Portland Collection 1 cover

The Portland Collection:
Contra Dance Music in the Pacific Northwest
: Revised Edition

by Susan Songer with Clyde Curley
© 1997, 2011 spiral bound / 318 tunes / 310 pgs.

Product #: PDX-01M
Price: $28.00

This tune book contains jigs and reels from the Portland, Oregon and Pacific Northwest contra dance repertoire. Irish, Scottish, Québécois, Appalachian, and New England genres are represented. The tunes are both traditional and recently composed, from local treasures to national contra dance standards. There is an extensive commentary on every tune including stories about the tunes from their composers. There are chord suggestions, a discography, a bibliography, and more. The tunes and their histories were collected from many local contra dance musicians who generously gave of their time and talent to help create this comprehensive musical resource.

The revised edition (2011) includes the same 318 tunes as the first edition, but some formatting changes have been made. Alternate tune settings and chords, provided for some tunes, are now on the same page with the original tune, rather than in the “Notes on the Tunes” section at the back of the book. Also 7 tune titles have been corrected from the original edition. As a result of these changes, the order of tunes and pagination differ from earlier printings.

The complete list of tunes is too extensive to present here, but you can view the entire list, including alternate titles for tunes, at the Portland Collection web site.

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