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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15 April 2019

Angeline the Baker (D)
Grasshopper Sitting on a Sweet Potato Vine (D)
Judy's Reel, aka Maid Behind the Bar (D)
Union Street Session (D)
Honey Locust (D)
Scotch Hornpipe (D)
Spiderweb Canyon (D)
Hollow Poplar (G)
Ora Lee (G)
Hens' Feet and Carrots (G)
Reel Africaine (G)
Reel de Montreal (G/D)
In the Great Room (G)
Aimé Gagnon (G)
Frisky Jim, a midwestern reel (A)
La Belle Gaspésie (D)
Tippin' Back the Corn (A)
Midnight on the Water (D)
Corie (D)

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1 April 2019

Road to Boston (D)
Duck River (D)
Hommage à Jos Bouchard (D)
Green Apple Quickstep (G)
Master of the Dance (D)
Richard's Jig (D)
Speed the Plow (A)
Bull at the Wagon (A)
Cherokee Shuffle (D, G, A)
Horse and Buggy-O (A)
Sheila Coyle's (D)
Regtime Annie (D/G)
Belle of Newcastle (G) (homework)
Reel de Malaun (?)
Tenpenny Bit (am)
Indian Killed the Woodcock (G)
Luke the Bear (D)
Chestnut Shuffle (?)
Something else
High Clouds (G)


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24 March 2019

Mairi's Wedding (G)
Glise a Sherbrooke (G)
Ora Lee (G)
Taggart's #3 (G)
Nail that Catfish (G)
Le Tourment (G)
Robertson's (A)
Multnomah March (A)
Meeting of the Waters (A)
Tracy's Turn (A)
Over the Causeway (A)
The Riddle (am)
Little Billy Wilson (A)
Buffalo Girls (A)
Rannie MacLellan (D)
Lady Ann Montgomery (D)
Dick Gossip (D)
Corie (D)
President Garfield's Hornpipe (Bb)
Road to California (D)
Margaret's Waltz (A)
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18 March 2019

Barlow Knife (G)
Sandy River Belles (G)
Mouth of the Tobique (G)
Shove That Pig's Foot (G)
Hen's Feet and Carrots (G)
Out on the Ocean (G)
Tippin' Back the Corn (A)
Twin Delights demo (A)
Speed the Plow (A)
Little Dutch Girl (A)
L'Aire Mignonne (A)
Cold Frosty Morning (am)
Buck Mountain (D)
The Phoenix (D)
Ragtime Annie (D/G)
Chestnut Shuffle (D)
Spiderweb Canyon demo (D)
Midnight on the Water (D)
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4 March 2019

Ora Lee (G)
Jimmy Ward's, aka Timmy Clifford (G)
Lucky Trapper (G)
Garster's Dream (G)
March of St. Timothy (G)
In the Great Room (G)
Cuffy (G)
Tooth Fairy Jig (Fee des Dents) (G)
Tipping Back the Corn (A)
Little Dutch Girl (A)
Gigue du Salon (A)
Stamey Creek (A)
Little Billy Wilson (A)
Fleur de Mandragore (A)
Easy Club (A)
Millers Reel (A)
Speed the Plow (A)
Atholl Highlanders (A)
Scotch Hornpipe (D)
Rannie MacLellan (D)
Honey Locust (D)
Southwind (G)




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25 February 2019

Fisher's (D)
Hen's Feet and Carrots (G)
Rare (D)
On the Danforth (A)
Chestnut Shuffle (D) by "some geezer in Whately"
Morpeth Rant (D)
Banish Misfortune (D)
Master of the Dance (D)
Old French (D)
Carolan's Draught (G)
Ingonish (em)
Barrowburn (D)
Bear Island (em)
Tippin' Back the Corn (A)
Margaret's Waltz (A)
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18 February 2019

Paddy on the RR (D)
Little Nell (G)
Rose in the Heather (D)
Stan Chapman's (A)
Roxbury(g)(y) Castle (A)
Far From Home (G)
Spootiskerry (G)
Robertson's (A)
Old Horse & Buggy-O (A)
New Mown Meadow (em/D?)
Cooley's (em)
The Old Man, The Old Woman (G)
Lucky Trapper (G)
Gray Owl (D)
Rocky Road to Greenfield (D)
The Rambler, aka Father Hanley's (A)
Onion Reel, mais en français (G)
Reel Africaine (G)
Calvin Cycle
Master of the Dance (D)
Chief O'Neill's Favorite
Julia Delaney (dm)
Scotch Hornpipe (D)
Rare (D)
Arizona (G)
High Clouds (G)

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