Salt Spring barndance

By John Reischman

Also known as Salt Springs, Saltspring.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Salt Spring has been added to 4 tune sets.

Salt Spring has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Salt Spring
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
e2 e>e fe2f-|fe c/B/A c2 c/B/A/c/|B2 B>B cB2c-|cB A<G F3A|
B2 B>B cB2c-|cB A<G F3E|F2 A>A BA F/E/D|1 E6 A/B/c/d/:|2 E4-EA/B/ c/B/A/G/ ]|
|:F2G2 A2c2|F2G2 A4|F2G2 A2c2|1 cB3-BA/B/ c/B/A/G/:|2 cB3- B2 A/B/c/d/||
2
X: 2
T: Salt Spring
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
e4 e2ce|f2e4 ce|f2f2 ecBA|c4 cBAc|B4 B4|c2B4 B2|c2B2A2G2|F4 F2A2|
B4 B4|c2B4 B2|c2B2A2G2|F4 F2G2|A4 A3c|B2 A4 B2|c2B2A2G2|1 A4ABcd:|2 A8||
|:F4G4|A4c4|F4G4|A6E2|F4G4|A4c4|B8|1 B6E2:|2 B4 ABcd||

Seven comments

Re: Salt Spring

I just listened to a few performances of this tune on YouTube. I didn’t know if it was an old tradition tune, like Salt Creek. It’s beautiful though - thank you for posting . Now shall I learn it first on the fiddle , then the guitar ? 🙂

Re: Salt Spring

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Re: Salt Spring

Such a wonderful fun Blue Grass tune. Ironically, I first heard/learned this in a late night session on the Isle of Skye (Scotland) at Alisdair Fraser’s Scottish fiddle camp… imagine our surprise when us American’s learned it was a contemporary American composition. Nothing like the power of a good tune!

Salt Spring, X:2

Hey All,
Here is a basic transcription of this tune as played by The Moon Shells. For the sake of readability, I left out some embellishments.
Cheers,
Malcolm