Rocky Road to Dublin (6)

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ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN [6]. American, Reel (cut time). A Major. Standard or AEae tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune was in the repertory of Clay County, West Virginia, fiddler Wilson Douglas (1922-1999) who remarked: "...that tune was composed about Dublin, Virginia. That was the only trail at that time through Virginia and they named the town Dublin." Some see similarities to "George Booker (1)."
Wilson Douglas


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: - Field Recorders' Collective FRC202, Wilson Douglas - "Old-Time Music from Clay & Calhoun Counties, W.Va." (Various artists). Heritage 12, Wilson Douglas - "2nd Annual Brandywine Mountain Music Convention: '75 Traditional Music of West Virginia" (1975. Various artists). Marimac 9021, Double Decker String Band - "Evolution Girl" (1988). Marimac AHS 1, Wilson Douglas - "Boatin' up the Sandy" (1989). Rounder 0047, Wilson Douglas - "Right Hand Fork of Rush Creek" (1975). The Modock Rounders - "Old Tunes & New Blood" (2015). Wilson Douglas & Gruder Morris - "Hot from the Kitchen" (2013. 1973 field recording).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
See/hear Wilson Douglas play the tune in a jam on youtube.com [2], the Digital Library of Appalachia [3], and Berea Digital Collections [4]



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