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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2 September 2019

Going Down to Cairo (D)
Booth Shot Lincoln (A)
Last Chance (D)
Bell's Favorite (D)
The Butterfly (em)
Whiskey Before Breakfast (D)
Yellow Barber (D)
Duck River (D)
Road to Glountane (A)
Garfield's March (G)
Bull of the Woods (G)
St. Anne's Reel (D)
Old Mother Flanagan (A)
Valley Forge (D modal)
Pressley Manor (D)
Woodchopper's Reel (D)
Title Pending (D)
Juliann Johnson (D)
My Home Waltz, aka My Own Home (A)
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26 August 2019

Bay of Fundy (D)
Ganglåt från Äppelbo (G)
My Dungannon Sweetheart (in D)
Johnny, Johnny Don't Get Drunk (D)
White Cockerel (A)
The Giggling Girl (G)
Jamie Allen (G)
La Fée des Dents (G)
La Gigue du Salon (A)
Last Chance
Sailing Over England (D)
Maison de Glace (D)
a good reid (D)
The Gale (am)
The Party Tune (D)
Some other Québecois tune
Gaspé Reel (D)
Leather Away the Wattle-O 
Southwind (G)
Temperance, aka Teetotaler's (G)
Tippin' Back the Corn (A)
Cat on a Leash, fka Billy Church Memorial Breakdown (A)
Breton Schottische #1 (D)
Breton Schottische #2 (D)
Sheehan's (D)
Josefin's Dopvals (G)
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19 August 2019

Ora Lee (G)
Farewell to Whiskey (G)
Lost Girl (G)
Cuffy (G)
Lambingfold (G)
Title Pending (G)
Old Horse & Buggy (A)
White Cockerel (A)
Fleur de Mandragore (A)
Road to Glountane (A)
A Jig (A)
Blueberry Tune (D)
St. Anne's (D)
Mississippi Sawyer (D)
Pipe on the Hob (D modal)
Luke the Bear (D)
1814 (G)
Midnight on the Water (D)
Coleman's March (D)
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5 August 2019




Waterbound (A)
Sailing Over England (D)
Aimée Gagnon (G)
Bloom of Youth (G)
Garfield's March (G)
Cuffy (G)
Union Street Session (D)
Tuttle's (dm)
Through the Gates (D)
Reunion Jig (A)
(Title Pending) (G)
Out on the Ocean (G)
Rolling Waves (D)
Don Tremaine's (D)
Sheepskin & Beeswax
Arizona (G)
Swinging on a Gate (G)
Dubuque (D)
Green Apple Quickstep (G)
David's French Fiddle (D)
La Fée des Dents (G)
Haapavesi (D)
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30 July 2019

Coleman's March (D)
Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine (D)
Bellman's Jig (G)
Bus Stop (am)
Over the Waterfall (D)
Spotted Pony (D)
Rosin the Beau, aka Digging Up Clams (D)
New tune by David, as yet unnamed (G)
Mackilmoyle, aka Galope de Malbec (D)
Fisher's (D)
Spootiskerry (G)
Ora Lee (G)
Reel Africain (G)
Miss McLeod's (G)
Rights of Man
Ross's Reel #4 (F)
Calliope House (E)
Corie (D)
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22 July 2019

Peter Francisco (D)
Spotted Pony (D)
Sailing Over England (D)
Sal's Got Mud Between Her Toes (D)
Scotch Hornpipe (D)
New tune by David, as yet unnamed (G)
Dusty Bob's (G)
High Part of the Road (G)
Garfield's March (G)
A Jig (A)
Derry Reel (A)
Gravel Walk (am)
Skippingham (A) (demo only)
Mowing the Meadow (A)
Stamey Creek (A)
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15 July 2019

Unnamed French Canadian reel (D, and B part starts on a G chord)
Valley Forge (D modal)
Bull at the Wagon (A)
Fun's All Over (C) (two versions)
Road to Glountaine (A)
Repeal the Poll Tax (A)
Road to Lisdoonvarna (am)
Chestnut Shuffle (D)
Virginia Reel (D)
Liza Jane (A)
Lovers' Waltz (D)
Old Madera Waltz (G)
Texas Gals (C)
Old Joe (C)
Yellow Barber (D)
Sailing Over England (D)
etc., but the scribe went home


							
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