I'll dig up Saddle the Pony.
As well as us doing lots of modern things, we'd like to work up 5-6
Chestnuts and play them within the tradition. :) :)
On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 10:39 AM, Erik Hoffman <erik(a)erikhoffman.com> wrote:
It is traditional to play the tune. In the old days it would have been
just the tune. When medlies became normal, the modern standard is:
Signature Tune, Other Tune, last two or three times: Signature Tune again.
Saddle the Pony has been used by a number of bands, since it was used as
an alternate tune on the New England Chestnuts LP.
BTW: I’m glad you’re doing this. I always find it funny when callers say,
“as in Rory O’More,” and when I look around I find 99 percent of the people
have no idea what Rory O’More is…
*From:* Musicians [mailto:email@example.com] *On
Behalf Of *Emily Addison via Musicians
*Sent:* Monday, October 30, 2017 7:49 AM
*Subject:* [Musicians] A question about sharing music notation online
A question for you about general etiquette on posting recently composed
tunes (as in last 20-30yrs).
I've seen MANY MANY recently composed tunes online through websites like
The Session but also contra websites too. Often these are posted by
someone other than the composer and it's not listed as to whether they have
permission to post.
Here in Ottawa, our community band (we're not pros and play almost all our
gigs for free.), we're working on learning a varied contra music repertoire
for dancing. In fact, our community band is called 'Stolen Goods' as we're
about learning from others.
I've been thinking that it would be nice to post our sets online as part
of the wider sharing so that others can benefit... just like we've
benefited from looking at what others (like SPUDS) have posted.
What's the etiquette here?
For instance, we play a handful of Keith Murphy tunes and he's got books.
And we have Larry Unger and others too...
If we post a few is that ok? Seems that's what others do, especially in
irish and quebecois traditions but I'm just not sure as some of the contra
musicians have tune books. Could refer to a few tune books.
Also, we've written out a few sets from other bands (e.g., one from Wild
Asparagus) as we're trying to learn from their groove/chord lines etc. and
we are just a local learning band that plays for 20 dancers. If we only
have 1-2 from a particular band, are those ok to post?
Looking for your thoughts!
By no means do I need to post of course... ... .just interested in giving
back to the wider community what we've been learning over the last number
With thanks :)
Emily Addison in Ottawa