I've played this a few times over in Urbana, but now that it is a TOTW I thought I would do a version for here.
A great tune composed by Garry Harrison. I've played along with a several times over the past few years, but last night I played along with Lyle also on banjo. It just got to me, so here is a quick version.
We had a bunch of these posted, so I did one, too.
I've never quite played this on the banjo because I keep on getting it mixed up with "Home With the Girls in the Morning."
Not a Christmas song! The Fiddler's Companion says that Star is used in the sense of "a notable woman" as in Star of the County Down. The FC also lists this as an AKA of Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine, but to me the two are similar but distinct.
I started in Double-C tuning, and then kept tuning it down until I could more or less sing it. When recording, I had my laptop in front of me with the lyrics!
Or Speed the Plow!
Another TOTW. I'm reminded of Shaving a Dead Man, I think.
This is a fun tune, although I don't play it much.
This is one of my favorite recordings, although I generally can't remember how to play this. Illinois Rickett's is pretty much a somewhat simplified version of the normal version, I think.
I really enjoy fiddling this.
I really like this tune. I guess I switch the A & B parts from what others play. I also switch which is high and which is low from what most fiddlers do.
I learned this from Garry Harrison at a workshop in Urbana.
This was a tune of the week, and I gave it a try. As I do it, I'm reminded of Rain and Snow.