Rebel Raid (1)

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REBEL RAID [1]. Old-Time, Breakdown. A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is sourced to John Scotland Hannah (b. 1920), who grew up in Mingo County, West Virginia, but who removed to Columbus, Ohio, in the 1950's. The title “Rebel Raid” was attached to several tunes at the turn of the century, remarks John Hartford. A tune called “Rebel Raid” was in the repertoire of Ed Haley (northeastern Kentucky). Jim Taylor (1996) and Jeff Titon (2001) believe the title may refer to the 1864 Confederate incursions of General John Hunt Morgan and ‘Morgan’s Raiders’ into eastern Kentucky.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Field Recorders' Collective FRC405, "John Hannah" (2006. Recorded in the 1980's by Jeff Goehring). Field Recorders' Collective FRC601, "Jeff Goehring with Friends & Family" (2007).\

See also listing at:
Hear John Hannah's version (via Jeff Goehring) played by Rayna Gellert in a 2003 concert at the Digital Library of Appalachia [1]




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