Old-time music at the Glenside, 20 Aug. 2014
The 'Three Rock Mountain String Ensemble' on the open mic stage at Omagh, Sat. 1 Sept. 2012 (photo: Des Butler)
The BIB editor announces:
For anyone who's been to the weekly Old Time Music Dublin session at the Thomas House next Monday and still needs a hair of the dog 48 hours later - Cathal Cusack (guitar), Tim Hawkins (fiddle), and Richard Hawkins (banjo) will be playing upstairs at the Glenside, Landscape Road, Churchtown, Dublin 14, on Wednesday 20 August from about 8.30 to 10.30 p.m. We plan to do likewise on the third Wednesday of every month.
NB: (1) This is not a performance or gig (the photo above shows one of our rare public appearances). We've always enjoyed playing this music informally in private. Thanks to the Glenside, we can now play it (equally informally) where others who like old-time music can hear it if they wish.
(2) This is not an open jam. We'll be working through the titles on the following lists, usually by playing e.g. all the D tunes, then all the G tunes, etc.; not all will get played in any one evening! Pickers who know any of the tunes may like to try fitting in on them. From time to time tunes may be added to the lists - or dropped.
Angeline the baker
Ducks on the millpond
Over the waterfall
Polly put the kettle on
Western country/ Old Susanannah
Cotton-eyed Joe (Rayna Gellert version)
Fly around my pretty little miss
Sail away ladies
Turkey in the straw
My own house (waltz)
Rabbit, where's your mammy (2 pt)
Pretty little gal (Illinois tune)
Sugar in the gourd
'A modal' tunes
Cold frosty morning
Santa Anna's retreat