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
Guitar Pickin’ Workshop
Join us March 18, 2023, at the Pleasant Valley Branch Library for an Old-Time Music Workshop. This first workshop will be taught by Steven Capener of the Pioneer Chapter andContinue readingGuitar Pickin’ Workshop
Our next practice tune dates back to the 1760s, and has roots in Scottish fiddling traditions. Here is Soldier’s Joy. For our mandolinists, here is a video by David Benedict.
Here is the next tune from our practice recordings, Shelton Brooks’ classic Strutters’ Ball.
Pioneer Chapter at Gandy Dancer
The Pioneer Chapter played a fun gig at Gandy Dancer Mercantile last night. Watch at https://fb.watch/hKXq1GLWOD/. Thanks to our players, guests, and hosts!