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  • the actual date

    Why are the lyrics "...in 1814 we took a little trip..." when it was actually 1815. It seems trivial, but historically will we commemorate the bicentennial next year or was it this year?

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  • The Jointure

    I heard John Carty playing this in the lovely key of E, as I've attempted to notate here. There is a jig cited as "The Jointure" on Kevin Crawford's album, "Carrying the Tune." I am not certain where the tune originated from, or with whom it may be asso...

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  • Emma Sweeney - first tune

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdqWfnJhmgY

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  • a rock and a wee pickle tow

    I learned this tune years ago from a 10'' Jimmy Shand vinyl I found in a junkshop. a Scots friend

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  • The Bicycle jig

    I've heard that name, too, but note that there's also a bicycle slide - a completely different tune - and a couple of recordings that contain this slide are now linked here due to the common name.

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