Russell's Jig

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X:1 % T:Russell's Jig S:John Taggart (1854-1943) ms. (1938, New Hampshire) M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig K:G B|dBB BAB|BEE E2D|DGG GFG|B...



RUSSELL'S JIG. American, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Russell's Jig" is contained in the 1938 manuscript of New Hampshire musician John Taggart (1854-1943), entitled “Recollections of a Busy Life” (New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, N.H.). Taggart wrote in his ms. that the tunes “were all taught me during my boyhood days in Sharon (N.H.), by the various fiddlers in that vicinity” [Miller]. Randy Miller points out that Sharon is in “the heart of the Monadnock Region of southwestern New Hampshire, where fiddlers and contra dances abound to this day” (pref. iv) [Miller].

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Miller (Fiddler’s Throne), 2004; No. 95, p. 67.

Recorded sources: - Front Hall FHR 204C, New Hampshire Fiddlers Union - "The Music of John Taggart" (1989).



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