Today was one of those absolutely perfect Iowa City summer days and we were lucky enough to spend a couple of felicitous hours at Uptown Bill’s.
Among the players today: Marc (guitar, mandolin, and fiddle), Maia (fiddle), Guy (fiddle), Wendy (tin whistle), Will (fiddle), Tim (guitar), Annie (fiddle), John (guitar), Arianne (fiddle), Abram (fiddle and flute was all I saw today, I think. Heck, Abram plays everything.), Joe (bodhran), and me (fiddle).
We played (follow the links for sheet music):
Vincent Campbell’s 1 and 2
Porthole of the Kelp into Paddy Fahy’s
Munro’s Rant into The Mason’s Apron into The Marquis of Tullybardine
Swallowtail Jig into The Leg of a Duck
Cluck Old Hen
Chicago Jig into Miller’s Maggot
Granny Hold the Candle Steady While I Shave the Chicken’s Lip (yes, really)
Over the Waterfall
Bank of Ireland and Castle Kelly
Tar Road to Sligo
Kesh Jig into Have a Drink of Water
Boys of Bluehill into Harvest Home
The Morning Dew and The Peeler’s Jacket and Sheehan’s and Swinging on a Gate
Feed Your Babies Onions
Kerry Polkas 1 and 2
Green Groves of Erin
The Crooked Road to Dublin
Si Bheag Si Mhor
We had some listeners today, some wee, sweet dancers, and not one but two different father/daughter guitar/fiddle pairs.
A big thank you to lovely Stephany for capturing us with her camera and wonderful Tom G who tweeted the session events all afternoon.
Please join us Saturday, August 6 at 4:30 for the next Irish session!