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
Fiddle Contest – Volunteers Needed
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
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.
Tunes from Home Schottische
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