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A Portland Play Along Selection

by Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer

Contra dance music played and engineered for maximum ease of playing along with the recording. A total of 97 tunes from both of The Portland Collections.
Genre: Folk: Contra Dance
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1. Jamie Allen
1:15 album only
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2. Scollay's Reel
2:01 album only
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3. The Bottom of the Punchbowl
1:28 album only
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4. Old Grey Cat
1:34 album only
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5. Camp Pleasant Jig
1:21 album only
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6. Sonny Brogan's
1:18 album only
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7. Fair Jenny's Jig
1:28 album only
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8. Grasshopper Sittin' on a Sweet Potato Vine
1:28 album only
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9. The 28th of January
1:25 album only
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10. Buck Mountain
1:36 album only
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11. Batchelder's
1:30 album only
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12. Golden Wedding Reel
1:27 album only
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13. Pacific Slope Hornpipe
1:35 album only
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14. The Banks of the Allan
1:16 album only
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15. The Sailor's Wife
1:14 album only
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16. Bert Ferguson
1:22 album only
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17. Sheehan's
1:30 album only
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18. Mother's Delight
1:27 album only
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19. Hand Me Down the Tackle
1:39 album only
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20. Democratic Rage Hornpipe
1:28 album only
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21. Dominion Reel
1:25 album only
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22. Saratoga Hornpipe
1:33 album only
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23. Flat-Footed Henry
1:26 album only
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24. Cuffy
1:32 album only
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25. Hughie Shorty's Reel
1:30 album only
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26. The Barrowburn Reel
1:27 album only
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27. Trip to Windsor
1:35 album only
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28. Mrs. Monroe's Jig
1:19 album only
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29. The Grey Buck
1:16 album only
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30. Up the River
1:27 album only
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31. Going to the Free State
1:22 album only
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32. Black-Eyed Susie
1:24 album only
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33. John Brown's March
1:24 album only
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34. Johnny, Johnny Don't Get Drunk
1:21 album only
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35. Little Dutch Girl
1:33 album only
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36. Miller's Maggot
1:23 album only
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37. Stan Chapman's Jig
1:29 album only
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38. The Steeplechase
1:24 album only
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39. Farrell O'Gara
1:21 album only
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40. George White's Favorite
1:29 album only
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41. Reel de Père Léon
1:32 album only
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42. Reel Saint-Paul
1:29 album only
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43. Reel Eugène
1:40 album only
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44. All the Way to Galway
1:22 album only
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45. Doon the Brae
1:20 album only
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46. The Road to Boston
1:30 album only
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47. Reel de Pointe-au-Pic
1:28 album only
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48. Quadrille Bouchard Troisième Partie
1:32 album only
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49. Indian Ate the Woodchuck
1:55 album only
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50. Jeff City
1:13 album only
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51. John Sharp's Hornpipe
1:09 album only
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52. Ducks on the Pond
1:49 album only
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53. 6/8 du Petit Sarny
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
3:15 album only
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54. Horace Hanesworth
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:32 album only
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55. Paddy on a Handcar
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:40 album only
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56. The Rose in the Heather
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:22 album only
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57. Out on the Ocean
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:19 album only
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58. The Rambling Pitchfork
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:33 album only
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59. Reel Semeur
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:24 album only
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60. Marie Sauce ton Pain
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:21 album only
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61. The TelephoneTune
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:33 album only
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62. Big Scioty
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:26 album only
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63. Twin Sisters
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:23 album only
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64. Piney Woods Gal
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:33 album only
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65. The Cordal Jig
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:30 album only
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66. The Orphan
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:27 album only
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67. Cuil Aodha
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:37 album only
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68. The Gale
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:30 album only
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69. Devil's Churn
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:27 album only
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70. Gondolin
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:36 album only
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71. Reel du Père Bruneau
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:33 album only
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72. Le Diable Vert
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:30 album only
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73. Reel Béloeil
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:39 album only
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74. The Reel of Mullinavat
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:32 album only
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75. The Scholar
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:29 album only
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76. The Old Copperplate
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:38 album only
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77. Bumblebee in a Jug
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:32 album only
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78. Crockett's Honeymoon
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:29 album only
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79. Brushy Run
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:39 album only
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80. Road to California
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:28 album only
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81. Boswell's Fancy
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:25 album only
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82. Sackett's Harbor
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:35 album only
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83. Irishman's Heart to the Ladies
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:19 album only
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84. Mug of Brown Ale
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
2:04 album only
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85. Dick Gossip's
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:34 album only
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86. Tom Morrison's Reel
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:31 album only
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87. Lady Ann Montgomery
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:40 album only
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88. Séan Ryan's Jig
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:22 album only
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89. Up Sligo
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:19 album only
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90. Foot to the Ground
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:31 album only
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91. Turkey in the Peapatch
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:34 album only
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92. Stay All Night
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:31 album only
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93. Moses, Hoe the Corn
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:40 album only
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94. Mouth of the Tobique
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
3:02 album only
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95. Reel Desjarlais
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:51 album only
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96. Reel Saint-Jean
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:13 album only
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97. Père Doiron
Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley & Susan Songer
1:17 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
On A Portland Play Along Selection, Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley, and Susan Songer invite musicians to pick up their instruments and play along with this representative cross section of the music in the two tune books published by Songer and Curley, The Portland Collection: Contra Dance Music in the Pacific Northwest (1) and 2. The tunes are individually tracked, even though they are played in medleys. Most of the tunes are played at a moderate tempo with only one lead and one back up instrument at a time. The recording is engineered so that the listener can pan right to hear the melody, pan left to hear the back up, or pan center to hear both together. The first and last sets on each disc are played faster with variations and harmonies to give a feel for how the music would be played at a contra dance. No tunes are duplicated from either of the two previous Portland Collection companion recordings.

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