Minerva Jams Sessions


Group playing music in a circle

June 30- August 25, 2023

Fridays from 12:30-2:30

at the Kelly Adirondack Center

in the Adirondack Room.

This will be a northeast style round-robin session with a mix of old-time, New England, Irish, and Canadian tunes along with traditional and contemporary songs, key changes at the whim of the person who calls the tune. Tunes will be drawn from the first volume of the Portland Collection, the Fiddler’s Fakebook, the New England Fiddler’s Repertoire, the Waltz Book, and, you know, wherever else we found ’em.

The Minerva Jams includes present and emeritus faculty and students.

Last week’s session included:

Red-haired Boy
Fly Around/Over the Waterfall/West Fork Girls
Wreck of Old 97
Cumberland Gap
Wabash Cannonball
James Alley Blues
Angelina Baker/Mairie’s Wedding
Mississippi Sawyer
Arkansas Traveller
Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOm5jwWDcVI)
Tobin’s Favorite / Off She Goes
Soldier’s Joy
Ryan’s Favorite / Morrison’s
Crow Creek
Why You Been Gone So Long
Coleman’s March
Cherokee Shuffle
Midnight on the Water