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Choose Your Partners: Contra Dance and Square Dance Music of New Hampshire

Various Artists
Choose Your Partners: Contra Dance and Square Dance Music of New Hampshire

New Hampshire is home to a variety of time-honored music and dance traditions. This 1999 studio recording is a collection of dance tunes played by six New Hampshire groups. Built upon a blend of English, French, and Celtic influences, the music features fiddle, guitar, flute, piano, mandolin, and hammered dulcimer. Some of New Hampshire's renowned dance callers invite you to "choose your partners" and join in New England contra dancing, barn dancing, and singing squares. Produced in collaboration with the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

Track Listing

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Farewell to Whiskey / Silver and Gold Two Step (medley) Rodney Miller's New England Dance Band 2:36
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102
Money Musk Old New England 3:27
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103
The Woman Fiddler / Munster Lass / Rock Valley / Hullichan's Jig (medley) Old New England 3:20
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104
Larry O' Gaff Two Fiddles 2:47
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105
Maggie In The Woods Two Fiddles 3:22
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106
Mouth of the Tobique / Réel des Jeunes Mariés / Réel de Montréal (medley) Northern Spy 4:31
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107
Lady of the Lake / Fisher's Hornpipe / Red-Haired Boy / Miss Thompson (medley) Northern Spy 6:54
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108
Rosin the Beau / Waltz for Jane (medley) Rodney Miller's New England Dance Band 4:10
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109
Golden Slippers Lester Bradley and Friends 4:30
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110
Crooked Stovepipe Lester Bradley and Friends 3:36
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111
Shandon Bells / Out on the Ocean / The Lame Duck / Mug of Brown Ale (medley) Lamprey River Band 4:25
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112
Fireman's Reel / Rising of the Lamprey / Silver Spear / High Reel / Fireman's Reel (medley) Lamprey River Band 5:45
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113
Neil Vincent's Welcome To Earth / Pig Town Fling / Durang's Hornpipe / Peace River Breakdown (medley) Old New England 3:13
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114
The Battering Ram / The Concertina Reel / Kiley's Reel (medley) Rodney Miller's New England Dance Band 5:08
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115
Cat in the Hopper / Coleraine / Shores of Lough Gowna (medley) Rodney Miller's New England Dance Band 5:05
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116
Amelia / Great Memories (medley) Old New England 4:08

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