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On the Map

by Tasker's Chance

From cheerful dance tunes and rousing marches to heartfelt ballads, this trio's arrangements of popular music of early America will delight your ears and brighten your day.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Young Widow/Fourpence Ha'penny Farthing/Grimstock
3:06 $0.99
2. Slave's Lament
3:23 $0.99
3. Corelli’s Minuet
2:41 $0.99
4. Brave Wolfe
3:21 $0.99
5. Punchinello/The Dusty Miller/Lancaster Hornpipe
2:58 $0.99
6. Over the Hills and Far Away
2:46 $0.99
7. Whitehall Minuet
2:42 $0.99
8. White Cockade
2:36 $0.99
9. Newcastle/Jack's Maggot
3:34 $0.99
10. Spanish Ladies
4:28 $0.99
11. World Turned Upside Down
2:48 $0.99
12. Revolutionary Tea
2:14 $0.99
13. Rose Tree/Rakes of Mallow/Peat Fire Flame
3:17 $0.99
14. Johnny’s Gone for a Soldier
3:57 $0.99
15. Cuckolds All in a Row/All in a Garden Green
3:58 $0.99
16. Pleasant and Delightful
3:11 $0.99
17. Fandango/Jefferson and Liberty
3:16 $0.99
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Album Notes
Tasker's Chance members, Deborah Brower (lead vocals, guitar and bodhran), Elaine Newhall (flute and pennywhistle) and Becky Ross (fiddle and harmony vocals), each from a different musical background, have combined their musical strengths with a shared interest in history to develop entertaining and informative programs of the popular music of early America.

“On the Map” seems an appropriate title considering the source of the name of our group. Tasker’s Chance was the name given a property owned by 18th century land speculator Benjamin Tasker. The property would eventually become Frederick, Maryland, which is located near the homes of the members of the group. The cover is a selection from the 1858 Isaac Bond Map of Frederick County. By then only a small portion of the property was still called Tasker’s Chance.

Music has always been a part of daily life, but it was also used to transmit history and even shape it. Great men and events were celebrated in song. Music was used to protest the oppressive English tax laws that led to the American Revolution. Other music was used to ease the burden of work on land or at sea. Love and loss found expression in ballads that still speak to us. Dancing was an important form of social interaction. At times the only way a young couple could touch or exchange a few private words was under the watchful gaze of a chaperone.



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