Mad Dan reel

Mad Dan has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Mad Dan
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B/c/d |g2 gd edBd | GABd edBA | G2 dG eGdG | A^GAB cdef |
g/g/g dg edBA | G2 dG edBA | G/G/G dG eGdG | A^GAB =G2 :|
|: D/E/F |G2 dG eGdG | gd B/c/d edBA | G2 dG eGdG | A^GAB cded |
G/G/G dG eG G/G/G | gdBd edBd | G/A/G dG eG B/c/d | ed B/c/d G2 :|
2
X: 2
T: Mad Dan
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: e |a3 e fece | ABce fece | A2 eA fAeA | BABc defe |
a2 ae fe c/d/e | A/B/A ce fecB | A2 eA fAeA | BABc A3 :|
|: E |A2 eA fAeA | aece fece | A2 eA fAeA | BABc defe |
A/A/A eA fAeA | aece fece | B2 A/B/c Bcde | fece A3 :|

Four comments

"Mad Dan" ~ by Stefan Puchalski

Stefan Puchalski, amongst other things, is a fine fiddler, for dance and as a teacher, great lift, drive, passion and patience… His interests are wide and many, including Polish fiddling. He hails from that area of the U.S.A. collectively called "The Pacific Northwest" and last heard was making his home on the northern end of the beautiful Olympic Penninsula in Washington State.

From notes the "Mad Dan" in question, musician and friend, is Danny Hathaway, also, as I understand, from that same general area of the planet…

For other takes and ways, this tune is also available in other collections, in the key of A:

"The Portland Collection: Contra Dance Music in the Pacific Northwest"
Susan Songer & Clyde Curley, 1997
pages 129 & 257, tune & notes: "Mad Dan" (A Major)

"Mad Dan" (A Major), along with other compositions and favourites of his, were first given print in his self-published collections which he named "Tons O’ Tunes" & "Son of Tons O’ Tunes"… I’ve only ever seen these collections, but while all hand scrawled, were a great selection of tunes from all over North America, including a fine sampling of French Canadian numbers. His own compositions were only a small percentage of that well chosen total. I don’t know if these collections are still in circulation?

"Mad Dan" ~ by Stefan Puchalski, in A Major

K: A Major
|: e |
a3 e fece | ABce fece | A2 eA fAeA | BABc defe |
a2 ae fe c/d/e | A/B/A ce fecB | A2 eA fAeA | BABc A3 :|
|: E |
A2 eA fAeA | aece fece | A2 eA fAeA | BABc defe |
A/A/A eA fAeA | aece fece | B2 A/B/c Bcde | fece A3 :|

Stefan & Judith Puchalski

Now resident in Switzerland and still making music together, and for others, as well as teaching and inspiring children…