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Gardner Winter Music Festival
Jam Session Workshop

Sat 2/23/19  12:45 ~ 2:15

hosted by
Mark Tamsula, Richard Withers and Dave Krysty.

Featuring tunes from
SW Pennsylvania
collected by Samuel Bayard.

 

SW PA Jam Session Repertoire

Here are links to samples of some Pennsylvania tunes 
A part and B part are at a slow tempo for learning.
recorded by Mark Tamsula on fiddle.



Samuel P. Bayard


~THE BAYARD COLLECTIONS~

Between 1928 and 1963, Samuel Bayard and his collaborators traveled throughout southwestern Pennsylvania visiting over 100 musicians, collecting and transcribing over 1000 traditional folk tunes. The intent was to "show something of what the older Pennsylvania tradition really consisted of" - "pre-radio, pre-tape, pre-TV" (Bayard, 1982, p. 2). Their sources were largely country dance fiddlers, but also fifers, who carried on a once widespread but now relatively obscure tradition of American marching music.   more