Around The Horn

As played by Austin Rogers from the Alabama region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Austin Rogers Collection

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Jim Holland, a great fiddler from Athens, AL

Here's one of my favourite tunes, and I believe it was the first old time tune I learned on the fiddle. Both parts end on a E minor chord, giving it a really cool sound. This is also a great Contra tune; I heard this played at a contra dance just last night. For once, I was dancing rather than fiddling, experiencing this music from the other side. Don't rush this tune.

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Dr. Fiddle's Favorite Breakdowns and Reels

Bob Wey 2013-05-08 10:36:47
This was composed by Jay Ungar in the 1970s.
Cynthia 2012-09-27 09:25:01
I believe this tune is in The Portland Collection as "Round the Horn," written by Jay Ungar and copyrighted 1978 by Swinging Door Music. It's one of my favorites, too.