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A Portland Selection: Contra Dance Music in the Pacific Northwest

George Penk, fiddle; Clyde Curley, mandolin, octave mandolin, 4-string banjo; Susan Songer, piano; with guest musician, Creighton Lindsay, guitar
© 2000, 17 tracks / 36 tunes / 62:58 total time

Product #: PDX-01D
Price: $15.00

This recording is a companion CD for the tune book, The Portland Collection: Contra Dance Music in the Pacific Northwest (Vol. 1). Musicians George Penk, Clyde Curley, and Sue Songer have played for contra dances in Portland and throughout the Northwest for decades. On this recording, they bring music from the pages of The Portland Collection to life with rhythms and stylings that are difficult to convey on the printed page. The tunes on the recording represent many different genres and sources of contra dance music. There is a mix of both traditional and recently composed tunes as well as popular standards and tunes that have not been recorded before.

Track List:

  1. Hommage à Edmond Parizeau by Marcel Messervier (2:19)
  2. Money in Both Pockets / Campbell River Jig by Dean Kenty / Reunion Jig by Russ Barenburg (3:57)
  3. Shamrocks in the Galax by Bertram Levy / Damon's Winder* / Two Wide Nickels (4:27)
  4. Round the Horn by Jay Ungar © Swinging Door Music.(2:55)
  5. Basket of Yarn by Randy Miller / Blair Atholl / Millbrae by Ronnie Cooper (4:39)
  6. Father Kelly's (3:17)
  7. The Star Above the Garter / Reverend Brothers / The Walk Home by Daniel Compton (4:35)
  8. Miss Monaghan's / Cottage in the Grove / The Mason's Apron (3:55)
  9. Liza Jane (2:23)
  10. Shoes and Stockings / Johnny Cope / Big Liza Jane (4:09)
  11. Eli Greene's Cakewalk / Little Judique (3:26)
  12. Merriweather / Sally Ann Johnson (3:38)
  13. The Black Cat Jig by Daniel Compton / Asher by Rodney Miller (2:57)
  14. Le Cultivateur / Evit Gabriel by Daniel Thonon / La Belle Catherine (4:02)
  15. Pretty Peggy (4:29)
  16. Bouchard's Hornpipe by Mike Springer / Ice on the Road by Graham Townsend / Sandy MacIntyre's Trip to Boston by John Campbell (3:24)
  17. Célina (3:39)

* Damon's Winder is erroneously titled Marmaduke's Hornpipe in The Portland Collection (Vol. 1).

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