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Old Grey Goose: Maine Country Dance Music and Song

Old Grey Goose: Maine Country Dance Music and Song

Maine-based folk band the Old Grey Goose took its name from a 1953 Chevy they drove on their first southern tour in 1977. With a repertoire of dance tunes and songs from New England and Canada, the band does not attempt any fancy arrangements, preferring instead to play the music in a traditional style. The very act of traveling to perform for local dances is a tradition the group also honors. They employ a range of traditional string band instruments (fiddle, banjos, mandolin, and guitars) as well as melodeon. Only two tracks feature lyrics: “Wait for the Wagon” and “Sweet Rosey O’Grady.” Liner notes from this 1980 recording contain a brief profile of Old Grey Goose and their history as a band, followed by short descriptions of each track.

Track Listing

101
Bay of Fundy (Reel) / Pay de Haut (Reel) - (medley) Old Grey Goose 3:40
102
Connaught Man's Rambles (Jig) / The Frost Is All Over (Jig) - (Medley) Old Grey Goose 3:33
103
Dance Terpsichora Old Grey Goose 4:19
104
Indian Reel / Reel de Montreal (medley) Old Grey Goose 3:44
105
Goose's Minuet / Doug's Waltz (medley) Old Grey Goose 3:03
106
Up the River (Jig) Old Grey Goose 2:49
107
Wait for the Wagon (Song) Old Grey Goose 4:03
108
Blanchard's Hornpipe (Hornpipe) / Good for the Tongue (Hornpipe) - (medley) Old Grey Goose 2:45
201
Yester's Reel Old Grey Goose 2:19
202
Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow (Polka) Old Grey Goose 2:30
203
Blackthorn Stick (Jig) / Cock of the North (Jig) - (medley) Old Grey Goose 3:25
204
Swiss Waltz Old Grey Goose 2:17
205
Boston Polka Old Grey Goose 2:32
206
Popcorn Schottische Old Grey Goose 1:54
207
Emmigrant's Reel Old Grey Goose 2:13
208
Sweet Rosey O'Grady (Waltz) Old Grey Goose 2:19

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