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Minstrel Banjo and Fiddle Duet by Rob Morrison and Norm Boggs
"Rochester Schottische" was composed by W. H. Rulison in 1857. It was a very popular dance tune and appeared in Winner's Excelsior Collection, Winner's Dance Tunes, and Howe's Leviathan Collection.
The fiddler here is Norm Boggs, my partner in crime for the past 36 years (see photos on my page).
The banjo is a bare bones 1880's early Haynes Excelsior No.2 with a simple wooden rim and no tone ring.
The tune Tommy Jarrell calls "Rochester Schottische" is neither this tune, nor is it a schottische.
Nice Rob. I know this one from the Henry Reed Collection, by way of Alan Jabbour.
Yeah Paul. Henry only played two of the parts, but it's definitely the same tune.
That's a nice tune, and nicely played. I think the version in Dan Levenson's 'Festival Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo' must be the Tommy Jarrell tune.
Andy--If it sounds like there's an extra little bit near the end of each part, then yes it is the Tommy Jarrell tune.
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