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Clarke Buehling taught me this tune. I think he got it from an SS Stewart publication.

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Comment by Ian Bell on January 15, 2010 at 10:29pm
Great performance! Great old tune too - I instantly had to try it myself. Do you have the bottom string tuned up? A lot of the Irish players and some of the old-time Canadian crowd play that up here. It's sometimes called "Warm Stuff".
Comment by Trapdoor2 on January 15, 2010 at 10:56pm
I know this as "Stony Point"...evidently has a lot of names (according to the fiddler's companion site).

Well played, both of you!
Comment by Chuck Naill on January 17, 2010 at 9:02pm
I enjoyed both of your efforts. Thank you.
Comment by Brent W Browning on January 19, 2010 at 9:54am
Frank Lee of the Freight Hoppers teaches this as Stoney Point on his clawhammer banjo CD.
Comment by Carl Anderton on January 21, 2010 at 12:37pm
Ian, you are correct, this is minstrel "high bass" tuning, AF#DAd.
Comment by Ian Bell on January 21, 2010 at 5:28pm
Thankee

The millisecond of lag on the video made it hard to tell exactly when your fingers were arriving on different notes.

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