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RYRO'S HOUSE. AKA - "Rya's House," "Riro's House." Old=Time, Breakdown. USA, Piedmont region of North Carolina. "Riro's House" (sometimes "Rya's House" or "Ryro's House") is a dance tune that was in the repertoire of fiddler Joe Thompson (1918-2012), an African-American fiddler from the northeastern part of Orange County, N.C., who played the piece in FCgd tuning. Joe partnered with his banjo playing older brother, Odel (b. 1911), and were the sons of John Arch Thompson, also a banjo player.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: - Global Village C217, Joe and Odel Thompson = "Old Time Music from the North Carolina Piedmont" (1989). Nonesuch Records, Carolina Chocolate Drops - "Leaving Eden" (2012). Pinecone Records, Joe & Odel Thompson - "Going Down To Raleigh: Stringband Music In The North Carolina Piedmont, 1976-1998" (2009). Rounder Records, Joe & Odel Thompson - "Ain't Gonna Rain No More - Blues And Pre-Blues From Piedmont North Carolina" (1978. Recorded January 1974 & June 1976 in Orange County, NC).

See also listing at:
Hear the Thompsons' recording on youtube.com [1]
Hear the Carolina Chocolate Drops recording on youtube.com [2]
Banjo tab can be found in The Old Time Herald, vol. 1, No. 8, Summer, 1989, 8:28.



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