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X:1 T:Dungannon C:Thornton Spencer (1935-2017) N:Dungannon is a town in southwest Virginia, where Emily and N:Thornton Spencer met. They played with Albert Hash in the N:revived Whitetop Mountain Band from the mid-1970s. Although N:Hash died in 1982 the Whitetop Mountain Band continued. M:C| L:1/8 N:The ties in the transcription to be played as slides. D:Whitetop Heritage (Galax) LP 041, Albert Hash (c. 1976) D:Whitetop Mountain Band, "Thornton Spencer: Fiddling Through the Years" D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G (_B2|=B2)g2g3f|e2d2-d2(_B-=B-|B)Bge ggaa-|a2 ab a3(_B| =B2)g2g3f|e2d2-d2(_B2|=B)AFG AG F2|G3-G G2:| |:F2-|G2 Bc dBdB|c2 ce c2(ef-|f)aed B2G2 |A3B A2F2-| G2 Bc dBdB|c2 ce c2 (A|B)AFG AG F2|G3-G G2:||

Albert Hash & Emily Spencer
DUGANNON. American, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The tune has been credited to Thornton Spencer (1935-2017) and, sometimes to Albert Hash (1917-1982). Hash was a founder-member of the Whitetop Mountain Band, and a master of the Grayson County, Va., stringband style. The original Whitetop band's heyday was in the 1940's, but resurgent interest in old-time stringband music among young people in the 1970's led to a new iteration of the Whitetop Mountain Band, formed around fiddler Hash, along with his brother-in-law Thornton Spencer and his wife, Emily (fiddler and guitar).

Dugannon is the name of a town in southwestern Virginia where Thornton and Emily Spencer lived for a time in the 1970's, when the Whitetop Band was reorganized.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler and luthier Albert Hash [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 177.

Recorded sources : - Hear Albert Hash playing the tune at Slippery Hill [1]

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