Dusty Strings Jam, 2015/07/12

Sarah was out of town, so I was guest host for the Dusty Strings jam in July. It was a completely different group of folks than are usually there and we spent more time socializing than normal, so there were fewer tunes played. I had fun, and even taught a tune I didn’t know all that well. Here’s what we played (almost entirely in A, for a change):

  • Soldier’s Joy (D)
  • Old Joe Clark (A)
  • Red-Haired Boy (A)
  • Tune of the Month: Red Steer (A)
  • Pretty Little Widow (A)
  • A great Swedish tune I utterly failed to catch the name of
  • Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
  • Cherokee Shuffle (A)
  • Soldier’s Joy Waltz (D)
  • Sandy Boys (A)
  • Shenandoah Falls (A)
  • My Own House Waltz (A)

The Swedish tune was from someone who’s coming out of the fantastic Seattle Lilla Spellmanslag, which is kind of a traditional Scandinavian youth folk orchestra. If you’re between the ages of 8 and 18 and would like to play Scandinavian fiddle tunes, you should definitely check them out.