Hoedowns Reels And Frolics

Author: Phil Jamison
ISBN: 9780252039270
Size: 19.15 MB
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In Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics, old-time musician and flatfoot dancer Philip A. Jamison journeys into the past and surveys the present to tell the story behind the square dances, step dances, reels, and other forms of dance practiced in southern Appalachia. These distinctive folk dances, Jamison argues, are not the unaltered jigs and reels brought by early British settlers, but hybrids that developed over time by adopting and incorporating elements from other popular forms. He traces the forms from their European, African American, and Native American roots to the modern day. On the way he explores the powerful influence of black culture, showing how practices such as calling dances as well as specific kinds of steps combined with white European forms to create distinctly "American" dances. From cakewalks to clogging, and from the Shoo-fly Swing to the Virginia Reel, Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics reinterprets an essential aspect of Appalachian culture.

The Hayloft Gang

Author: Chad Berry
Size: 17.64 MB
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An astute collection of inquiries into the rich history and impact of the National Barn Dance

Barnyard Dance

Author: Sandra Boynton
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1563054426
Size: 76.44 MB
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A bespectacled fiddle-playing cow and a pig twirling a sheep are featured in a barnyard dance. On board pages with a die-cut cover.

The Fiddler S Fakebook

Author: David Brody
Publisher: Oak Publications
ISBN: 1783235829
Size: 64.81 MB
Format: PDF
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From the author’s preface: “This book was conceived four years ago, almost to the day, at a time when I was teaching fiddle and mandolin in New York City. It was my idea then, with my students in mind, to compile a book of the most often played, most important and most interesting fiddle tunes from the various Celtic and North American traditions. The tunes were chosen by cataloging a large number of recordings by tune title. A tally was taken to find out which had been recorded most often. This established a foundation of material that could not be left out. To this list I added the names of other pieces which had not been recorded as frequently, but which I knew were played regularly and with respect. I admit to sprinkling the collection with a few lesser known tunes which happen to be personal favorites, but I am sure they will hold their own when placed next to the old war horses of the fiddler’s repertoire. . . . Although I started out with my students in mind this book has turned out to be the book that I’ve always wanted and I hope that it will serve the advanced player as well as the beginner.”