Hammered Dulcimer,
Living History, Scottish Fiddle &
Traditional Music

For February, a new tune, and several tunes that are appropriate for the month.

DULCIMERS

Miss Rose's Jig - A Scottish jig by 18th century fiddler Duncan Macintyre, with a bass line.Miss rose's is one of those tunes that rolls merrily along in a major key and then suddenly turns minor. Two versions, one in the original key of F/Dm and a second in G/Em for those who don't like flat keys.

BOOKS

Washington's March - For Presidents' Day and the mattress sales.

MUSIC

Dolley Madison's Minuet - Also for Presidents' Day, and a First Lady

CDs

Hunters of Kentucky - The original "Battle of New Orleans" song, from 1815, with the original 1815 accompaniment. President Andrew Jackson used this as a campaign song in his 1824 and 1828 presidential campaigns. American with English melody by Irish composer Michael Kelly - Hunters of Kentucky with Single staff melody line, with intro and coda - Hunters of Kentucky - First page of the 1815 sheet music

LIVING HISTORY

When the Saints Go Marching In -New Orleans jazz march - For Mardi Gras

HUMOR

House of the Rising Sun 4/4 version, American traditional, with a bass line - in Am - and a second version, in 6/8 with an arpeggiated bass line and intro - in Am "There is a house in New Orleans...".
Also for Mardi Gras and New Orleans

STORES

Lakes of Pontchartrain - American song of the New Orleans area, with Irish connections

MUSIC TUTOR

For Valentines Day -Heartsease - English Country Dance - Playford 1651
Joy to the Person of My Love - Scottish love song from about 1625. In Dm and also set in Bm. The title and melody might make it a nice wedding or Valentine's Day piece, but the lyrics are of unrequited love. (Boy loves girl, girl doesn't even know he's alive...or care, but he still loves her.)

Last update -1 February 2020