Portland Collection 2 cover

The Portland Collection:
Contra Dance Music in the Pacific Northwest, Vol. 2

by Susan Songer with Clyde Curley
© 2005, spiral bound / 322 tunes / 328 pgs.

Product #: PDX-02M
Price: $28.00

This tune book is a continuation of the music in the first Portland Collection, and its format is identical to that of the earlier book. Volume 2 contains 322 jigs and reels from the Portland, Oregon and Pacific Northwest contra dance repertoire, many of which arrived on the scene since 1994-95, when the original collection was put together. 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 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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