Nelson Jam – Monday July 11, 2016

2016-07-11_nelson_danceIf you’re interested, we have a beginner music jam before the contra dance in Nelson, NH every Monday night from 7:00-8:00pm. All instruments are welcome, and we use three books: the New England Fiddler’s Repertoire, The Portland Collection, and The Waltz Book. If you play by ear, you can travel lighter, but the books are helpful for practice at home and for trying out new stuff at the jam.

Tonight, we looked like a mini-orchestra! Four fiddles, three flutes, concertina, cello, accordion, piano, harmonica and guitar. It’d be nice to get pictures of the various groups who gather, since it does vary a lot. The picture at the beginning of this post is not from tonight’s jam, but from the dance later in the evening. During the actual jam, I was busy playing and didn’t take any pictures! Here are most of the tunes we played:

Coleraine
Brisk Young Lads
Boda Waltz
Jimmy Allen
Jennie’s Gone to Linton
Come Up the Back Stairs
Ashokan Farewell
Jefferson and Liberty
Amelia
Far From Home
La Grondeuse
Mairi’s Wedding

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