Judi M'Star’s twenty-one comments

  • Far Away by Pete Jung (c) 1985

    Here's the version my group, Aunt Lu & the Oakland County All Stars, have played since the 90's. I included information and 'suggested' approach to the chords 🙂 more…

  • Re: Tom Kruskal’s

    We've played this for Sapphire Sea at our Tuesday English Dance in Ann Arbor, MI; more…

  • The Golden Keyboard, X:7

    So good to see so many versions of Golden Keyboard. The version we play of this great tune is similar to others here but I've written it out in G as we play a C natural in the third measure of the 2nd & 4th line here where when written in Edorian, the not... more…

  • Circus Boy

    My band mate, Bob Hubbach, wrote this tune in 2004 & it became a hit with musicians in our area right away. It's a great jig for a contra dance that has a nice key change in the second part. We recorded it with fiddler Brad Battey, on his first CD, "Up No... more…

  • Get Up Old Woman And Shake Yourself, X:4

    A bandmate asked me to transcribe this tune she found in the Gow Collection & to transpose it from C to D. After I wrote it out I found it in the Second Fiddler's Tune Book in D. Upon attempting to add it here in The Session, a message said it was already... more…

  • Cock O’ The North, X:16

    Cock O' the North is one of our band's (The Olde Michigan Ruffwater Stringband) favorites. We recorded it on an album (Michigan Summer) in a medley between Andy DeJarlis and Growling Old Man, Grumbling Old Woman. A very exciting tune. I noticed there were... more…

  • Re: Deuxieme Partie Du Quadrille De I’lle D’Orleans

    #Bazza I’m not sure and since we use it mainly for contra dances, I haven’t looked further. Often just the ‘memorable’ parts of a quadrille remain. I’ve played some quadrilles that had no memorable parts but haunt my nightmares by the simple fac... more…

  • Captain White’s, X:5

    This is a great bouncy jig for contra dancing. I learned it from my bandmate, Bob Hubbach, a great dulcimer player. more…

  • Deuxieme Partie Du Quadrille De I’lle D’Orleans

    This is one of my favorite jigs with a great chord progression. We first found it in the Portland Collection, edited by Susan Songer. I tweaked the chords a bit. It appears on the recording 'Out the Buckhorn Way' by Bob Hubbach & Friends. Bob Hubbach (Dul... more…

  • The White Petticoat, X:7

    I first played this tune with Ann Arbor fiddler, Susie Lorand at a contradance a few years back. Loved the tune & great to find it here, as well. I thought I'd upload this version that I play as the chords are a bit different & since I'm the piano pounder... more…