Choose Your Partners: Contra Dance And Square Dance Music Of New Hampshire

Various Artists

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Format: CD

Cat No: SFW40126

Release Date:  22 June 1999

Label:  Smithsonian Folkways

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  093074012628

Genres:  Folk  

  • Description

    New Hampshire is home to a variety of time-honored music and dance traditions. This 1999 studio recording is a collection of dance tunes played by six New Hampshire groups. Built upon a blend of English, French, and Celtic influences, the music features fiddle, guitar, flute, piano, mandolin, and hammered dulcimer. Some of New Hampshire's renowned dance callers invite you to "choose your partners" and join in New England contra dancing, barn dancing, and singing squares. Produced in collaboration with the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Farwell To Whiskey/Silver And Gold Two Step
      • 2. Money Musk/Money Musk
      • 3. The Woman Fiddlr/Munster Lass/Rock Valley/Hullichan's Jig
      • 4. Larry O'Gaff/Portland Fancy
      • 5. Maggie In The Woods/Paul Jones
      • 6. Mouths Of The Tobique/Reel Des Jeunes Maries/Reel De Montreal
      • 7. Lady Of The Lake/Fisher's Hornpipe/Red-Haired Boy/Miss Thompson/Scout House Reel
      • 8. Rosin The Beau/Waltz For Jane
      • 9. Golden Slippers/Butterfly Whirl
      • 10. Crooked Stovepipe/Crooked Stovepipe
      • 11. Shandon Bells/Out On The Ocean/The Lame Duck/Mug Of Brown Ale
      • 12. Fireman's Reel/Rising Of The Lamprey/Silver Spear/High Reel/Fireman's Reel/Lady Walpole's Reel
      • 13. Neil Vincent's Welcome To Earth/Pig Town Fling/Durang's Hornpipe/Peace River Breakdown
      • 14. The Battering Ram/The Concertina Reel/Kiley's Reel/Young At Heart/Shadrack's Delight/Three Thirty...
      • 15. Cat In The Hopper/Coleraine/Shores Of Lough Gowna
      • 16. Amelia/Great Memories