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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18 October 2021

Glise de Sherbrooke (G)
Hollow Poplar (G)
Banshee (G)
Old Favorite (G)
Swinging on a Gate (G)
Roscoe (G)
Halfway Pond (G)
Rays of Hope (G)
Old Joe Clark (A)
Todd Hill (A)
Hommage à Edmund Parizeau (A)
Mason's Apron (A)
Treaty of Paris (A)
Bill Cheatum (A)
Tippin' Back the Corn (A)
Road to Boston (D)
Sarah's Jig (D)
Springfield (D)
Midnight on the Water (D)
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4 October 2021

Hollow Poplar (G)
Hommage á Edmund Parizeau (A)
Honey Locust (D)
Haapvesi (D)
Top of Cork Road (D)
Kaynor's Place (D)
Spanish Lady Polka (G)
Repeal the Poll Tax (A)
Rainy Night in Montague
Old Horse & Buggy-O (A)
Todd Hill (A)
Meeting of the Waters (A)
Barrowburn (D)
Mairi's Wedding (G)
Father Kelly's (G)
Wals voor Polle (D, though originally written in C)
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29 September 2021

Belle Blanche (D)
Torn Jacket (D)
Sarah's Jig (D)
Shenandoah Falls (A)
Sally in the Garden (em)
Treaty of Paris (A)
Sailing Over England (D)
Old Joe (C)
Mairi's Wedding (G)
Farewell to Whiskey (G)
Star Above the Garter (G)
Apples in Winter
If I Had a Mouse I Would Give Him Chocolate (D)
Sheilah Coyle's (D)
Cuil Aodh (A)
Tippin' Back the Corn (A)
Farewell Trion (C)
???
Midnight on the Water (G)
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22 September 2021

Old Horse & Buggy-O (A)
Cherokee Shuffle (A)
Booth Shot Lincoln (A)
Reunion Jig (A)
Hommage à Edmund Parizeau (A)
Old Joe Clark (A)
Sweetbriar (A)
The Riddle (am)
Bus Stop (am)
Laurie in F (F)
Corie (D)
Scotch Hornpipe (D)
Top of Cork Road (D)
Indian Point (em)
Father Kelly's (G)
Willafjord (D)
Todd Hill (A)
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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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