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A Slip Jig (9/8 time) from Virginia.

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Comment by Al Smitley on July 18, 2014 at 6:48pm

How did I miss this the first time around?  Nicely done!

Comment by Strumelia on July 18, 2014 at 7:10pm

The picture goes so perfectly with it, too.  

Comment by Ian Bell on July 20, 2014 at 9:38am
Good tune, and the banjo sounds amazing. That picture is one that used to turn up in all the Canadian history school textbooks, called "French Canadian Dance". It was credited to George Heriot, who painted Canadian scenes in the 1790s. I was always intrigued by the giant tambourines (or maybe just tambours)
Comment by Strumelia on July 20, 2014 at 10:19am

I love those giant frame drums as well...and I love how the people seem to be stepping with such grace.

Comment by Mark Weems on July 20, 2014 at 3:05pm

Thanks Ian for the paintings provenance!

Comment by Strumelia on September 22, 2014 at 8:47am

It's a day to celebrate gourd banjers... I listen to this often, so beautiful.   :)


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