Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer | A Portland Play Along Selection

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A Portland Play Along Selection

by Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer

Contra dance music played and engineered for maximum ease of playing along with the recording. A total of 97 tunes from both of The Portland Collections.
Genre: Folk: Contra Dance
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1. Jamie Allen
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2. Scollay's Reel
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3. The Bottom of the Punchbowl
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4. Old Grey Cat
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5. Camp Pleasant Jig
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6. Sonny Brogan's
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7. Fair Jenny's Jig
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8. Grasshopper Sittin' on a Sweet Potato Vine
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9. The 28th of January
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10. Buck Mountain
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11. Batchelder's
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12. Golden Wedding Reel
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13. Pacific Slope Hornpipe
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14. The Banks of the Allan
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15. The Sailor's Wife
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16. Bert Ferguson
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17. Sheehan's
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18. Mother's Delight
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19. Hand Me Down the Tackle
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20. Democratic Rage Hornpipe
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21. Dominion Reel
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22. Saratoga Hornpipe
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23. Flat-Footed Henry
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24. Cuffy
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25. Hughie Shorty's Reel
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26. The Barrowburn Reel
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27. Trip to Windsor
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28. Mrs. Monroe's Jig
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29. The Grey Buck
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30. Up the River
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31. Going to the Free State
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32. Black-Eyed Susie
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33. John Brown's March
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34. Johnny, Johnny Don't Get Drunk
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35. Little Dutch Girl
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36. Miller's Maggot
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37. Stan Chapman's Jig
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38. The Steeplechase
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39. Farrell O'Gara
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40. George White's Favorite
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41. Reel de Père Léon
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42. Reel Saint-Paul
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43. Reel Eugène
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44. All the Way to Galway
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45. Doon the Brae
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46. The Road to Boston
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47. Reel de Pointe-au-Pic
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48. Quadrille Bouchard Troisième Partie
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49. Indian Ate the Woodchuck
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50. Jeff City
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51. John Sharp's Hornpipe
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52. Ducks on the Pond
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53. 6/8 du Petit Sarny
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54. Horace Hanesworth
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55. Paddy on a Handcar
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56. The Rose in the Heather
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57. Out on the Ocean
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58. The Rambling Pitchfork
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59. Reel Semeur
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60. Marie Sauce ton Pain
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61. The TelephoneTune
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62. Big Scioty
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63. Twin Sisters
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64. Piney Woods Gal
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65. The Cordal Jig
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66. The Orphan
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67. Cuil Aodha
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68. The Gale
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69. Devil's Churn
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70. Gondolin
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71. Reel du Père Bruneau
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72. Le Diable Vert
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73. Reel Béloeil
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74. The Reel of Mullinavat
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75. The Scholar
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76. The Old Copperplate
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77. Bumblebee in a Jug
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78. Crockett's Honeymoon
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79. Brushy Run
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80. Road to California
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81. Boswell's Fancy
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82. Sackett's Harbor
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83. Irishman's Heart to the Ladies
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84. Mug of Brown Ale
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85. Dick Gossip's
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86. Tom Morrison's Reel
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87. Lady Ann Montgomery
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88. Séan Ryan's Jig
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89. Up Sligo
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90. Foot to the Ground
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91. Turkey in the Peapatch
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92. Stay All Night
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93. Moses, Hoe the Corn
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94. Mouth of the Tobique
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95. Reel Desjarlais
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96. Reel Saint-Jean
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97. Père Doiron
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
On A Portland Play Along Selection, Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley, and Susan Songer invite musicians to pick up their instruments and play along with this representative cross section of the music in the two tune books published by Songer and Curley, The Portland Collection: Contra Dance Music in the Pacific Northwest (1) and 2. The tunes are individually tracked, even though they are played in medleys. Most of the tunes are played at a moderate tempo with only one lead and one back up instrument at a time. The recording is engineered so that the listener can pan right to hear the melody, pan left to hear the back up, or pan center to hear both together. The first and last sets on each disc are played faster with variations and harmonies to give a feel for how the music would be played at a contra dance. No tunes are duplicated from either of the two previous Portland Collection companion recordings.


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