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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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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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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