Traditional Tunes from Newfoundland & Labrador

By Aaron Collis and Emilia Bartellas

  1. Carlow Boys
    Tatter Jack Walsh
  2. Vince’s Triple
    Calvin Payne’s Step Dance Tune
  3. Kevin Broderick’s
    The Boys From Dildo
    Don Freake’s
  4. The Carnation
    Ruby’s (Waltz)
  5. McCormack’s Breakdown
    Brian Tobin’s
  6. Britches Full Of Stitches
    Advance
    Bren Newman’s #1
  7. Torrent River
    Daniel’s Harbour Breakdown
  8. Red Rock Brook
    Shanawdithit
  9. Form A Line
    Green Grow The Rushes-O
    Flowers Of Edinburgh
  10. Mickey The Moulder
  11. Biscay Bay
    Little Joe Palliser’s
    Four-Turn Tune

Five comments

Re: Traditional Tunes from Newfoundland & Labrador

I know "Traditional Tunes from Newfoundland & Labrador" is the subtitle on their web page, but this is the first time I can recall hearing the album referred to as anything other than "Aaron Collis and Emilia Bartellas".

Fantastic album. I bought it right when it came out, and it’s still in fairly regular listening rotation here three years on.

Unfortunately the tune names mostly do not map well to the Session’s database. The "Kevin Broderick’s" on this album is a different tune than https://thesession.org/tunes/12456 , this "Britches Full of Stitches" is a lovely mad crooked tune that might vaguely be related to the common tune of that name, etc.

Re: Traditional Tunes from Newfoundland & Labrador

Green grow the rushes o definitely does not point to the correct tune either!

Once it’s sat with me for a while, I might transcribe it, but right now that would just be copying their sheetmusic!

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Re: Traditional Tunes from Newfoundland & Labrador

Huh, never noticed how different their setting of Green Grow is from the one on The Session. Now I can’t remember if the version I learned years ago is the same as Aaron & Emilia’s or the same as the one on The Session. Still, they’re at least the same tune idea, if many of the details are different.

Their Flowers of Edinburgh is a Bren Newman setting which is somewhat different than the standard version of the tune.

As long as I’m at it, "Ruby’s" is completely the wrong tune — the link goes to a reel, the tune on the album is a waltz.

Re: Traditional Tunes from Newfoundland & Labrador

I’ve linked to the correct Britches Full of Stitches now.