Hello fellow musicians!
I've had the following two tunes suggested for our contra band. The reel
at the end seems straight forward (with some doubling up) but the jig seems
to have really weird phrasing (especially in the A) that would make it hard
for dancers to follow.
I'm curious what you guys think!
Emily in Ottawa
Looking around for open bands that play for dancing in various parts of the
country, I found this wonderful list:
http://www.contradancelinks.com/openband.html. However, as so often
happens, a list, once made, is not kept current without continued, major
I wonder if those of us on this list would be willing to check out the open
band situation in areas we live near and send updates to the list. Send
them to Charlie Seelig (his email address is at the bottom of every
contradancelinks.com page) and I'm sure he'd be glad to put them in. Or
reply to this email and I'll pass them along to Charlie.
What is needed, at a minimum, is where, when, who is encouraged to come,
and contact info. A description of the jam and a web link to the dance is
My interest stems from being on a CDSS Task Group that is looking into ways
that CDSS can be more helpful to musicians. A listing of open bands was one
of our ideas - then, lo and behold, we found Charlie's list. Let's all
support it by supplying information!
For the good are always the merry,
Save by an evil chance,
And the merry love the fiddle
And the merry love to dance. ~ William Butler Yeats