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  • Box version

    The tune has mutated a bit under my fingers as I've been playing it on the box, so here's a version closer to how I play it, dropped down an octave for the first two parts. The chord progression in the 2nd part gives the tune something special, to my ears...

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  • Blacktown

    Composed by Ray Schloeffel, who was by all accounts a gentle giant of a man and a gifted fiddler. He had a rough life and died too early but this tune will live on in his native Australia, where its becoming a homegrown session favourite.

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  • Another recent recording

    My friend James Murray from Tubbercurry gives a brilliant rendition of this tune on his recent album 'The Powellsborough Lassies'. I'm biased of course but this album deserves more recognition.

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  • X: 2 “Auld Eage and Young Neer Grees the Gither”

    B: "A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels & Country Dances", the 3rd Collection of 4, Robert Petrie,1800, page 35

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  • X: 2 The Blew/Blue Bell Hornpipe

    The Fiddler's Companion ~ by Andrew Kuntz

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