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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17 June 2019

Rock That Cradle, Joe (D)
Over the Waterfall (D)
Johnny, Johnny Don't Get Drunk (D)
The Phoenix (D)
Yellow Barber (D)
Rainy Night in Montague (D modal)
New Five Cents (D)
Hen's Feet and Carrots (G)
Aimee Gagnon (G)
Jimmy Ward's (G)
Stamey Creek (A)
Little Dutch Girl (A)
Multnomah March (A)
Robertson's (A)
Joys of Quebec (A)
Tippin' Back the Corn (A)
La Belle Gaspesie (A)
The Old Rocking Chair (A)
My Cape Breton Home (G)
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3 June 2019

Sandy River Belle (G)
Hollow Poplar (G)
Flowers of Edinburgh (G)
High Part of the Road (G)
Maple Sugar (A/E)
Speed the Plow (A)
Little Billy Wilson (A)
Old Horse & Buggy-O (A)
Tippin' Back the Corn (A)
Scotty O'Neil (D)
Sheilah Coyle's (D)
Union Street Session (D)
Golden Slippers (D)
Aunt May's Canadian Jig (D)
Fisher's (D)
Da Slockit Light (D)
Ferrie Reel (D)
Lay Dee at Dee (D)
Frog Heaven (D)
Peek-a-Boo Waltz
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27 May 2019

Montague Reel (D)
Pays de Haut (D)
The Riddle (am)
Cold Frosty Morning (am)
Shenandoah Falls (A)
Tom Kruskal's (A)
Repeal the Poll Tax (A)
Old Mother Flanagan (A)
Shove That Pig's Foot (G)
Big Scioty (G)
Shoes and Stockings (G)
Galen's Arrival (G)
Mairi's Wedding (G)
Farewell to Whiskey (G)
Black Dog Bit Me on the Toe (G)
Chestnut Shuffle (D)
Sarah's Jig (D)
Maison de Glace (D)
Martha Campbell (D)
Morpeth Rant (D)
Don Tremaine's (D)
Leaving the Island (D)
Honey Locust (D)
You Told Me That You Loved Me (en français) (G?)
Camp Meeting on the 4th of July (D)
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20 May 2019

Whiskey Before Breakfast (D)
Bull at the Wagon (A)
Winder Slide (D)
Shenandoah Falls (A)
The Wren (bm)
Mouth of the Tobique (G)
Over the Causeway (A)
Robertson's (A)
Tom Kruskal's 
Hen's Feet and Carrots (G)
Rare (D)
Arizona (G)
Rock that Cradle, Joe (D)
Sheilah Coyle's (D)
Dick Gossip (D)
Lucky Trapper (G)
Leaving the Island (D)
The Riddle (am)
Chestnut Shuffle
On the First Day of the Year (G)
Crested Hen
Honey Locust (D)
Gray Owl

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6 May 2019

Girl I Left Behind Me (G)
Year of Jubilo (D)
My Grandfather's Clock
Spotted Pony (D)
Juliann Johnson (D)
Booth Shot Lincoln (A)
Traveler's Campfire (?m)
You Married My Daughter, But Yet You Didn't (G)
Barlow Knife (G)
Gigue du Salon (A)
Aimé Gagnon (G)
Ora Lee (G)
Le Fée des Dents (G)
My Darling Asleep (D)
Old French (G)
My Love is But a Lassie (D)
Lay Dee at Dee (D)
Planxty Fanny Power (G)

							
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29 April 2019

Walk Old Shoe (D)
Cooley's (em)
Lucky Trapper (G)
Going Down to Cairo (D)
Golden Wedding Reel (G)
Burchard's, aka Bouchard's, Hornpipe (D)
Barlow Knife (G)
Boy's Lament for His Dragon (D)
Winder Slide (D)
Frog Heaven (D)
On the First Day of the Year (G)
Multnomah March (A)
Swallowtail Jig (em)
Bellman's Jig (G)
Buffalo Girls (A)
Yellow Barber (D)
Galen's Arrival (G)
Ashokan Farewell (D)

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22 April 2019

Juliann Johnson (D)
Banish Misfortune (D)
Galen's Arrival (G)
Lambingfold (G)
Road to Boston (D)
Obama's March to the White House (G)
Walk Old Shoe, Heel Come a'Draggin' (D)
Sheehan's Reel (D)
Dick Gossip (D)
Wind That Shakes the Barley (D)
Lay Dee at Dee (D)
Farrell O'Gara's Favorite (A)
My Darling Asleep (D)
Joys of Quebec (A)
Stockholm S . . . [something] (A)
Redwing (G)
You Married My Daughter But Yet You Didn't (G)
Far Away (bm)




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