Wow, what a summer we had! First we went to the Bethel Adult Fiddle Camp in Bethel, MO, then Patt & I taught old-time vocals & Bluegrass fiddle, respectively, at Allegheny Echoes in Marlinton, WV. After that we were off to Quebec to play tune with the gang from Groupe Leduc and to new Brunswick to visit our friends Walter and Wanda. August was just as busy what with the Montgomery City, MO, fiddle contest, the Great American Eclipse of 2017 then on to the Canadian Grand Masters in Valleyfield, QC, and finally the big contest and campground jam at Pembroke, ON.
With all that travel it was hard to find time to keep the Wednesday Tune-Fix going. The good thing is I’m back in the saddle and have learned a bunch of tunes I can’t wait to share with you. Here we go!
This is a fine tune from Canada called the Rock Valley Jig. It is attributed to someone named John Burt of Ontario. More info in this brief article here. I got this version originally from an Andy DeJarlis recording, but the tune has been rattling around in my head for sometime so I’ve veered off the original path a little.
The notation is on my “Dots” page. Just scroll down to JIGS and you’ll find it.
This playlist will get you well on your way to learning this great tune.