Chapel Hill Serenade > Pilgrim of Sorrow > World Turned Upside Down

from by Timothy Cummings

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Thanks to the consistent 4/4 rhythm of clawhammer banjo playing, 6/8 tunes are relatively rare in old-time music. These tunes are typically heard at slower tempos, but for this take they seemed to enjoy a more jiggy status. Notably, 'Chapel Hill Serenade' originated in Scotland as the dance tune 'New Rigg'd Ship'.


from The Piper in the Holler, released August 1, 2012
trad. North Carolina Piedmont, from Vaughan Marley and Tinsey Clapp, via Alan Jabbour > trad. Appalachia, from Gainer's Folk Songs From the West Virginia Hills, via Pete Sutherland > trad. Arkansas, from Albie Morrison, via Pete Sutherland. Pete (guitar), Caleb (fiddle), Tim (whistle)



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Timothy Cummings Burlington, Vermont

Chiefly a piper, Timothy Cummings is a Vermont-based composer and multi-instrumentalist who enjoys an uncommonly diverse repertoire, including traditional music from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton, France & Brittany, and Appalachia.

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