George W. Johnson published his poem, “When You and I Were Young, Maggie,” in 1864. He married Margaret “Maggie” Clark that same year. Tragically, she died the following spring. InContinue readingMaggie
The Utah State Fiddle Contest will be part of the Wasatch Mountain Music Festival in Wallsburg, July 15, 8 a.m. to noon. We’re looking for 6-10 volunteers to help runContinue readingFiddle Contest – Volunteers Needed
Jack of Diamonds, a traditional song, is also known as “Jack of Diamonds is a Hard Card to Play.” This recording is by the Utah Old Time Fiddlers.
The schottische is a partnered country dance that apparently originated in Bohemia. (wikipedia) “Tunes from Home” is a delightful schottische that Pioneer chapter likes to perform. Here’s a video toContinue readingTunes from Home Schottische
We’re working on a tune called Snow Deer this month. Snow Deer entered the old-time fiddle tune repertoire at some point after the first vaudeville version (1911) and early hillbilly/stringband recordingsContinue readingSnow Deer