Leather Britches

As played by Lon Jordan from the Arkansas region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Ozarks and Missouri Valley Collection

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Field recording of Lon Jordan


This is a great version of Leather Britches by Lon Jordan, an excellent Ozark fiddler from Farmington, Arkansas. I really like this version. To my ears, it sounds very Irish (and supposedly Leather Britches is descended from the Scottish tune Lord MacDonald's Reel). If you have any experience with Irish bowing patterns, they might hold you in good stead when fiddling the A part of this version. Try it out, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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