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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7 January 2019

Far From Home (G)
Mouth of the Tobique (G)
Sheehan's Reel (G)
Old Yellow Dog Come Trotting Through the Meetinghouse (G)
Colored Aristocracy (G)
Sal, Won't You Marry Me (G)
Swinging on a Gate (G)
Gray Owl (D)
Walk Old Shoe (D)
8th of January (D)
You Told Me That You Loved Me, mais en francais (D)
Rannie MacLellan (D)
Idlewild Jig (D)
Humors of Trim, aka The Rolling Wave (D)
Banshee (G)
Wissahickon Drive (A)
Little Billy Wilson (A)
Bill Cheatum (A)
Old Horse and Buggy-O (A)
June Apple, aka Train on the Island (A)
Hommage a Edmund Parizeau (A)
St. Antoine's (A)
Crested Hen
The Butterfly
Bus Stop (am)
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30 December 2018

Ferrie Reel (D)

Ferrie Reel (D)
Pays de Haut (D)
Breton Schottische in D #2 (D)
Durang's Hornpipe (D)
Fred Picknell's March (G)
Flowers of Edinburgh (G)
Muenster Cloak
Swinging on a Gate (G)
Out on the Ocean (G)
Reel Africaine (G)
Star of Munster (am)
Bus Stop (am)
Galen's Arrival (G)
Big Scioty (G)
Possum up a Gum Stump (G)
Possum up a Gum Stump (different tune, in D)
Scollay's (em)
Wissahickon Drive (A)
Hangman's Reel (A)
Little Billy Wilson (A)
Shenandoah Falls (A)
On the First Day of the Year (G)
Lucky Trapper (G)

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17 December 2018

Ora Lee (G)
The Gray Owl (D)
Scotch Hornpipe (D)
Set de la Baie St. Paul (D)
Deuxieme Partie de Quadrille de l’Ille d’Orleans (D)
Lady in a Boat (D)
Apples in Winter (em)
On the First Day of the Year (G)
The Wild One (dm)
Quail is a Pretty Bird (D)
Cooley’s (em)
Miss Susan Cooper (D)
Julia Delaney (dm)
Pete’s March (D)
Racine le Beau (D)
Chief O’Neill’s Favorite (D)
Sheehan’s Reel (D)
Reel Africaine (G)
Emily’s Waltz (D)

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3 December 2018

Le Tourment (G)
Stool of Repentance (A)
Bellman's Jig (G)
Silver Spear (D)
The Scholar (D)
Spootiskerry (G)
On the First Day of the Year (G)
Obama's March to the White House (played in G)
Ferrie Reel (D)
Lay Dee at Dee (D)
Willafjord (D)
High Part of the Road (G)
Don Tremaine's (D)
Coleman's March (D)
Pressley Manor (D)
Connaughtman's Rambles (D)
Kesh Jig (G)
Valse de Pastouriaux (G)
Dusty Bob's Jig (G)
Dedicat a Jos (bm/D)
Breton Schottische in D #1 (D)
Breton Schottische in D #2 (D)
Polska from Mora (dm)
. . . and then the scribe got distracted and stopped scribing, but it was almost the end of the evening.

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26 November 2018

McNabb's Hornpipe
Spotted Pony (D)
Buffalo Girls (A)
Mouth of the Tobique (D)
Speed the Plow (A)
Bellman's Jig (G)
Kesh Jig (G)
Set de la Baie St. Paul (D)
Flying Cloud Cotillion (G/D)
Burchard's Hornpipe (D)
Leather Away the Wattle-O (D)
Camp Meeting on the 4th of July (D)
Rannie McClellan's (D)
Rainy Night in Montague (D modal)
Highland Laddie (G)
Paddy on the Landfill (gm)
On the First Day of the Year (G)
Reel Africaine (G)
Glise a Sherbrooke (G)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (G)
Ashgrove (G)

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19 November 2018

You Married My Daughter and Yet You Didn't (G)
Magpie (G)
Little Nell (G)
Big Scioty (G)
Farewell to Whiskey (G)
Lazy John (G)
Tippin' Back the Corn (G)
Buffalo Girls (A)
Irishman's Heart to the Ladies (A)
Spotted Pony (D)
Chief O'Neill's Favorite (D)
Da Brig (D)
Dubuque (D)
Pressley Manor (D)
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5 November

Spootiskerry (G)
Reel Africain (G)
Through the Gates (D)
Ferrie Reel (D)
Lay Dee at Dee (D)
Tooth Fairy Jig (La Fée aux Dents) (G)
Chief O'Neill's Favorite (D)
Racine le Beau (G)
Pols from Röros (sp?)
Montague Processional (D)
Morrison's Jig (em)
The Co-op Reel (G)
Reel D-something
Lucky Trapper (G?)
Pressley Manor (D)
Old French (D)
Mouth of the Tobique (G)
Haapavesi (D)
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