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Misplaced Rebel
04-08-2010, 01:17 PM
for period fiddle repitoire. I have a good handle for some irish tunes of the times, but some appalachian/shenandoah (since I am confederate and from Winchester, VA) and some other tunes would be great. Anybody able to give me any names of tunes I can use?

Thanks

33rdaladrummer
04-09-2010, 09:01 AM
Check out Alan Jabbour's research

http://www.alanjabbour.com/Fiddle_Tunes_of_the_Old_Frontier_Schick.pdf

and this tune collection, probably the only period source for fiddle tunes published south of the Mason-Dixon line. Duke Univ. has it available online. Let me know if you can't find it and I'll dig up the link.

Virginia Reels, published in Baltimore in 1839 by George P. Knauff,

Also look for Elias Howe's Musician's Omnibus Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. It is a massive collection of fiddle tunes published during the war. worldcat.org should be able to tell you which libraries have copies.

Misplaced Rebel
04-09-2010, 10:40 AM
Thanks! I really appreciate it!

Cheers,

Cannon Fodder
04-10-2010, 04:03 AM
Lorena It was the favorite of a bunch of Reb Generals.

DulcimerPlayer
04-12-2010, 04:40 PM
Good links to period songs. lyrics, etc.

http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/music-1.htmlhttp://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/music-1.html

http://www.abbamoses.com/fiddledo/fiddlepage

http://www.pdmusic.org/minstrel.html

http://www.pdmusic.org/1800s.html

http://www.mne.psu.edu/lamancusa/tunes.htm

DulcimerPlayer
04-12-2010, 04:43 PM
Sorry first link is:

http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/music-1.html

33rdaladrummer
04-13-2010, 08:03 AM
Good links to period songs. lyrics, etc.


Which period? 1800-1865? 1710-2010?