Sooo... We are going to try something new for a little while during our Meetup on March 22. We'll concentrate on Irish Washerwoman Jig and Blackberry Blossom for a while, woodshed them in groups (guitars over there, fiddlers over here), to try and learn some about how it all works. Jake Mills, a young fiddler with lots of Bluegrass/ Fiddle Tune experience will come to help the fiddlers, and I'll work with the guitarist. The goal is to make the music accessible to all, so I think splitting up and working on our own part will help with that. We'll come back together and see how it goes playing all together. After working on those two songs for a while, we'll move on.
I appreciate everyone's patience. With a group where all levels are welcome, it is difficult to keep everyone engaged and happy, but with the right mindset, I think we can all go away happy to be making music together.
I found a few websites with free back up tracks. You can tell how fast fiddle tunes are usually played because the slowest tempo offered is still a pretty good clip. We won't go that fast, but it is good to keep that goal in mind.
We'll try to concentrate on the first two for a while:.
1. Irish Washerwoman Jig in G
2. Blackberry Blossom in G
after working on the above two, we'll move into these and see how far we get.
3. Sailor's Hornpipe in G,
4. Medley: Soldier's Joy in D going into Arkansas Traveler in D, going into Turkey in the Straw
5. Kesh Jig in G,
6. Devil's Dream in A,
7. Road to Lisdoonvarna in e min,
8. Over the Waterfall in D,
9. St. Anne's Reel in D,
10. Red Haired Boy in A,
11. Whiskey Before Breakfast in D,
12. Farewell to Ireland in a min,
13. Ashokan Farewell in D,
14. Butterfly in e min,
17. Castle Kelly starts on a min