Thanks to all who replied to my original query! ÂBut I should have clarified my question: I was thinking about tunes played in multi-instrument acoustic jamsânot HD only play. And for dedicated HD groups (I do belong to one as well), of course we play whatever we want. Sorry for the confusion.
Vicki, the 5 tunes you list below are also played here in Albuquerque (and were common in northern Virginia). But like you, Iâve never even heard of the tunes from central west Jersey!
Thanks again to you all who replied!
From: Hdlist [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Gibboney Vicki
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Wow, I never heard of any of these songs. Would I find them on the net?
We (Savannah River Stringband), in South Carolina, play fiddle tunes, celtic, gospel, mostly regular dulcimer jam tunes. Thatâs probably because I emigrated here from Michigan and brought my tunes with me:
ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Whiskey Before Breakfast, John Ryanâs Polka, Westphalia Waltz, Red Wing, Swallowtail Jig, etc.
ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Iâve also added some tunes I found on the Carp Camp website like Sourgrass and Granite and Pink Eye Lament.
We actually have about 150 tunes in our repertoire. "So much music, so little timeâ.
Here in central west New Jersey I often play these tunes on my HD with others:
Lots of others along these lines.
Rock and Roll Hammered Dulcimer
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Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 21:53:52 -0600
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Several years ago (now), I moved from Northern Virginia to New Mexico
(Albuquerque, to be exact). And one thing I learned pretty early on is that
different areas of the country seem to have different "old favorites" that
they play. While I wasn't surprised by a difference between Virginia and
New Mexico, I was surprised to discover that even between Colorado and New
Mexico folks, the "common" repertoire differs.
I was reminded of this today by Theresa Gebauer's lovely, descriptive post
about the different tunes played at jams at Evart. (Theresa, I wish you'd
named some of those tunes "we all learn but . hardly ever play now.")
So I was wondering.. What are the, say, 5 favorite tunes in your
neck-of-the-woods? (And please be sure to identify your neck-of-the-woods
along with your tunes!)
(Ms.) Heli L. Roosild
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