above the Garter (G)
Chief O'Neill's Favorite
Hommage à ? Bouchard (D/bm)
Bell's Favorite (D)
Honeylocust (D)
The Rambler (A)
Road to Glountane (A)
Reunion Jig (A)
Over the Moor to Maggie (G)
Breton Schottische #1 (D)
Breton Schottische #2 (D)
Tu m'avais dit . . . 
Walk Old Shoe (D)
Possum Up a Gum Stump (G)
Grasshopper Sittin' on a Sweet Potato Vine (D)
Nail That Catfish (G)
Billy Church Memorial Breakdown, aka Cat on a Leash (A)
Cat Out of the Bag
Frog Heaven (D)
Shove That Pig's Foot (G)
Planxty Fanny Power (G)
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16 December 2019

Banshee (G)
Polska in G Major (G)
Shoes and Stockings (G)
Road to Lisdoonvarna (em)
Roscoe (G)
Speed the Plow (A)
Speed the Plough (A)
Liza Jane (A)
Good-bye Liza Jane (D)
Bell's Favorite (D)
Shandon Bells (D)
Smash the Windows (D)
Needlecase (D)
Bonaparte's Retreat (D)
Rannie MacLellan (D)
Through the Gates (D)
Wabash Cannonball (G)
On the First Day of the Year (G)
Redwing (G)
Shepherd's Wife (G)
Lambingfold (G)



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2 December 2019

Hut on Staffin Island (D)
Viroqua (bm)
Highland Laddie (D)
White Cockerel (A)
Meeting of the Waters (A)
Pressley Manor (D)
Tipper's Reel (G)
2019-10-19 (G)
Matt's Jig (A)
Otter's Holt (bm)
Oak Leaf (bm)
Honey Locust (D)
Grasshopper Sitting on a Sweet Potato Vine (D)
Lay Dee at Dee (D)
David (D)
Planxty Irwin (D)
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