Open Band Dance Sat, 2/21/15 – Warmup Jam Recording

It’s that time again.   TFTM is holding an open band contra dance, Saturday Night Feb. 21, 2015, and we’re all invited!    Clare Zucker will be calling, and Sharon Goldwasser will be our esteemed anchor musician. (Download Set List Here.)

Musicians set up 6:00-7:00
Dance lesson at 6:30
Dance – 7:00 until 10:00

First United Methodist Church
915 4th Street (near Park Ave.)
Tucson, Az.  Map

Clare Zucker, caller

Clare Zucker, caller

Sharon Goldwasser, open band anchor musician

Sharon Goldwasser, open band anchor musician

If you would like to warm up before joining us, you can play along with these recordings from the most recent jam, where we practiced tunes we anticipate will be called on dance night. The first set is at full speed, and the second set is at 10% reduced speed, so you can warm your fingers up.


at full speed

digitally slowed 10%


See you there!


Open Band Contra Dance, Saturday Nov. 15, Caller Seth Levine

We’re having an Open Band Contra Dance, this Saturday Evening, Nov 15th!  Calling all musicians!

TFTM: Sat, November 15, 2014, 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Open Band, anchor musician Tom Ryan, caller Seth Levine
First United Methodist Church, 915 E. 4th Street, Tucson, AZ (map)

Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan, anchor musician

Caller Seth Levine

Caller Seth Levine

Set List PDF can be downloaded here:  Set-List-11-15-2014






OPEN BAND SET LIST for November 15, 2014


Banshee (G) / Star of Munster (Ador)
Goodbye Liza Jane (D) /  Boatman (A)
Cold Frosty Morning (Ador) / Kitchen Gal (Amix)
Cooley’s (Em) / Mason’s Apron (A)
Father Kelley’s (G) / Ships Are Sailing (Edor)
Forked Deer (D) / Soldier’s Joy (D)
Big Liza Jane (D) / Nixon’s Farewell (D)
John Stenson’s (A) / Merry Blacksmith (D)
Dunmore Lasses (Em) / Sally Gardens (G)
Old Grey Cat (Edor) / Bus Stop Reel (Am) / Evil Reel (F#m)
Porthole of the Kelp (Dm) / Old Copper Plate (Ador)
Nail That Catfish (G) / Johnny Johnny Don’t Get Drunk (D)
Rachel (D) / Buck Mountain (D)
Sara Armstrong’s (D) / Sandy Boys (Amix)
Saut de Lapin (G) / Reel de St Antoine (A)
Maple Leaf (Edor) / High Reel (A)
Sadie at the Back Door (D) / Waiting for Nancy (A)
Squirrel Heads and Gravy (G)  / Grasshopper Sittin’ on a Sweet Potato Vine (D)
Whiskey Before Breakfast (D) / Old Mother Flanagan (A)


Collier’s (Dmix) / Slieve Russell (Ador)
Connaughtman’s Rambles (D) / Old Favorite (G)
Down the Back Lane (Dmix) / Sean Ryan’s (Ador)
Kerfunten (D) / Cliffs of Moher (Ador)
Out on the Ocean (G) / My Darling Asleep (D) / Handsome Young Maidens (A)
Rambling Pitchfork (D) / Donnybrook Fair (G)
Rose in the Heather (D) / Irishman’s Heart to the Ladies (A)
Ryan’s Favorite (Lilting Banshee) (Ador) / Ten Penny Bit (Ador)
Star Above the Garter (G) / Stool of Repentance (A)
Tobin’s Favorite (D) / Tar Road to Sligo (D)


Far Away (Bm)
Margaret’s Waltz (A)
Midnight on the Water (D)
Norwegian Wood (D/Dm)
Pink Eye Lament (D)
Rose by the Door (D)
Sourgrass & Granite (D)