>. . .I thought I was putting 2 and 2 together when I labeled what I heard at
>contra dances here in Wisconsin as "Old-time." And I was pleasantly surprised
>to hear a number of recognizable Irish tunes. (not a generalization . . .
>I've only been to a few contra dances)
>But then I was told by another musician that the contra dance music is _not_
>Old-time music. It ain't Irish, it ain't old-time or bluegrass, so what is
>it? English? Any contra-dancers out there to help?
My wife and I used to play for contra dances...we played a fairly wide
variety of music (if one can believe the FF book and others) including
Irish, Scottish, Old-time, New England, Cape Breton, etc. I don't remember
doing any Bluegrass, though. Whatever it's called...it's fun to play and
fun to dance to!
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