Thursday, August 30, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Chicken reel

Funny Reel in D
"Chicken Reel" is a dance tune. It was composed by Joseph M. Daly in 1910. Joseph Mittenthal added lyrics in 1911.
Along with "Turkey in the Straw," "Chicken Reel" is probably best known for its use in early animated cartoons as a catchy tune used to represent animal activity. Originally composed as a novelty song, it has since passed into modern folk tradition. Today, the tune is usually played without the words, which would often have been sung in the minstrel style (in stereotyped African-American vernacular).
Chicken Reel was made popular again years later by Les Paul who recorded the song as a catchy instrumental, whimsically mimicking chicken sounds on his guitar.
"Chicken Reel" was arranged for symphony orchestra by Leroy Anderson; his arrangement was recorded by the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1992.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Chicago reel

Key signature: Adorian

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Britches full of Stitches

A Polka in D major from Ireland.
Also known as The Breeches Full Of Stitches, Britches Full Of Stitches, O The Britches Full Of Stitches, Oh The Breeches Full Of Stitches, Oh! The Breeches Full Of Stitches, Oh! The Britches Full Of Stitches, Witches' Britches.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Boys of Malin

A reel in A major.
Also known as The Boy's A Melon, Boys Of Malin, The Boys Of Mallin, Boys Of Mallow, Karen Logan's, Timour The Tartar.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Irish whistle book

Steve Duck wrote an interesting book about blowing a tin whistle.
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Sunday, August 5, 2012

La Tricoutade

A bourre from Britttany