Here's a set of jigs I've probably listened to a million times on the Altan album. I recorded the entire set, not able to stop after the first jig. Love these tunes. The first is attributed to Andy de Jarlis, but it could also be traditional. Sorry about the dark screen. My camera was being moody today.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Here's an old time tune that shares a name with a well known bluegrass jam tune. I learned this tune from Bruce Molsky's playing. It's kind of weird sounding because there's a slightly raised 4th (the C#) sometimes, making the tune sound a little lydian.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
May I introduce Leslie Anne Harrison on wooden flute! She and I toured together when I subbed in for New Time Ensemble's fiddler during their 2011 New England tour. She's a fantastic musician and super awesome person. Here's a reel she learned today! I joined in on the second go-around. Also make sure to check out Folk Ragoût, an Irish/Breton duo she plays in with Fred Pouille.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Today's a special day because I am joined by banjoist Nick Hornbuckle. I learned this tune from a video he posted to youtube, and he graciously allowed me to use his footage for this NTAD.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Here's a tune written by Brittany Haas which she plays with Crooked Still on the album "Some Strange Country" and on her latest project, "Criss Cross" with Dan Trueman. She plays a 5-string fiddle (by Jon Silakowski), which I don't have. But I happen to have a viola, which I learned the tune on. So today's video has the tune two ways, once with viola in the original key (D), and once with fiddle, up a fourth (G).