The dust is reel

Now that we’re all vaccinated it’s been so fun to head out to the Wednesday night session at Radio Bean in Burlington, VT. And although I have been diligently practicing for the last year and learning new tunes, resurrecting old ones has been, well, interesting. Sometimes those old tunes have a bit of dust on them. And trust me, the dust is reel (or in this case it’s a jig).

Before COVID, there were tunes I played so much that I knew them like the back of my hand. I found though that learning a tune a week, while an awesome exercise in adding to my repertoire, I neglected to play the old tunes I knew and loved. Going to the session has been a great exercise in resurrecting those very tunes.

Recently, I was at the session and a few of us were trying to remember a great slip jig called A Fig for a Kiss. I know I loved this tune and have played it for years but I couldn’t for the life of me remember how it started. So of course, I had to come home and research it and dust that puppy off. So, in honor of resurrecting old tunes, here it is, A Fig for a Kiss:

Join me next week for tune #49 from A Tune A Week. Let’s see what other tunes we can dust off.


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